This track is designed to help you develop skills for creating quality instructional materials and professional-learning experiences that help adult-learning audiences learn and perform better on the job. Throughout the program, you will apply learning, instructional design (ID), and professional-development principles to the creation of digital and web resources, multimedia presentations, job aids, and online learning modules. These skills are in high demand in corporate, healthcare, government, non-profit, and higher education settings. You will experience interactive learning, hands-on projects, and collaborative teamwork as you develop expertise in core ID skills: creating curriculum, evaluating program quality, encouraging innovation, and leading organizations toward productive change and growth. You will submit an online portfolio in the final semester, referred to as a base camp. The base camp helps you establish your professional web presence and digital footprint as a thought leader and helps showcase your instructional-design accomplishments to employers and other professionals. The courses in this program are fully online unless specified otherwise, and the program may be completed in two years.
Instructional Design and Adult Learning MA program requirements
30 semester hours (each course is 3 semester hours):
Core, 15 semester hours:
Electives, Choose five courses (15 semester hours):
Comprehensive Examination for all LDT Students
The comprehensive exam consists of a professional portfolio, referred to as a base camp, wherein students demonstrate program competencies through work products and related accomplishments. The base camp is created throughout the LDT program and submitted for faculty review during the final semester. For more information, see the LDT Current Student Resources website https://education.ucdenver.edu/academic-services/student-resources/graduate/learning-design-technology.