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Learning, Design and Technology–Master of Arts (MS) Online

It’s hard to imagine a sector of the economy that isn’t touched by the need for innovative thinking in digital learning. Corporate modules, military training, P-12 curricula, online and hybrid college classes, MOOCs, digital subscription courses and even e-learning in religious institutions—all benefit from the theory and processes underpinning learning, design and technology.

In this creative, important field, you can create a career path in almost any industry you choose, empowering everyone from small children to aging adults with tools to enhance their lives.

About Learning, Design and Technology

As a discipline, learning, design and technology translates teaching and learning theories into effective instruction across all ages and settings.

Offered entirely online, the UW master’s degree program in learning, design and technology stresses rural access, distance delivery and diverse learning environments, making it possible for you to conveniently acquire the background and technology skills to become an instructional designer/technologist. Through hands-on learning and field work, you will not only develop instructional design proficiency, you will also create materials that demonstrate your abilities to produce dynamic, effective educational products.

Quick Facts

Degree Type: Master of Science (M.S.)

Major: Education

Concentration: Learning, Design and Technology

Resident Tuition: $324/credit hour

Non-resident Tuition: $516/credit hour

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In 2018, the median annual wage for training and development specialists was $60,870 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Learning, Design and Technology Master’s Degree Program Highlights

The online master’s degree in learning, design and technology is a rigorous program grounded in UW’s land-grant mission to serve our largely rural state by not only providing accessible education but also promoting the tenets of quality distance and face-to-face programming, instructional design and education that can occur anywhere for anyone.

Here are some reasons to choose UW for learning, design and technology master’s degree:

100 percent online delivery. Take all of your classes online where you will get to know your faculty and fellow students in the digital space.

Resources. Take advantage of the potential to work in UW’s Shell 3-D Visualization Center, where College of Education faculty have been designing immersive educational experiences. The Student Innovation Center at UW provides additional access to 3D printers and scanners, virtual reality, LEGO, littleBits and other equipment that fosters project-based STEAM learning at all levels.

Travel grants. Apply for travel support to cover some travel costs associated with attending or presenting at professional conferences.

Faculty. Study and conduct research alongside faculty who are experts in educational technology and the process preparing educators to teach using contemporary learning practices.

Assistantships. Apply for a graduate assistantship, which offers full-time, on-campus students with faculty research opportunities, college-level teaching experiences and stipends.

Small classes. Learn in small online classes where you will receive individual attention from faculty. Average class sizes for classes in the learning, design and technology program are 12 students.

Accredited. UW’s College of Education is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Scholarships. See if you qualify for UW graduate scholarships for learning, design and technology majors, such as:

  • Clarence Jayne Scholarship
  • Kercher Family Scholarship

What Can You Do with a Learning, Design and Technology Master’s Degree?

Your master’s degree in learning, design and technology degree can prepare you for a variety of roles in our fast-changing, information-rich world.

Students who graduate from the UW master’s in learning, design and technology program go on to facilitate learning as leaders in higher education, P-12 educational environments, corporations, government, cultural institutions and more.

Learning, Design and Technology Careers
UW’s learning, design and technology M.S. graduates have worked in the following positions:

  • Learning Management System Administrator
  • Director of Instructional Design
  • Online Faculty Technology Specialist
  • Learning Experience and Instructional Designer
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Instructional Designer and Technologist

Amazing stories from Learning, Design and Technology Majors

"University of Wyoming helped me gain my footing and foundation in the world of instructional technology. The program and professors prepared me to transition seamlessly into an instructional design career with the appropriate and sustainable skills to be successful. I now have the privilege to design and support educational experiences for future social workers and patrons across the nation, which would not be possible without UW."

– Heather Sanders, M.S ’11

Examples of Learning, Design and Technology Master’s Degree Program Courses

Take these classes as a Learning, Design and Technology master’s student:

  • Instructional Technology
  • Introduction to Instructional Design
  • Message Design
  • Multimedia Development
  • Theory of Change
  • Communication in Distance Education
  • Design/Development of Instructional Systems

View the full Master of Science in Learning, Design and Technology degree program curriculum.

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