Learning Design & Technology

Master of Arts in Learning Design & Technology, Digital Media for Teaching and Learning, St. Vrain Valley School District Cohort

School of Education & Human Development


Degree: MA

Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes

Equips educators with teacher leadership skills which include inquiry-based learning design, mentoring and coaching strategies, professional learning design and facilitation strategies, and knowledge of emerging technologies that will engage students and colleagues in today’s flipped classrooms, remote, and hybrid learning environments.

Program Details

Interest Categories: Education & Counseling

Campus: Off campus Online

What you’ll learn

Our School of Education and Human Development is among the top education schools according to U.S. News and World Report. This MA focuses on the use of learning technology to better support student learning and engagement, collaborate with colleagues and school administration, communicate and work with students’ families.

This cohort of educators will address relevant, emerging learning technology topics such as active and experiential pedagogy, media and maker projects, integration of technology, blended and online learning, open educational resources, digital storytelling, creative instructional materials design, and technology adoption and leadership.

Our program features:

  • Inquiry-based learning activities designed for today’s learners
  • Courses designed and facilitated with SVVS’s high-quality standards for teaching and learning
  • Focused on digital pedagogy and job-embedded projects that are implemented in the classroom.
  • Facilitators who are instructional leaders within SVVS who partner with university faculty.
  • Learning outcomes based on state standards and ISTE’s Standards for Educators and Students.

This personalized program with reduced cohort pricing allows educators to complete the MA requirements within five semesters (Spring 2022 - Summer 2023) by integrating SVVSD’s Blended Learning Certificate in partnership with School of Education & Human Development’s Continuing Professional Education.

Time and Location

Fall 2022 - Spring 2024: During the school year, the cohort will meet Tuesday evenings (4:30 – 7:30 p.m.) from St. Vrain Valley School District at the Innovation Center in SVVSD. During the summers, there will be a few remote sessions with online and group work scheduled in-between to accommodate summer plans. Access to the online course and remote/virtual attendance is required.

Faculty Contact

Laura Summers, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor


Choose CU Denver’s School of Education & Human Development

The School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver attracts students who are passionate about careers in teaching and technology. We match their passion with an education that is rooted in diversity, technology, proven approaches and real-world practice. That’s why our graduates are prepared to make immediate and life-long impacts on people, communities and the world.

Sample Courses

  • INTE 5300 - Media Literacy & Digital Citizenship 3 credits
  • INTE 6999 - Leadership for Technology Innovation 3 credits

Recommended Completion Time:15 months

Admission Requirements

Are you an educator who is student-directed and collaborative?  Do you like to stretch your thinking and push your students to engage in creative and critical problem-solving using digital technologies? We encourage applications from individuals who are aspiring to take innovative risks and lead in integrating learning design and technology in their future-ready classroom practices.

Tuition and Cost of Attendance

Tuition costs for this program are significantly lower than main campus rates because they are offered as off-campus extended studies courses through the School of Education & Human Development office of Continuing & Professional Education based on an agreement between SVVS and CU Denver. Each 3 credit course costs approximately $890. Course costs do not include student fees, books and other possible fees.

Please note: A one-time matriculation fee of approximately $100 will also be charged if you do not have a previous degree from a CU campus.

Please contact the Continuing and Professional Education department to learn more about the program.


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