Online M.Ed. in Learning Design & Technology
The online master’s degree in Learning Design & Technology prepares students to become instructional designers and technology leaders, using the potential of today’s technologies to design and develop effective, engaging instruction for a variety of audiences. Students develop a strong foundation in instructional design, learning theory, and innovative educational practices supported by technology.
Learning Design & Technology prepares students to work in the fast-growing field of Learning Design & Technology as:
- Instructional designers
- Learning and performance specialists
- Course developers
- Instructional media developers
- Technology coordinators
All required courses for this program are offered 100% online.
6 credit hours
EPSY 602:Educational Psychology
EPSY 673:Learning Theories
12 credit hours
LDTC 602: Educational Technology Field, Theory and Profession
LDCT 645: Emerging Tech. for Learning I
LDTC 651: E-Learning Design and Development
LDTC 654: Instructional Design
3 credit hours: one of the following courses
EPSY 622:Measurement and Evaluation
EPSY 636: Techniques of Research
Additional Elective Coursework
15 credit hours
LDTC 608: Online Course Design
LDTC 613:Integrating Technology in Learning Environments
LDTC 621: Graphic Communication and Interface Design
LDTC 631: Educational Video
LDTC 641: Educational Game Design
LDCT 642: Designing for Mobile Learning
LDTC 646: Emerging Technologies for Learning II
LDTC 655: Instructional Design II
LDTC 684: Internship
EPSY 624: Creative Thinking
- The Educational Technology program requires a minimum of 36 credits to earn a M.Ed.
- Core course requirements may be waived for students who have successfully comparable graduate coursework and/or demonstrate requisite knowledge and skills.
- Students have the option to include one graduate-level course outside of the program, with advisor approval.
The Masters Program in Learning Design & Technology (M.Ed.) is a part of the Learning Sciences Division (LS), housed within the Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) and the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) at Texas A&M University.
Degree: Master’s in Learning Design & Technology
*Effective Fall 2021*
Degrees Offered: Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Credit Hours: 36 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions
List of Bachelor Degree Equivalencies
Can my Application fee be waived?
Yes. This fee may be waived only in exceptional cases for low-income applicants and McNair Scholars. To receive the waiver, you must submit an awards letter from your current school’s financial aid office showing the award of a Pell Grant. Your Student Aid Report (SAR) from a current FAFSA can also be submitted to show financial need. McNair Scholars must submit a letter from their McNair Program Director verifying their status as a McNair Scholar in good standing to receive the fee waiver. Submit this information to email@example.com and include your major of interest and term of application. Waiver of the $90 international application fee is not available.
Is supervision of experience requirements offered?
It is the responsibility of students to independently seek out supervision opportunities. TAMU does not provide supervision for practicum hours.
Statement of Purpose Essay
All applicants must complete the Essay, Statement of Purpose and explain the following:
- Why you applied to this program
- Academic background and training
- Potential for graduate study
- Research experience
- Other relevant professional experiences
I want/need a Graduate Assistantship/Fellowship – how do I apply?
Please note that we cannot guarantee any financial assistance to any student. We will contact all admitted students about the process for applying for all available assistantships. This is a separate process from applying for admission. The department and programs will choose students to be nominated for Graduate Diversity or Graduate Merit fellowships. These fellowships are only open to U.S. citizens. Please do not ask to be nominated for one of these fellowships as the program will determine which students are competitive for these awards.
Can I send supplemental materials?
You can send us anything you like, and will keep them in our application file. However, we will not upload these items to your file. If you want items such as a professional paper or resume included for review, you need to upload these items to the application as we cannot upload them on your behalf.
How do is submit my letters of Recommendation?
The GraduateCAS online application includes a Recommendations section where you must add your recommenders’ information. Once you have saved the recommendation requests, GraduateCAS will contact each recommender via email to request the completion of the recommendation form and letter of recommendation. We require three letters of recommendations and they must be submitted directly by recommenders through the electronic system.
What are the typical program costs?
Please note, you must update the program hours.
Can you guide me through the application process?
I live out of state. Do you accept out-of-state applicants?
Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.
Is there any opportunity for financial assistance?
Yes, there are opportunities for financial assistance through the following departments: Office of Graduate Studies Financial Aid