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Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)

Learning Systems Design and Technology prepares individuals to serve as instructional designers/developers or training specialists in business, academic, health care, industrial, non-profit, or government settings. Placement opportunities have been excellent in this rapidly changing field.

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Program Overview

Program Requirements

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The LSDT area of study focuses on
 the
 principles
 and
 techniques
 of
 creating
 learning
 products
 and
 multimedia‐based
 online
 resources
 for
 learning, 
instruction, and 
education. Some examples include 
instruction
 in 
learning
 theories,
 systems 
design,
 and
 principles
 that
 apply
 to
 the
 design,
 development,
 evaluation,
 and
 management
 of
 learning
 systems,
 resources,
 and
 technologies.

Student will take a variety of courses related to performance problem analysis, specification of learning outcomes, task analysis, instructional design, test development, program evaluation, and consultation. Many courses in this area of study emphasize the translation of learning theory into instructional practice and the application of problem solving and evaluation procedures.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Graduate students in learning systems design and technology are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of course work in order to obtain a degree. Students are required to complete 21 credit hours of LSDT coursework (see below) and complete at least 15 credit hours of elective coursework.

LSDT Core Courses (21 credit hours)
CI 500 - Introduction to Research Methods in Education
CI 504 - Systematic Approaches to Instruction
CI 486 - Instructional Development Studio (3 credits)
CI 540 - Learning Models for Instructional Design
CI 555 - Instructional Message Design  – OR – CI 406 - Foundations of LSDT
CI 557 - Task Analysis
CI 484 - Interactive Multimedia for Learning – OR – CI 553 - Consulting in LSDT

LSDT Elective Courses (15 credit hours)
Courses vary. See LSDT Curriculum Guide below for more information.

VIEW CURRICULUM GUIDE | M.S.Ed. - LSDT