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MEd in Educational Technology and Learning Design: Online Higher Education

Given the ubiquity of technology use in college classrooms and the increase of adult online learners, understanding the interplay of technology and postsecondary instruction can only enhance the work you do now — and open the door to future career opportunities. Concordia’s MEd in Educational Technology and Learning Design: Online Higher Education program is geared to education professionals who want to explore opportunities, current issues, and strategies for instructor-led online learning.

Through this career-focused program, you’ll examine the increasingly important role of online learning in postsecondary instruction, exploring the development and design of online college courses. You will gain an understanding of barriers and opportunities in online education from college and student perspectives, delve into real-world issues about the integration and management of online education, and learn how to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of online learning.

Accredited, nonprofit, and highly respected, Concordia’s online MEd programs reflect the same meaningful experience we’ve been delivering on campus since 1905. The convenience of 100 percent online, clearly defined coursework — paired with realistic deadlines and the ability to immediately apply what you learn — makes our programs ideal for busy lifestyles. And the potential career benefits — from higher pay to promotions — are second only to the reward of having a positive impact on your community and on the lives of students.

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NEXT START DATE
March 23rd
MODALITIES
Online
Program Length 1 Year
Credits 30 Credit Hours
Accreditation NWCCU
SCHOLARSHIPS* Up to $3,000
100% online
100% online (no in-person field work required)
One year
Earn your MEd in one year, one class at a time, with built-in breaks
Updated curriculum
Curriculum is up-to-date and relevant
NWCCU
Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
Respected
Concordia is one of the most respected names in learning today
Positive career benefits
87% of our online MEd grads report positive career benefits as a result of their degree
20,000-strong alumni
20,000-strong alumni network
Satisfaction
93% of our online MEd grads say they are satisfied with their overall academic program experience

MEd in Educational Technology and Learning Design Program Goals

In addition to meeting the objectives and requirements for the MEd in Educational Technology and Learning Design: Online Higher Education degree program, successful candidates will also demonstrate skills in:
Design and Implement Curriculum

Design and Implement Curriculum

Designing and implementing curriculum or learning initiatives that reflect current knowledge of research and trends in technology and academic content for all learners

Assess and Recommend Technology

Assess and Recommend Technology

Consulting, being able to assess learning environments, and making appropriate, research-based recommendations for improving learning design, learner experience, and learning outcomes through the integration of technology

Lead, Encourage, and Mentor

Lead, Encourage, and Mentor

Providing leadership that encourages technological interventions for learners through effective mentorship of professionals responsible for instruction, that is responsive to individual and community diversity

Select, Utilize, and Evaluate Technology

Select, Utilize, and Evaluate Technology

Providing leadership to support colleagues in the selection, utilization, and evaluation of technologies in learning environments; an aptitude to also assess and correct inappropriate uses of technology for learning

Practice Continuous Improvement

Practice Continuous Improvement

Developing a personal capacity for continuous improvement in understanding and utilizing technology by practicing a regimen of daily habits that incorporate research and collaboration with other practitioners

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

The Master of Education in Educational Technology and Learning Design: Online Higher Education is a 30-credit hour program.

MEd in Educational Technology & Learning Design Core Courses
15 credits

Please note: Completing a Master of Education degree program does not lead to state certification or licensure. The MEd is not designed or intended to lead in any way toward a teaching license, endorsement, or administrative credential.

MEd in Educational Technology & Learning Design: Online Higher Education
12 credits

Please note: Completing a Master of Education degree program does not lead to state certification or licensure. The MEd is not designed or intended to lead in any way toward a teaching license, endorsement, or administrative credential.

MEd in Educational Technology & Learning Design Capstone
3 credits

Please note: Completing a Master of Education degree program does not lead to state certification or licensure. The MEd is not designed or intended to lead in any way toward a teaching license, endorsement, or administrative credential.

Is the MEd in Educational Technology and Learning Design: Online Higher Education concentration right for me?

Consider choosing this path if:

  • You’d like to explore how online college courses are developed and managed
  • You’re interested in the psychology of online learning
  • You want to know more about learning design for postsecondary instruction in the online environment

Still unsure? We know we offer a lot of programs! Let’s talk more about your professional and personal goals.

MEd in Educational Technology
The MEd from Concordia greatly contributed to the skills I’ve developed such as planning and providing engaging instructional methods.
ANITA GREEN, MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Early Childhood Education '15

CAREER OUTCOMES

See where a master’s in education focused on higher education technology and learning design could take you

In addition to potential benefits like increased salary and more self-confidence, an MEd could also expand your career opportunities within the education industry.

  • Learning designer
  • Instructional designer/coordinator
  • Online learning architect
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