The courses in the Learning Design and Technology (LDT) MA program are fully online unless specified otherwise. Once admitted, students begin a plan of study that typically takes about two years to complete.
During the last semester of a MA program, students complete a professional portfolio, an online course project, or a thesis-type written project in lieu of a comprehensive exam. Each student seeking a MA in LDT will consult with their Faculty Advisor/Mentor to determine which comprehensive project best meets your professional needs. This is a step beyond the “certificate” capstone explained in some of the certificates.
|Students select 1-2 certificates from the five certificate options plus complete these required courses for the MA if not completed via a certificate:
|Critical Digital Pedagogy
|Additional coursework to reach a total of 30 semester hours can be any graduate-level INTE course (INTE 6930 is recommended) OR from the Thematic Course Categories with Faculty Advisor approval.
Courses are offered only in certain semesters and courses should be taken in a particular sequence based on when you start the program. Advising is required prior to enrolling in a course, even as a non-degree student, in order to ensure the most effective course sequencing and availability of courses.
MA Learning Design and Technology requires a total of 30 graduate-level semester hours plus portfolio in the final semester. Course requirements for the 30 semester hours are as follows:
- Students select one or two certificates from the five certificate options:
- INTE 5360: Critical Digital Pedagogy and INTE 6950: Experiential Thesis are required courses for the MA if not completed via a certificate
- Additional coursework to reach a total of 30 semester hours can be any graduate-level INTE course (INTE 6930 Internship: Learning Technologies is recommended) OR from the Thematic Course Categories plus Faculty Advisor approval