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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

Redefine Instruction and Learning Models

The Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology program is designed to help you nurture the spirit of learners by bringing technology and elements like exploration and creativity into the classroom. This innovative program offers courses that teach educators how to connect with their students in a more digitally savvy way, all while developing themselves as an educator. The master’s program promotes a culture of learning and encouragement to seek out new ideas to become a force for positive change.

The program consists of 30 credits (10 courses), and typically takes no more than 20 months to complete.

Students may choose to use credits from 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 completing both certificates will fulfill all the requirements for the master’s degree.

Required Courses (30 credits)

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IGNITE: Incorporate New Knowledge

CENTER: Create Individual Capacity

DESIGN: Create Personalized Learning

EXCHANGE: Create Shared Solutions

INITIATE: Create Change

LDT600 and LDT602 must be the first two courses taken, in sequence.

LDT632, LDT640, LDT642 must be the last three courses taken, in sequence.

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

Current Degree Requirements

For current degree requirements, visit the Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Course Catalog.