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M.Ed. in Learning Design & Technology

In the Master of Education in Learning Design & Technology program educators learn to optimize the intersection among content, pedagogy, and technology, individually and collectively redefining what constitutes teaching in the 22nd century. Instruction becomes student-centered and customized. Students become co-creators of knowledge, joining with teachers in joint inquiry. A disposition for learning is cultivated; learners are encouraged to awaken and enliven their innate sense of imagination, curiosity, self-awareness, passion, courage, adaptability, and perseverance.

The program prepares educators to connect students to digitally-mediated modes of learning, thinking, and knowing. Technology is used to redefine instruction and create new learning tasks, moving beyond technology as a direct substitution tool. Instructional technology becomes a mind tool to enable learning that could not happen in any other way.

Pairs of courses focus on transformative learning areas related to research, the teacher’s new role, instruction through technology, collaboration, and change.

Structure

The program is a 5-semester, 30-credit program. Neither transfer credits nor electives will be accepted into the program. In the online program two 3-credit courses run in 8-week consecutive terms each semester. Semesters run year-round, with three semesters in a calendar year. The program can be completed in 20 months.

Delivery Model

The program will offer a community of learners the chance to take courses together in a blended delivery format; A mixture of face-to-face instruction and online learning or learners may choose to complete the program within an exclusively online learning community.

Degree Requirements

Contact

Kristin Branlund-Girod  |  kbranlun@smumn.edu  |  (612) 728-5122

Online

The M.Ed. in Learning Design & Technology is also offered online.

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