Training Design and Development for Corporations (TD&D): 
M. Ed.  in Instructional Systems


Current students: Please contact Dr. Doris Lee at ydl1@psu.edu for advising.


This program benefits training professionals, educators, and individuals wanting to enter the training field. Course work emphasizes Web-based instructional design, human resource development, and instructional technology to develop and deliver training for performance improvement.

TD&D offers courses in seven- and fourteen-week formats. Seven-week classes meet two evenings a week or a full-day on Saturdays. Fourteen-week classes meet one evening a week or a half-day on Saturdays. A varied schedule is offered in the summer.

There are 6 seven-week sessions each academic year. You may begin at the start of any session.

Education Faculty

TD&D faculty members have both theoretical grounding and practical experience in training and computer technology. They are involved as scholars, consultants, practitioners and researchers.

Our Graduates 

Training professionals wear many hats in their roles as business partners, project managers, and learning specialists. Our graduates are employed in corporations, nonprofit organizations, government and education as

  • Instructional designers
  • Trainers
  • Training Managers
  • Organizational Effectiveness Specialists
  • Learning Technology Developers


Instructional designers should enjoy an exceptionally good job outlook, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more instructional designer career information, click here.

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