M.Ed. Instructional Design Courses

WGU offers degrees, not classes. As a competency-based online university, progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a capstone project. As a student in this program, you will complete the courses listed below in order to graduate. These courses are required. Each course contains a study guide and recommended learning resources for you to use. Your assigned mentor will help guide you through the process.

For ease of understanding, WGU has assigned competency units to each of its courses as indicated below. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. WGU terms are six months in length. During a typical term, students will be expected to complete at least 8 to 9 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Not Pass basis; a “Pass” at WGU is equivalent to a letter grade of “B" or better.

Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more information about these courses.

CourseCompetency Units
Foundations of Instructional Design2
Instructional Design Analysis2
Issues in Instructional Design2
Instructional Design Production2
Research Foundations2
Research Questions and Literature Review2
Research Design and Analysis2
Research Proposals2
Foundations of Measurement and Evaluation2
Evaluation Methodology and Instrumentation2
Evaluation Process and Recommendation2
Issues in Measurement and Evaluation2
MED, Instructional Design Capstone Written Project3
MED, Instructional Design Capstone Oral Defense3