Winthrop University: Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology
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Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (toll free)
803/323-2292 (fax)

Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology

About the Program

The M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology emphasizes the study and application of learning theory and technology skills that can be applied to learning problems in a wide range of settings. Students will learn skills including but not limited to:

  • advanced analysis skills
  • instructional design skills
  • media development skills
  • digital media evaluation skills
  • project management skills
  • elearning design and development skills
  • elearning teaching skills
  • evaluation skills
  • the skills needed to stay current in a quickly evolving landscape of learning and technology.

Students will learn to apply these skills through a hands on, project-based learning curriculum that will combine the flexibility of online classes with limited, but crucial, on campus meetings. This unique hybrid learning approach will give working adults both the flexibility of online learning with the critical face-to-face interactions with faculty and peers.

The two-year 30-hour curriculum will be taught in five concurrent semesters beginning with the fall term and culminating in the spring of the second year. Instruction will be delivered to the students in a primarily online environment using synchronous and asynchronous learning management systems. Students will come to campus for course requirements in a limited number of classes. Classes with an on-campus experience typically involve one on campus experience per class. On campus work occurs on days and time that are appropriate for working adults (e.g. evenings or Saturdays). Classes will be offered in seven-week formats, with the exception of the practicum class which will run for a full semester during the student's final semester. Students will take two classes each semester, but, with the exception of the final semester, will never be in more than one class at a time.   

Graduates may find employment in a variety of settings including but not limited to K-12 districts and schools, corporate, health care, government, military, nonprofit, and higher education environments.


Required Program

LTEC 640 

Learning Design and Technology Foundations


LTEC 641

Educational Multimedia


LTEC 642

Instructional Design and Assessment


LTEC 643

Instructional Development


LTEC 644

Project Planning and Management


LTEC 645

Learning Management Systems


LTEC 646



LTEC 647

Human Performance Technology


LTEC 648

Research in Learning Design and Technology


LTEC 650

 Practicum in Learning Technologies


Total Semester Hours



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Last Updated: 1/18/23