Online Innovation and Design

Master of Education Online

The master’s in online innovation and design program prepares educators to create and facilitate meaningful learning experiences for the online environment—skills that are increasingly important in today’s tech-enabled classrooms.

Schools everywhere are implementing smart classrooms and one-to-one programs that put computers and handheld devices into the hands of students at all grade levels. More and more businesses are also adopting online learning for employees as well as using diverse technologies in the everyday functions of the workplace. This instructional design program teaches students both the pedagogical and technological foundations for facilitating meaningful learning experiences in their classrooms, communities, workplaces, or online.

This fully online Master’s in Education program is ideal for working professionals with busy schedules. The online innovation and design program is accredited by CAEP.

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Why Study Online Innovation and Design at UAF?

Take the next step in your education and career with a degree that focuses on teaching and learning in the 21st century. Here are some of the highlights of earning your master’s degree at UAF.

Join classes in ways that work for you

  • Designed for busy professionals, this master’s degree program is available fully online. Students also have the option of taking some of the program’s courses in person or via audio or videoconference.

Learn from expert teaching professionals

  • Our faculty are teachers, instructional designers, and leaders in the fields of education and online learning who bring their real-world knowledge and insights to the coursework. Whether you take classes online or face-to-face, your professors are here to answer your questions and help you succeed.

Get hands-on research experience

  • Choose between a non-thesis research project, thesis or comprehensive exam to complete your master’s degree program.


What Can You Do With a Master’s in Online Innovation and Design?

Earning your master’s degree is a great way to open new career opportunities or advance a career you’re already passionate about. Whether you’re teaching in a school or business environment, this program will give you the skills to create more effective lessons for your students and excel in your role as an educator.

Jobs for Master of Education in Online Innovation and Design graduates

Our graduates excel in careers such as:

  • Teachers
  • IT specialists in school districts
  • Instructional designers in education
  • Instructional designers in business settings
  • Librarians

Instructional design salaries

Based on recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for instructional designers is $64,450.

K-12 teachers with Master of Education degrees will also typically earn higher salaries than bachelor’s degree graduates.



Get Started on Your Master’s in Online Innovation and Design

Take the next step toward earning your master’s degree online at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. We have the resources to help you get started.