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Curriculum

M.S. in Learning Technologies

The Master of Science in Learning Technology offers a comprehensive curriculum immersed in the application of design thinking and the learning sciences both of which are at the frontier of new teaching methods. The curriculum equips students with the creative skills necessary to develop, drive and implement innovation in the technology learning practices at their institution or organization.

Based on a quarter system, the Learning Technologies program expects students to complete 15 10-week courses for a total of 45 credit hours. Additional credit hours may be required for the PA ITS certification program.

Courses are taught in cohorts with classes consisting of up to 25 students over a 24-month period. However, customizable plans of study are available.

For degree requirements and course descriptions, please visit Drexel University Online Course Catalog.

Core Courses - 12 credits

Through multiple research projects students become engaged in a full range of quantitative and qualitative inquiry methods that will match the "how" to the "why" of educational technology.

Code Name Credits
EDAM 528 Research Methodology in Action Research 3.0
EDLT 536 The Learning Sciences and Instructional Design 3.0
EDLT 537 Technologies for Performance Support 3.0
EDLT 538 New Media Literacies 3.0


Concentration Areas

Instructional Technology Specialist - 18 credits

Code Name Credits
EDUC 532 Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience 3.0
EDUC 534 Developing Educational Leadership and Team Building 3.0
EDUC 535 Researching and Evaluating Technology 3.0
INFO 520 Professional and Social Aspects of Information Services 3.0
INFO 640 Managing Information Organizations 3.0
Students choosing the Instructional Technology Concentration have the option of taking either EDUC 511 or INFO 688.
EDUC 511 Computer Skills for Teachers 3.0
INFO 688 Instr Role Info Specialist 3.0

Instructional Technology Specialist Certification Concentration - 25.5 credits

Code Name Credits
EDUC 533 Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development 3.0
EDUC 534 Developing Educational Leadership and Team Building 3.0
EDUC 535 Researching and Evaluating Technology 3.0
EDUC 542 Foundations of Special Education 3.0
EDUC 544 The Inclusive Classroom 3.0
EDUC 552 Integrating Technology for Learning and Achievement 4.5
INFO 520 Professional and Social Aspects of Information Service 3.0
INFO 640 Managing Information Organizations 3.0
For Students Without Prior Teaching Certification (6 Credits)—Two additional courses are required for candidates without prior teacher certification to complete the Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate.
EDUC 522 Evaluation of Instruction 3.0
EDUC 525 Multi-Media Instructional Design 3.0

E-Learning Leadership - 18 credits

Code Name Credits
ELL 501 Purpose/Business of E-Learning 3.0
ELL 502 E-Learning Technologies 3.0
ELL 503 Teaching/Learning Issues E-Learning 3.0
ELL 504 Lrng Technology and Disabilities 3.0
ELL 604 Design/Delivery/Mgmt E-Learning I 3.0
ELL 605 Design/Delivery/Mgmt E-Learning II 3.0

Instructional Design - 18 credits

Code Name Credits
EDLT 550 Introduction to Instructional Design 3.0
EDLT 554 Learning With Social Media and Mobiles 3.0
EDUC 811 Designing and Developing Multimedia Applications for Learning 3.0
ELL 502 E-Learning Technologies 3.0
Electives (select two, for a total of six credits):
EDUC 525 Multimedia and Instructional Design 3.0
EDUC 533 Designing Virtual Communities 3.0
EDLT 541 Foundations of Game-based Learning 3.0
EDLT 543 Design and Learning Games 3.0

Learning in Game-Based Environments - 18 credits

Code Name Credits
EDLT 541 Foundations of Game-Based Learning 3.0
EDUC 542 Research in Motivation and Game-Based Learning 3.0
EDUC 543 Play and Learning in a Participatory Culture 3.0
EDUC 544 Integrating Games and Pedagogical Content 3.0
EDUC 545 Design of Learning Games I 3.0
EDUC 535 Researching and Evaluating Technology 3.0

Internship & Co-op - 6 credits

Code Name Credits
EDLT 539 Co-op Seminar Course I 1.5
EDLT 540 Co-op Seminar Course II 4.5

Capstone/Co-op Requirement

See the requirements for the Capstone/Co-op.