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Learning, Design, and Technology, M.A.

Minimum Totals for Graduation: 30 hours

This program is offered through Global Campus.

The Master of Arts in Learning, Design, and Technology degree program prepares candidates to integrate technology in a variety of instructional settings, both face-to-face and virtual, that include PK- 12, higher education, business, non-profits, and other training settings. With a focus on intentional instructional design and assessment, as well as facilitation and collaboration, the program also prepares individuals for technology leadership roles. The degree program requires a minimum of 30 hours, and all candidates for the MA must complete EDU 710, resulting in a capstone project that demonstrates effective uses of technology in an instructional setting. Candidates who already hold a valid Michigan teaching certificate will be eligible for the "NP" (educational technology) endorsement.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

Admission Requirement Snapshot

GPA: 3.0

Entrance Exam: N/A

      See Admission Requirement Details Below

In addition to the university's general admission requirements, it is recommended that the student either hold a valid K-12 teaching certificate or be employed in an educational capacity within their school, school district, community college, or profession. Regular admission in the program requires an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4-point scale), though students may apply for a waiver. Applicants with a GPA of a 2.99 or lower should submit a copy of their current professional resume and a statement of purpose to be reviewed and considered for a waiver. Students with a GPA below 2.5 will not be considered for admission for the graduate program in teacher education. A maximum of 12 hours taken before signing the master's program may be counted on the program. Students must earn a B- or better in each graded course within the 12 hours taken.

Advisors for the master's program are assigned only after the student has been granted regular admission or admission with stipulations to Graduate Studies at CMU and has selected an option.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (12 hours)

EDU 590Foundations for Learning, Design, and Technology in Education


EDU 642Creating Instructional Media


EDU 643Instructional Design


EDU 653Higher Order Web-Mediated Learning


Required Cognate Courses (15 hours)

EDU 662Applied Educational Measurement and Evaluation


EDU 707Issues in Learning, Design, and Technology


EDU 708Designing and Implementing Online Learning Experiences


EDU 709Innovative Uses of Technology


EDU 710Capstone Project in Learning, Design, and Technology


Electives (3 hours)

Select from the following:

EDL 610Grants and Fund Procurement


EDU 506Principles and Techniques for Individualizing Instruction


EDU 515Managing Classrooms and Learning Environments


EDU 595Digital and Media Literacy for Educators


EDU 603Elementary Diagnosis, Remediation and Differentiation of Reading


EDU 606Secondary Advanced Reading Diagnosis and Instruction


EDU 613/MLE 613Current Educational Issues


EDU 614Advanced Educational Psychology


EDU 632Practicum in Literacy Assessment and Intervention


EDU 687Independent Study


EDU 705Theory and Practice in Curriculum Development


(or courses selected in consultation with graduate advisor.)

Total: 30 semester hours