Learning Design and Technologies, MEd

Learning Design and Technologies, MEd

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This program's name has changed effective Fall 2019. The previous name was Educational Technology.


ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is one of the top-ranked graduate colleges of education in the U.S. Our graduate programs develop purposeful innovators who bring people and ideas together to improve the lives of learners, the impact of educators and the performance of education systems.

Program Description
Degree Awarded: MEd  Learning Design and Technologies

The MEd in learning design and technologies emphasizes the design of learning technology environments, systems, applications and instructional materials for multiple learning contexts. The program prepares learning design and technology professionals for a variety of formal and informal settings in business, industry, museums, nonprofits, government organizations, and education, such as K-12 schools and colleges or universities.

Through projects that address real-world problems, students apply current research and learning theories, along with the use of emerging technologies, to the practice of learning and instructional design. All courses are online and combine a range of resources and technologies to facilitate direct interaction between students, program faculty and classmates. Program graduates are prepared with the knowledge and skills required to address real-world problems and emerging challenges through the process of learning design.

At a Glance
Degree Requirements

30 credit hours including the required applied project course (EDT 593)

Required Core (24 credit hours)
COE 501 Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Education (3)
EDP 540 Learning Theories and Instructional Strategies (3)
EDT 501 Foundations of Learning Design and Technologies (3)
EDT 502 Design and Development of Instruction (3)
EDT 503 Design of Effective Communications (3)
EDT 504 Modalities of Learning (3)
EDT 506 Evaluation of Learning Systems (3)
EDT 523 Issues in Online and Distance Education (3)

Elective (3 credit hours)

Culminating Experience (3 credit hours)
EDT 593 Applied Project (3)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. three letters of recommendation
  4. personal statement
  5. resume
  6. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.

The letters of recommendation should be from individuals who can speak to the applicant's potential for success in a graduate program.

The personal statement should describe the applicant's interests and reason for seeking this degree.

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ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.

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