Master in Education, Professional Studies in Learning Technologies

The Master of Education, Professional Studies in Learning Technologies is a flexible, completely online program designed for professionals who want to learn how to design and facilitate interactive and engaging learning experiences in higher education, K-12, non-profit, government, and business contexts. The coursework will ground you in theory and applied technology to create online and innovative multimedia learning experiences. Graduate with a portfolio of your work, ready to take your career to the next level.

You bring the ideas; we’ll help you realize them.

Admissions

Applications are accepted for three different start times throughout the year:

Priority deadline:

  • December 15 (Spring start)
  • April 30 (Summer start)
  • July 31 (Fall start)

For detailed admissions and funding information, visit the MEd Professional Studies admissions page.

You can also contact the faculty advisor for the program Jolie Kennedy.

Curriculum

The curriculum includes three required core courses, four learning technologies courses, and three electives for a total of 30 credits to complete the MEd degree program.

To see detailed course information visit the MEd Professional Studies page in the graduate catalog and scroll down under the Learning Technologies sub-plan.

Coursework (9 credits)

Develop your own capstone project that will start, or enhance, your digital portfolio for employers.

  • Introduction to Learning Technologies
  • Action Research in Educational Settings
  • Learning Technologies MEd Capstone Project

Learning Technologies Coursework Requirement (12 credits)

Choose from a variety of learning technologies courses that meet your unique interests and goals.

Multimedia Design and Development:

  • Foundations of Interactive Design for Web-based Learning
  • Planning for Multimedia Design and Development
  • Contemporary Software Development Issues and Tools

K-12 Technology Integration:

  • Technology Tools for Educators
  • Teaching and Learning with the Internet
  • Special Topics in Learning Technologies

Online Distance Learning:

  • Foundations of Distance Education
  • Online Learning Communities
  • Designing and Developing Online Distance Learning
  • Learning Analytics

Electives (9 credits)

Choose electives from a variety of programs to customize your degree. Students often select coursework in:

  • Computer Science
  • Design
  • Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
  • Evaluation Studies
  • Educational Psychology
  • Project and Program Management

Format

You can participate in the program on your schedule, from anywhere in the world. Students have access to the cutting-edge research and faculty produced by faculty in Learning Technologies at the University of Minnesota. Students in Minnesota can schedule individual meetings with instructors at any time.

Career outlook

Our graduates are employed in many different positions, including K12 technology integration specialists, online learning specialists, corporate trainers, instructional designers, program evaluators, and interactive producers within industry, higher education, and K-12 schools.

What our students have to say

Annie Schroeder
The faculty here are the ones writing the books on the topics of technology integration, transformative learning experiences, and distance learning. They challenge us to think creatively and practice what they teach when it comes to teaching best practices.

Annie Schroeder, MEd 2019
Technology Integrationist, Bloomington PUblic Schools