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  • MS in Learning Technologies

    Nationally recognized for its strengths in technology and the sciences, Drexel University offers a unique online Master’s Degree in Learning Technologies that is ideal for teachers, trainers, and other educational administrators striving to solve the technological learning challenges facing schools, corporations, startups, and training divisions.

    The curriculum is built on a framework of national education standards, digital literacy, design thinking, learning sciences, and field experiences, empowering you to create learning solutions for an interconnected world that depends on instant information.

    Program Features

    • Online program that can be completed on either a part-time or full-time basis
    • Learn to effectively evaluate and assess emerging technologies
    • Engage in an action-based research project with an e-portfolio
    • Ideal for a broad range of careers in educational and business settings

    Concentrations

    • E-learning Leadership
      You'll acquire an in-depth knowledge of online and distance learning leadership theory and practice in emerging information and communication technologies, multimedia pedagogical strategies, and e-learning design and delivery.
    • Instructional Design
      This concentration will prepare teachers, instructors, practitioners and others to use instructional design for K-20 education, adult education, and workplace training that addresses the needs of the millennial learner and collaborative, networked communities.
    • Learning in Game-Based Environments
      You'll be introduced to the foundation of games for learning, motivational research that influences games, learning theories and instructional design principles, the role of play and learning in a participatory culture, and the evaluation of learning technologies.
    • Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate
      The Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate concentration was designed to address the dramatically increasing need in public education for certified Instructional Technology Specialists at every level of K-12 schooling.
    • Instructional Technology Specialist
      The Instructional Technology Specialist concentration program is designed for students interested in specializing in the area of instructional technology while not choosing to pursue PA Specialist Certification.

    Online Open House

    Join us on Wednesday, July 11th from 3 – 5 p.m. EST as Drexel University Online, in conjunction with the School of Education, presents an informative and convenient way for you to learn more about the online education programs at Drexel University. You’ll have the opportunity to explore program components and delve into online learning at Drexel followed by a Q&A session with a program manager. This is a great opportunity for you to find out why Drexel’s program is the right choice for you.

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    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
    State restrictions may apply to some programs.

    Curriculum

    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Depending on your goals and interests, you may choose either the Instructional Technology Specialist concentration, the Instructional Technology Specialist PA Certification option, or the Learning in Game-Based Environments concentration.

    Core Courses  
    EDLT 536 Learning Sciences and Instructional Design 3.0
    EDLT 537 Technologies for Performance Support 3.0
    EDLT 538 New Media Literacies 3.0
    Action Research Capstone  
    EDAM 728 Research Methodology for Action Research 3.0
    EDAM 740 Action Research Project 3.0
    Concentration Courses * 18.0
    18-33 credits depending on concentration  
    Professional Electives ** 9.0
    Varies depending on concentration  
    Free Elective *** 3.0
    Total Credits 45.0

    *Specific courses are dependent on your concentration and range from 18.0 to 33.0 credits. See Concentration Options below.

    **The amount of Professional Elective credits needed varies by concentration 

    • The Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) Certificate concentration does not require any Professional Electives other than those embedded in the 27.0 credits of Certificate coursework for candidates who hold a state-issued teaching certificate or in the 33.0 credits of Certificate coursework for candidates who do not hold a state-issued teaching certificate. Those who choose the ITS concentration and do not hold prior teacher certification are required to complete a total of 48.0 credits to satisfy both MS degree and be recommended for PA ITS Certification.
    • Those pursuing a concentration in Instructional Design, e-Learning Leadership, Instructional Technology or Learning in Game-based Environments are required to enroll in 9.0 credits of Professional Electives.

    ***If pursuing the ITS Certificate Concentration, you'll select a Free Elective unless you do not hold a prior state-issued teaching certificate. Those who choose the ITS concentration and do not hold prior teacher certification are required to complete a total of 48.0 credits to satisfy both MS degree and be recommended for PA ITS Certification.

    Concentration Options:

    Instructional Technology

    18.0 Credits

    Desinged for those interested in specializing in the area of instructional technology while not choosing to pursue the Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate.

    Concentration Courses  
    EDLT 511 Computer Skills for Teachers 3.0
    EDLT 532 Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience 3.0
    EDLT 534 Developing Educational Leaders Using Technology 3.0
    EDLT 535 Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology 3.0
    INFO 520 Social Context of Information Professions 3.0
    INFO 640 Managing Information Organizations 3.0
    Total Credits 18.0

     

    Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate

    27.0 credits (with prior state-issued teaching certificate) - 33.0 credits (without prior state-issued teaching certificate)

    Addresses the dramatically increasing need within public education for certified Instructional Technology Specialists at every level of K-12 schooling.

    Candidates pursuing the ITS Certificate Concentration are required to achieve the grade of "B" or better in all certificate coursework to be considered a program completer and be recommended for the PA State-issued ITS Certification. Applicants seeking PA ITS Certification do not need Pennsylvania Instructional I or II Teaching Certification although it is recommended. Candidates pursuing the ITS Certificate Concentration who do not hold a state-issued teaching certificate are required to complete EDUC 522 and EDUC 525 as a component of their concentration. These courses are waived for candidates who hold a state-issued teaching certificate.

    Concentration Courses  
    EDEX 542 Fundamentals of Special Education 3.0
    EDEX 544 The Inclusive Classroom (20 Hour Field Experience) 3.0
    EDEX 552 Integrating Technology for Learning & Achievement (20 Hour Field Experience) 3.0
    EDLT 533 Designing Virtual Communities (20 Hour Internship) 3.0
    EDLT 534 Developing Educational Leaders Using Technology 3.0
    EDLT 535 Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology 3.0
    EDUC 565 Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners (10 Hour Field Experience) 3.0
    INFO 520 Social Context of Information Professions 3.0
    INFO 640 Managing Information Organizations 3.0
    Total Credits 27.0

    Candidates without prior state-issued teaching certificate will need an additional two courses to complete PA Instructional Technology Specialist Certification requirements: EDUC 522 and EDUC 525.

    E-Learning Leadership

    18.0 Credits

    Provides an in-depth understanding of online and distance learning theories.

    Concentration Courses  
    ELL 501 The Purpose and Business of E-Learning 3.0
    ELL 502 E-Learning Technologies 3.0
    ELL 503 Teaching and Learning Issues in E-Learning 3.0
    ELL 504 Learning Technologies & Disabilities 3.0
    ELL 604 Design & Delivery of E-Learning I 3.0
    ELL 605 Design & Delivery of E-Learning II 3.0
    Total Credits 18.0

     

    Learning in Game-Based Environments

    18.0 Credits

    Prepares you to effectively use educational games in and out of the classroom and training center, provides an overview of game development processes, enables you to build basic games, and most importantly, examines how to assess and evaluate the learning experience as it relates to educational games.

    Concentration Courses  
    EDLT 535 Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology 3.0
    EDLT 541 Foundations of Game-Based Learning 3.0
    EDLT 542 Research in Motivation & Game-based Learning 3.0
    EDLT 543 Play & Learning in a Participatory Culture 3.0
    EDLT 544 Integrating Games & Pedagogical Content Knowledge 3.0
    EDLT 545 Design & Development of Learning Games I 3.0
    Total Credits 18.0

     

    Instructional Design

    18.0 Credits

    Prepares teachers, instructors, practitioners and others to use instructional design for K-20 education, adult education, and workplace training that addresses the needs of the millennial learner and collaborative networked communities.

    Required Courses  
    EDLT 550 Introduction to Instructional Design 3.0
    EDLT 554 Learning with Social Media and Mobiles 3.0
    EDLT 811 Designing and Developing Multimedia Applications For Learning 3.0
    ELL 502 E-Learning Technologies 3.0
    Select two electives from the following: 6.0
    EDUC 525
    Multi-Media Instructional Design  
    EDLT 533
    Designing Virtual Communities  
    or EDLT 532
    Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience
    EDLT 541
    Foundations of Game-Based Learning  
    EDLT 543
    Play & Learning in a Participatory Culture  
    Total Credits 18.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)
    • Provisional admission may be granted if your GPA is below 3.0
      • An admissions interview is required for a GPA below 2.75

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two professional letters of recommendation
    • Personal Statement (500 - 750 words) describing your interest in the program. Specifically:
      • How the program relates to your previous educational and professional activities
      • If changing course, why you are moving in this new direction with your educational goals
      • How the program relates to your current line of work
      • How you plan to apply the program to your future goals
    • Current Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2018-2019 is $949 per credit. (A 25% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1265 per credit)

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

     

    Academic Calendar

    2017-2018 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2017

    September 25, 2017

    December 9, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    December 16, 2017

    Winter 2018

    January 8, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 19, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    Spring 2018

    April 2, 2018

    June 9, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    June 15, 2018

    Summer 2018

    June 25, 2018

    September 1, 2018

    September 4, 2018

    September 8, 2018

     

    2018-2019 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2018

    September 24, 2018

    December 8, 2018

    December 10, 2018

    December 15, 2018

    Winter 2019

    January 7, 2019

    March 16, 2019

    March 18, 2019

    March 23, 2019

    Spring 2019

    April 1, 2019

    June 8, 2019

    June 10, 2019

    June 14, 2019

    Summer 2019

    June 24, 2019

    August 31, 2019

    September 3, 2019

    September 7, 2019

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