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Learning Design and Technology Career Outlook, Jobs, and Salaries

Engage More. Earn More.

Personalized learning empowered by technology isn't going anywhere: More than half of American classrooms have a 1:1 student to device ratio.1 Further, interactive learning has shown to significantly boost engagement and retention among adult learners in the workplace in addition to children at school.2

Whether you're in the classroom or designing professional development courses, a Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology will help you incorporate technology and drive results among your learners. You'll be ready to design instruction that is accessible to learners, employs the latest teaching strategies, and incorporates technology in a way that increases learner success through deeper engagement.

As you help others learn, you'll also earn more. 88 percent of major U.S. school districts pay teachers more when they attain a master's degree.3 Not a teacher? The average salary of learning-design jobs are on the higher end of education salaries and show promising growth over the next decade:

Learning Design and Technology Careers Career Growth 2018–2028 Median Annual Salary
Instructional Coordinators (including Instructional Designers) 6%4 $64,4504
Training and Development Managers 8%5 $111,3405
Elementary and Kindergarten Teachers* 3%6 $57,9806
Middle School Teachers* 3%7 $58,6007
High School Teachers* 4%8 $60,3208
K-12 Administrators* 4%9 $95,3209

Top Careers in Learning Design

The skills you'll gain in our online M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology program will enrich any organization, but you don't have to be a teacher to grow in your career. Examples of positions* that may be open to you with this degree include:

  • Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Instructional Design Specialist
  • Technology Integrationist
  • Professional Development Coach
  • Curriculum Specialist/Director
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Digital Learning Coach
  • STEAM Teacher*/Coordinator

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

Become a thought leader. Request more information about the M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology today or contact an enrollment counselor at 877-308-9954.

Resources:

1(2017, February 1). More Than 50 Percent of Teachers Report 1:1 Computing. Retrieved from https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2017/02/more-50-percent-teachers-report-11-computing.
2West, Darrell M. (2011, October 6). Using Technology to Personalize Learning and Assess Students in Real-Time. Retrieved from https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/1006_personalize_learning_west.pdf.
3Nittler, Kency (2018, July). How do school districts compensate teachers for advanced degrees? Retrieved from https://www.nctq.org/blog/How-do-school-districts-compensate-teachers-for-advanced-degrees.
4Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Instructional Coordinators. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/instructional-coordinators.htm.
5Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Training and Development Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/training-and-development-managers.htm.
6Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/kindergarten-and-elementary-school-teachers.htm.
7Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Middle School Teachers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/middle-school-teachers.htm.
8Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, High School Teachers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/high-school-teachers.htm.
9Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/elementary-middle-and-high-school-principals.htm.