Degree: MA Endorsement
Clasroom Type: Fully Online
The Learning Design and Technology (LDT) MA is a unique graduate program. Students combine LDT certificates to create customize paths based on individual learning, professional interests and goals. The LDT MA program may also be completed for an added Teacher Librarian (K-12) endorsement or Instructional Technology Specialist (K-12) endorsement from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling Science & Technology
Sample MA Program Plans: K-12 Teachers Youth Library Professionals (in K-12 settings and public libraries) College Instructors Learning Experience Designers (in workplace settings) Learning Experience Designers (in K-20 settings)
Delivered completely online, the Learning Design and Technology (LDT) MA relies on the combining of certificate programs to flexibly address various professional roles and settings. Instead of an MA program that requires all students to complete a specific set of courses, this unique approach to the MA allows for differentiation based on your unique learning and professional interests and goals. In the LDT MA 30-credit hour program students complete two certificates on their way to the MA, leaving only an additional 6- to 9-credit hours to complete for graduation. Each certificate may be completed in one year or less, with the LDT MA completed in two years. In addition, because the LDT MA and certificate programs are fully online, professionals from all over the world may participate.
LDT MA students achieve five professional competencies through relevant, applied coursework:
Become competent, creative, and confident in the use of various digital media and technology in support of learning, collaboration, and communication.
Design learning opportunities, experiences, and programs, making best use of resources and engaging the full range of learner needs and strengths.
Engage in relevant and intentional inquiry to address organizational needs and opportunities, explore problems of practice, and inform decision making that leads to positive change and growth.
Seek out opportunities for leadership to support learner agency and success by improving teaching and learning with the use of digital media and technology.
Continually improve professional practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve learners’ learning and performance.
Below you will find sample program plans that illustrate how the LDT certificates are combined to meet the requirements of the LDT MA. Note: Although these are recommended program plans, your professional goals and interests determine which certificates you combine to complete the LDT MA; you will work with your Academic Advisor and Faculty Mentor to finalize the most appropriate program plan for you.
Recommended Completion Time:2 years
Required Credits for Completion:30 Credits
We practice "rolling admission" and after your application is complete, we strive to notify you of your admission status in no more than two to three weeks.
The following deadlines are firm, early submissions are encouraged.
Fall Semester: June 1
Spring Semester: November 1
Summer Semester: April 1
Admissions Interview: An interview may be required as part of the admissions process. If so, applicants will be contacted with more details.
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To complete the MA in Learning Design & Technology, you will need reliable high-speed Internet access from home. Faculty and students use web-based applications like Instructure Canvas to complete coursework. For more information, visit CU Online's technical requirements page.