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Learning Design and Technology (M.Ed.)

An admissions moratorium is in effect for this program.

The Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology prepares students as instructional designers, e-learning specialists, multimedia specialists, user engagement designers, consultants, and training and development directors. The program encompasses the analysis of learning and performance for the design, development, implementation, evaluation, and management of processes and resources intended to improve learning and performance in various settings.  The curriculum provides knowledge necessary to create, use, assess, and manage theoretical and practical applications of instructional technologies and processes. Students learn to facilitate learning by creating, using, evaluating, and managing effective learning interventions within a supportive community of practice.


Admission Requirements

  • A completed WSU Graduate Application
  • A brief 2-3 paragraph personal interest statement explaining how this degree will aid the applicant in his or her future career pursuits.
  • Official Transcripts from previous undergraduate and graduate college/university course work showing a minimum 2.80 GPA (Transcripts must be sent directly to the University from the various institutions). 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.

Program Requirements

General requirements may be found under the Master of Education section. All coursework 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.

A minimum of 30 credits is required for an online master's degree in Learning Design and Technology, at least 24 credits must be taken at Wayne State University.  The degree can be completed by an all course work option also known as Plan C from the Graduate School and meet the General Professional Core requirements. 

Students are required to meet with their academic advisor before registering for courses in the first term to develop a plan of work.

Required Courses (18 credits)18
Design Studio I
Design Studio II
Needs Assessment and Analysis
Evaluation of Learning and Performance
Capstone Project
LDT Electives: 12 credit hours in consultation with your advisor (LDT 5000 – 8999)12
Facilitating Digital Learning
Interactive Course Design
Message Design for Learning
Emerging Technologies for Digital Learning
Mobile Learning Technologies
Video, Simulation, and Games for Learning
Learning in Organizations
UX Design for Learning
Practicum in Learning Design and Technology
Performance Consulting and Analysis
Total Credits30
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