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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. Thursday and Friday classes also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday.

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Program Requirements

The program includes one 3 hour research course, 15 hours of required courses, and 12 hours of advisor-approved electives selected from selected professional emphasis areas. The program requires a total of 30 hours.

Research Foundations (3 hours):

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
EDFN 500 Research Methods 3

Required Core (15 hours):

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ID 560 Instructional Design Foundations 3
ID 570 Systematic Instructional Design 3
ID 587 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design 3
ID 590 Practicum in Instructional Design 3
*ID 595 Internship in Instructional Design 3
 *The capstone course requires the development and application of an authentic and professional quality product for their approved workplace setting. A professional portfolio is compiled and submitted in the capstone course in multimedia format (CD, DVD, or web based) focused on projects and activities from across the program.

Professional Emphasis (12 hours):

  • Students must take 6-12 hours of Instructional Design courses from the list below.
  • If the 12 hours are completed in Instructional Design courses, no more than 6 hours between the ID 575 Special Topics in ID and ID 590 Practicum in ID courses may be taken.
  • However, if a student elects to take 6 hours of advisor-approved adult education courses, educational technology courses, or transfer courses, then neither ID 575 Special Topics in ID or ID 590 Practicum in ID may be completed as part of the Professional Emphasis. The student must complete two other ID courses listed below.

Course Selections for Professional Emphasis:

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ID 575 Special Topics in Instructional Design 1-6
ID 590 Practicum in Instructional Design 1-3
ID 572 Performance Improvement Analysis in the Workplace 3
ID 577 Management of Instructional Systems 3
ID 583 Training Design and Development 3
ID 588 Multimedia Design 3
ID 585 Distance Education Opportunities and Challenges 3

Students may take up to 6 hours from the following areas with advisor approval:

  • Adult Education courses
  • Educational Technology Courses
  • Other Appropriate Areas

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 Last Modified 9/25/14