Learning Design and Technology (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Learning Design and Technology prepares students for work in instructional design, development, and implementation. Graduates of the program will be qualified for careers in business, public or private agencies, heath care institutions, military or governmental entities, and a variety of community and professional firms. They will be prepared to become instructional developers, corporate training developers, project managers, media specialists, etc. Graduates of this program may also wish to pursue graduate studies in Learning Design and Technology, Administration, or related fields.

Admission Requirements

  1. The admission requirements for the undergraduate program in Learning Design and Technology are the same as for admission to the University. Undergraduate students entering Wayne State University, either from high school or transferring from other universities or colleges, are admitted directly into the College of Education degree program in Learning Design and Technology.
  2. Attend a mandatory orientation to the Learning Design and Technology Program (by invitation only).

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Education with a Major in Learning Design and Technology must complete a minimum of 120 credits. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the University governing undergraduate scholarship and degrees. At graduation, the College of Education requires a minimum 2.5 grade point average.

  1. Completion of all General Education Requirements. General Education Requirements may be met by transfer of community college courses, the WSU General Education Transfer Policy/MACRAO, MTA, and/or by completing WSU courses.
  2. Up to 50 credits of lower-division coursework in any discipline. LDT major coursework builds on previous work in psychology, information management, business, communications, graphic design and many other areas of study.
  3. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of a Foreign Language to the intermediate level.
  4. Completion of the College of Education mathematics requirement.
  5. Completion of the required Major Courses.
  6. A minimum cumulative g.p.a. of 2.5 with no grade below a ‘C’ in any program course.

Required Major Courses

The following courses are completed at Wayne State University:

LDT 2015Introduction to Learning Design and Technology3
LDT 3115Instructional Design3
LDT 3125Evaluation Techniques and Tools3
LDT 3135Practical Project Management3
LDT 3145Interactive Course Design3
LDT 4135Engaging Presentation and Facilitation Strategies3
LDT 4145Digital Games for Learning3
LDT 4155Simulations for Learning3
LDT 4165Digital Video for Learning3
LDT 4235Directed Study in Learning Design and Technology1-4
LDT 4905Advanced Seminar in Learning Design and Technology3
LDT 4920Internship in Learning Design and Technology4
LDT 4995Capstone Seminar in Learning Design and Technology3
Select two of the following courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours:
LDT 4195Emerging Technologies3
LDT 4310Next Generation Learning Management Systems3
LDT 4410Multi-dimensional Learning Environments3
LDT 5275Learning in Organizations4

College of Education Mathematics Requirements

STA 1020Elementary Statistics3