Learning Design and Technology (M.Ed.)

Admission Requirements

The Graduate Record Examination may be required for those students with undergraduate grade point averages between 2.50 and 2.80. Contact the program area for further information.

There are two program emphases at the Master's level:

  1. Design and Performance Systems
  2. Learning Technologies

Each emphasis is directed toward different career opportunities. General requirements may be found under the Master of Education section. This degree is offered only as a Plan C option, as defined under the general requirements section. Courses required for the curricular emphases are:

Emphasis 1: (Concentration in Design and Performance Systems)

Required Courses
LDT 7100Foundations of Instructional Technology3
LDT 7111Design Thinking and Knowledge4
LDT 7140Interactive Course Design4
LDT 7150Evaluation of Learning and Performance4
LDT 7850Needs Assessment and Analysis4
LDT 7940Capstone Course in Learning Design and Technology4
Electives
Select eight credits of the following:8
Understanding the Adult Learner
Interactive Course Design
Message Design for Learning
Foundations of Distance Education
Multimedia for Instruction
Advanced Multimedia for Instruction
Learning Management Systems
Human Performance Technology
Practicum in Instructional Technology
Performance Consulting and Analysis
Total Credits31

Emphasis 2

Required Courses
LDT 7100Foundations of Instructional Technology3
LDT 7111Design Thinking and Knowledge4
LDT 7150Evaluation of Learning and Performance4
LDT 7980Capstone Seminar in Learning Technologies4
Other credits
Select 17 credits of the following:17
Producing and Evaluating Technology-Based Instructional Materials
Internet in the Classroom
Designing Web Tools for the Classroom
Facilitation of On-Line Learning
Interactive Course Design
Message Design for Learning
Foundations of Distance Education
Multimedia for Instruction
Advanced Multimedia for Instruction
Practicum in Instructional Technology
Total Credits32

Requirements for the credits in General Professional Core courses vary in terms of the program emphasis. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees.

Online Programs: Each of the two Learning Design and Technology M.Ed. program emphases are offered online. For further information on the online programs please consult the College of Education website. All Plans of Work are developed in consultation with the student’s assigned advisor.