Katie McClintic

  • Instructional Designer Specialist

Katie McClintic is an instructional designer for Mizzou Academy. Her responsibilities include designing self-paced and blended online courses that promote global citizenship using culturally responsive, inquiry-based course design frameworks; recommending changes to existing courses related to  technology and instructional methods; writing learning objectives and collaborating with subject matter experts to research content information and capture course-specific knowledge; creating and managing  project documentation, design templates, standards, style guides, technical specifications, and storyboards; and consulting on best practices for supporting international and ELL students.

Prior to working at Mizzou Academy, Katie taught English as a Second Language for more than 15 years in both the US and abroad. Her past work experience includes teaching, providing technology support for faculty, and cross-cultural advising in Intensive English Programs at the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas. Her work abroad included serving as an English Language Fellow in Indonesia from 2007-2009 (sponsored by the US Department of State); working as an Assistant Language Teacher for the JET Program in Kanazawa, Japan; and working as an English tutor in Sevilla, Spain. She most recently completed a short-term teacher training project as an English Language Specialist sponsored by the Office of English Language Programs at the US Department of State. During the project, Katie developed and facilitated a ten-week program for educators in Guatemala and Honduras on the topic of Project Based Learning.

Her professional interests include instructional design for online, hybrid, and blended modalities; culturally inclusive instructional design; and the intersection of online/eLearning and second language acquisition/TESOL. She is particularly interested in developing opportunities for English language learning and English teacher training in low-resource areas through the use of technology.


  • B.A. in English, University of Missouri
  • M.A.T. in Communications/TEFL emphasis, Webster University
  • M.Ed. in Instructional Technologies and Design, University of Missouri

Areas of Expertise

  • International education
  • TESOL educator training
  • Intercultural communication
  • Project Based Learning
  • Instructional design models
  • Universal Design for Learning