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About the Program

Our online Master of Education with a concentration in Learning Design and Technology fosters engagement with research, theory, design, technologies, and practice in the discipline. Successful graduates are prepared to advance in the workplace, make career changes, or pursue doctoral work in the field. 

We’ve designed our M.Ed. with a concentration in Learning Design and Technology for people with a bachelor’s degree from any background. Some enrollees are teachers who want a master’s in education, but also want more options in the school system or the corporate world, specifically in instructional design and technology. Others are from colleges and universities, non-profits, or the corporate training industry. The one trait they share is an interest in the fast-growing field of learning design and instructional technology.

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Admission Requirements

All criteria are considered when reviewing the candidates for admission. You should meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university (official transcripts required)
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. If a 2.5 to 2.9 instead, conditional admittance will be considered.
  • Professional resume
  • 2 professional letters of reference
  • Work experience is preferred
  • 2-3 page, written statement (double spaced) describing your professional background, the educational issues that you would like to address in the master's program and your long-term professional goals
  • Work samples: 2 to 3 examples of how you are designing and developing learning experiences, using technologies
  • Video - (No longer than 5 minutes) - Briefly describe your short-term professional interests and long-term goals. Explain what drew you to the program and how you see the program aligning with your interest goals. Describe the purpose, audience, learning objectives and outcomes of one of your work samples. 


Degree Completion Requirements

This graduate degree requires successful completion of core courses in education and in learning design and technology, as well as advanced courses. 33 credits are required for all students except those who are able to waive LTLE 675 Applied Research Design, by showing acceptable written evidence of meeting the course competencies. 

All courses and course materials are currently delivered in English using the Canvas learning management system. Courses are offered entirely online, from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm ET/EST/EDT on weekdays. To support the learning process, the university provides supplemental digital resources including, but not limited to, a robust online library, digital media archives for project work, and software training at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels through Visit the Current Students page to view important online resources and general expectations.


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