WGU Texas’ online instructional design degree will develop your curriculum and instructional expertise. The M.Ed. in Instructional Design will prepare you to use technology for instructional purposes and allow you to focus on larger curricular or year-long development plans. You will become an instructional design expert.
Note: As part of Western Governors University, the online teaching degree programs at WGU Texas are NCATE accredited.
In WGU Texas’ online master’s in instructional design, you’ll learn the essential skills and knowledge needed to become an instructional design expert. This program includes the following areas of study and completion of a capstone project. This program does not result in an endorsement or an initial teaching license.
Instructional Design and Performance Improvement
Measurement and Evaluation
Total Program: 31 Competency Units (credit equivalents)
Basic Tuition: $2,890 per six-month term
Resource Fee: $145 per six-month term (non-refundable)
Application Fee: $65 (one time)
At WGU Texas, tuition is charged at a flat rate once every six months. Your tuition covers the minimum "full-time load" of competency units (the equivalent to credit hours)8 CUs is the minimum for graduate studentsas well as all coursework attempted in that time. For the most part, there is no limit on the number of competency units you can attempt in a 6-month term. Whether you complete more or fewer units, you are charged the same flat rate.
Tuition compares favorably to the rates of Texas state universities. Our tuition is also typically half what other online universities charge. At WGU Texas, you enjoy the cost savings of a nonprofit university.
Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify. Learn more about financial aid
As part of our partnership with the state of Texas, WGU Texas leverages Western Governors University’s unique, competency-based approach to education. This approach measures learning, not credit hours. Your progress is based on your demonstration of essential skills and knowledge in instructional design.
As a WGU Texas student, you’ll receive a top-notch education through a curriculum, learning resources, mentoring, and student services provided by Western Governors University. This means you’ll enjoy the advantages of:
One of the best values in Texas higher education, at WGU Texas you can expect to earn a relevant degree on your schedule and within your budget.
How long it takes for you to complete your program will vary. Because WGU Texas is competency-based, the pace at which you complete your program depends on how quickly you are able to take and pass the required assessments. Many students are able to proceed faster than the normal pace (described below) designed into each program. But doing so isn’t easy.
Standard Time to Completion: 2 to 2½ years.
Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for a personalized estimate of your time to completion.
To enroll into this WGU Texas program, you must:
Speak to an Enrollment Counselor who can help you understand what is required of you.