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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
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Master of Arts in Learning Technology and Design

Revised Program | Fall 2017

The mission of this program is to prepare teaching and training professionals who are capable of facilitating student learning in a variety of settings. The program will provide students with the essential knowledge and the application skills required to use and evaluate technology effectively in education. Focusing on the design, development, use, management, and evaluation of instructional systems moves us toward achieving this mission.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  1. Provide a rationale for using technology in the learning process;
  2. Identify contributions and impact of leaders in the field of learning technology and instructional theory;
  3. Assess current trends in the area of learning technology and relate these trends to future implications;  
  4. Effectively integrate technology into instructional programs;
  5. Teach the operation and various uses of learning technology in instruction;
  6. Act as technology consultants, facilitators, and coaches in educational and training settings.
  7. Design and develop instructional products and resources to meet teaching and training needs; and
  8. Evaluate the effectiveness of instructional materials and systems.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must

  • Have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution.
  • Have at least a 2.75 undergraduate GPA or a 3.30 GPA in 12 hours or more of work in a master’s program.
  • Submit a one (1) page letter of interest describing your career goals and reasons for pursuing your chosen program (e.g. Master’s or Certificate in Learning Technology and Design or Certificate in Online Teaching).
  • Submit two current (within the last two years) letters of recommendation.

Online Education for Out-of-State Students

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Department Information

Teacher Education, College of Education

Martha Kinney-Sedgwick, Ph.D. | Department Head | 313 Porter | 734.487.3260 |

Advisor Information

Nancy Copeland, Ed.D. | Graduate Coordinator | 313 Porter | 734.487.3260 |

Toni Stokes Jones, Ph.D. | Program Coordinator  | 313 Porter | 734.487.2737 |

Exit Requirements

To gain approval to proceed with exit requirements, each student must

  • Complete 18 hours of Learning Technology and Design core courses with an overall GPA of 3.0;
  • Pass their initial writing assessment;
  • Demonstrate their ability to use technology to achieve student learning.

Degree Requirements: 30-32 hours

The curricular requirements include a minimum of 30 graduate-level hours, to be distributed among the following

Extended Program

This graduate program is available at an EMU off-campus location or entirely online | Locations