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Quick facts

  • Program type: Educational specialist degree
  • Academic home: College of Education | School of Information Science and Learning Technologies
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 30
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council
  • Estimated program cost: $12,494.70*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

The online educational specialist degree with an emphasis in learning systems design and development from MU can help you develop the knowledge and skills required to design learning systems and develop the digital media and network applications. If you want to work collaboratively with faculty and other students to produce a portfolio that documents your work and accomplishments, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

7%
Employment growth
$62,270
Median salary

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, Instructional Coordinators

Potential careers

  • Online course or curriculum designer or architect
  • Online course instructor
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Instructional designer
  • Game designer/developer
  • Academic research and doctoral study

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two years.

Course work covers

  • Digital media
  • Online course design and instruction
  • Web development skills
  • Web app and mobile app development
  • Rapid design of web-based learning
  • Game design and development
  • Makerspace and 3D printing

In-state tuition rates

As a distance learner in a University of Missouri graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies. SISLT is a proud member of the iSchools consortium, an international coalition of leading information schools.

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