Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations

Combined Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Master of Education in Instructional Design and Learning Technologies

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Why Choose Organizational Leadership and Instructional Design and Learning Technologies?

As a pathway that equips you with the skills and knowledge to excel in the dynamic fields of leadership and education technology, this unique combined degree program offers a comprehensive curriculum that seamlessly integrates the principles of organizational leadership with the latest advancements in instructional design and learning technologies.  

By combining these two disciplines, you will gain a competitive edge in today's rapidly evolving professional landscape. Throughout the program, you will dive into the foundations of organizational leadership, exploring topics such as strategic planning, team dynamics, and effective communication, and developing the essential skills needed to lead and inspire teams, drive organizational change, and foster a culture of innovation. 

Contact Information

Organizational Leadership
Dan Noel, Ph.D.

Instructional Design 
Sheri Stover, Ph.D.


The training and development field is expected to employ 42,100 jobs and is growing at 11 percent each year, faster than the average for most occupations. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics has rated the job prospects for training and development managers as favorable due to the continual need to train the workplace

Instructional designers either lead a team or are part of a team that develops educational training programs and eLearning classes for corporate, educational (K-12 and higher education), government, or not-for-profit environments. Instructional design is a new, innovative field, and our graduates have been highly successful in gaining employment after completing the program. 

The College of Health, Education, and Human Services has provided a dedicated career consultant to assist you in connecting your major to a career. The career consultant focuses on staying current on career trends in education, kinesiology and health, leadership, and human services. Our assigned career consultant is an extension of services offered through Wright State’s Career Services.  

Real-World Experience

This program emphasizes practical application, giving you opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills through hands-on projects, internships, and real-world case studies. This experiential learning approach ensures that you graduate with the confidence and competence to tackle the challenges of the professional world. 

Furthermore, with your master’s degree studies in the world of instructional design and learning technologies, you’ll also discover cutting-edge tools and methodologies for creating engaging and effective learning experiences. From e-learning platforms to multimedia content development, you will understand how to design and implement instructional materials that maximize learner engagement and knowledge retention. 

Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared for many exciting career opportunities. Whether you aspire to become a leader in educational institutions, corporate training departments, or instructional design firms, this combined degree will open doors to a multitude of rewarding paths. 

Academics & Curriculum

View the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Master of Education in Instructional Design and Learning Technologies program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog. 


Admission Requirements

When admitted to combined programs, you must complete all requirements for both programs. You can use three graduate-level M.Ed. Instructional Design and Learning Technologies courses toward both degree requirements.

You will have both a graduate and an undergraduate transcript. Any courses taken for both degrees will appear on both transcripts. This allows for the calculation of separate GPAs. All relevant rules about GPAs and continued eligibility, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, use these calculations.

The admission requirements for the combined program are more rigorous than the master’s degree. Admission requirements for the combined degree include:

  • Must be a major in the undergraduate degree
  • Senior-level status
  • 3.2 cumulative grade point average in all undergraduate work, including undergraduate credits earned at other institutions and transferred to Wright State
  • Undergraduate advisor's approval for admission to the combined-degree program, and mandatory advising during each semester you are taking graduate credit toward the bachelor's degree
  • Complete the admission application
  • Formal admission to combined-degree status

Admission Process

No earlier than the end of your junior year, if you wish to pursue a combined B.S.Ed. in Organizational Leadership and M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Learning Technologies, you should complete an application to the Wright State College of Graduate Programs and Honors Studies as well as an application for the combined degree program.

    Apply to Graduate Programs and Honors Studies

    Combined Organizational Leadership/IDL Degree Program Application


    In addition to filling out the Graduate Programs and Honors Studies application, you must include a writing sample (under 1,000 words) explaining why you wish to become an instructional designer or take the IDL courses.

    Questions about the graduate school application? Contact:

    The College of Graduate Programs and Honors Studies
    Location: 160 University Hall
    Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Phone: 937-775-2976
    Fax: 937-775-2453
    Email: wsugrad@wright.edu


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