Oct 19, 2021  
Graduate Catalog | 2021-2022 
    
Graduate Catalog | 2021-2022

Learning, Design, and Technology, M.Ed.


The M.Ed. in Learning, Design, and Technology is a 33 credit hour degree program for those pursuing learning, design and technology credentials as preparation for leadership and curriculum design in the Training and Development field; and, for those pursuing these credentials to satisfy requirements for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Instructional Technology Specialists: Computers.  The M.Ed. in Learning, Design, and Technology program is currently the only graduate LDT programs in North Carolina holding National Recognition status from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).

Admission Requirements


Interested applicants may apply online at graduateschool.uncc.edu.  Applications are accepted for Fall, Spring, and Summer admissions.  Check the program website for application deadlines.

The admission process is competitive and determined by the following application components:

  1. Applicants are required to have a minimum of a B.A. or B.S. degree from a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  2. Official transcripts
  3. Three letters of recommendation from professionals who are able to judge the quality of the applicant as a future student in this program
  4. Statement of Purpose of no more than 750 words in 12-point font and double-spaced, written definitively, coherently, and incorporating thoughtful expression in response to:
    • What skills and knowledge do you hope to acquire and develop as a result of this program?
    • Characterize what you would contribute to the collective learning experiences of your fellow students.
  5. GRE or GMAT scores (optional)
  6. A work sample that is appropriate for the degree such as an instructional video, portfolio, tutorial, research paper, or technology-enhanced lesson plan (optional)
  7. Additional items required for those interested in the School Specialist concentration to satisfy the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Instructional Technology Specialists: Computers (10877).  This requirement is only for those who wish to earn the 077 license.  Those who wish to work in other instructional technology settings (higher education, corporate, military, government) do not have to fulfill this requirement.
    1. A valid appropriate North Carolina teaching license A or G level (or equivalent from another state). In the online admission application, there is a field in which to specify the type of teaching license. Rather than uploading a copy of the teaching license into the application system, scan the license and email a copy to the Program Director
    2. A minimum of 2 to 3 years teaching experience

Degree Requirements


The M.Ed. in Learning, Design, and Technology program requires a total of 33 credit hours comprising courses in a selected concentration, an internship, and capstone project.

Concentration Requirements


Below are the suggested courses for each concentration.  Students should work with an advisor to determine the related coursework that works best in their program of study.  For the most current approved courses, visit the Learning, Design, and Technology website

School Specialist Concentration


This concentration is for those who work in the P-12 system and who already hold either an “A” or “G” level teaching license from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (or from another state) for the new Masters/Advanced “M” license in Instructional Technology Specialists.

Training and Development Concentration


This concentration is for instructional technology personnel who wish to do training and development in corporate, higher education, government, and military.

Online Learning and Teaching Concentration


This concentration is for those interested in designing, developing, or managing online learning and teaching.

Internship and IST Capstone Project (6 credit hours)


Students in each concentration must complete an internship and a Capstone Project as part of the Capstone experience.  For more specific information regarding the Master’s Capstone Project, students should contact their advisor.

Degree Total = 33 Credit Hours


Licensure - Instructional Technology Specialist (North Carolina 077)


The M.Ed. in Learning, Design, and Technology program with a School Specialist concentration also qualifies graduates who already hold either an “A” or “G” level teaching license from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (or from another state) for the new Masters/Advanced “M” license in Instructional Technology Specialists: Computers (NC 077) license.  Students should work with an advisor to complete these requirements.  Students in the other concentrations earn the M.Ed. degree, but not the 077 license.