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


Equips educators to provide leadership as schools or the St. Vrain Valley School District use emerging technologies that are already changing how people learn and will impact how children engage with each other-both together in the classroom and online at home-for years to come.

The Program at a Glance

School: School of Education & Human Development Campus: Off campus Online Classroom: Online and on campus classes Recommended completion time: 15 months

The Details

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 allows educators to complete the MA requirements within five semesters (Summer 2020-Fall 2021) by integrating SVVSD’s Blended Learning Certificate in partnership with CU-Denver’s Teacher Academy. For an additional three credits, you may earn the Instructional Technology Specialist endorsement.

Time and Location

Summer 2020 - Fall 2021: 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 two face-to-face sessions on the first Friday in June and the last Friday in July from 9 to 4 p.m. with online and group work scheduled in-between.


Laura Summers, Ph.D., assistant 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.

Admissions 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.