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Program Benefits

  • Project-based Learning Experience - No Course Papers Required
  • Ed Tech Tools Learned and Applied Throughout All Courses
  • #4 Best Online Master's in Education programs in Minnesota – 2021 by US News & World Report
  • 2 Graduate Certificates Available

As a student in Saint Mary's online Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology program, you'll bring together digital learning tools and groundbreaking research to help learners succeed. Whether you're teaching children to read or leading professional development at the office, you'll be ready to bring the best of technology to your curriculum and enrich learning experiences.

The online M.Ed. program was designed by K-12 and higher education administrators and educators in partnership with technology industry leaders, including Apple®. Through the coursework, you'll explore individualized learning and personalized curriculum development while discovering new ways to increase engagement using the latest in learning theory.

Learn how to engage learners with technology and help them succeed

  • 30 credit hours
  • 100% online
  • Two certificate offerings
  • Complete your degree in just 20 months
  • Total estimated cost of $17,400 (just $580 per credit)
  • Asynchronous program with no mandated login times

See the Benefits

"Despite my hesitation, I took a leap of faith and applied to the M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology program at Saint Mary's. I am happy to say that I’ve been introduced to techniques and technology that I have added to my skillset. Many of the techniques, tools, and technology pieces that I am using now have become 'second nature' since I have used them for almost nine months in the program. A great reminder that if I can work with new tools and technologies, middle school students can too."

-Sandra Slinde, Saint Mary's online MELDT student, expected graduation December 2022

  • Real-Time Applications: Reimagine learning and apply what you learn to your work the next day.
  • Innovative Curriculum: Explore how technology can be used to engage learners wherever they are through a curriculum that is up to speed with the changing needs of learners of all ages.
  • Graduate Certificate Credit Use Toward Degree: Students may use all credits of the Critical, Creative, and Design Thinking Certificate and/or the Teaching, Training, and Leading with Technology Certificate toward completing the Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology. Students who complete both  certificates will fulfill all the requirements for the master’s degree.
  • Industry Experts: Benefit from a network of instructors who work in the field and a curriculum designed in collaboration with experts in the field.
  • National Recognition: Saint Mary's is regularly ranked among the nation's top higher education institutions by U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review, and Forbes.
  • Supportive Community: Achieve your educational and professional goals with support from our caring instructors and staff, including technical and academic assistance.
  • Affordable Tuition: Saint Mary's is committed to making graduate education accessible with tuition you can afford.

Career Outlook: Engage More. Earn More.

As your learners succeed, you'll earn more: 88 percent of major U.S. school districts provide a higher salary for teachers with a master's degree1 while salaries for learning designers and technologists are even higher, with a bright and growing career outlook.

ProfessionCareer Growth 2018–2028Median Annual Salaries
Instructional Coordinators (including Instructional Designers)6%2$64,4502
Training and Development Managers8%3$111,3403
Elementary and Kindergarten Teachers*3%4$57,9804
Middle School Teachers*3%5$58,6005
High School Teachers*4%6$60,3206
K-12 Administrators*4%7$95,3207

*Professional licensure required. This program is not intended to lead to a professional license or certification in any state.

Who Should Apply?

The online M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology program is a great fit for anyone involved in teaching and learning. Whether you're teaching in a middle school classroom, developing learning modules for a corporation, or designing a professional development program for adults, you'll see the impact on your curriculum and your career.

Benefits of the Program

With your experience in Saint Mary's Learning Design and Technology master's program, you'll be able to:

  • Ignite learning by incorporating new knowledge and tools into lessons
  • Help students learn to use technology and acquire new life skills such as digital literacy and problem solving
  • Design a curriculum incorporating digital teaching strategies like game-based learning and web publishing
  • Find the best way to integrate technology into lesson plans to engage learners
  • Understand how learning occurs for different people and design personalized learning opportunities to encourage critical and creative thinking
  • Explore learning analytics to design individual learning strategies for students
  • Incorporate education technology research into your instruction and establish a Personal Learning Network "PLN"
  • Initiate organization-wide change and continuous improvement in learning technology

Opportunity in Your Hands

Rethink Learning. Enable Success.

Request more information about the online Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology today or contact an enrollment counselor at 877-308-9954.


1Nittler, Kency (2018, July). How do school districts compensate teachers for advanced degrees? Retrieved from
2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Instructional Coordinators. Retrieved from
3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Training and Development Managers. Retrieved from
4Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers. Retrieved from
5Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Middle School Teachers. Retrieved from
6Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, High School Teachers. Retrieved from
7Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals. Retrieved from