MS in Learning Technologies Overview Nationally recognized for its strengths in technology and the sciences, Drexel University offers a unique online Master’s Degree in Learning Technologies designed for adult learners who wish to solve the technological learning challenges facing schools and educational and corporate organizations. This accredited online program, which can be completed full or part-time, is ideal for teachers, trainers and other educational leaders who would like to earn both an Instructional Technology Specialist certification and a Master's degree.ConcentrationsE-learning LeadershipYou'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 DesignThis 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 EnvironmentsYou'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. PA Certification in Instructional Technology SpecialistInstructional Technology Specialist certification is available to students that currently possess a Pennsylvania Instructional I or Instructional II teaching certificate. If you wish to obtain the ITS Certificate but do not possess a Pennsylvania teaching certificate, you must successfully complete Praxis I exams.State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Courses 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 from the Instructional Technology Specialist concentration, the Instructional Technology Specialist PA Certification option, or the Learning in Game-Based Environments concentration.Core Courses EDAM 528Research Methodology for Action Research3.0EDLT 536Learning Sciences and Instructional Design3.0EDLT 537Technologies for Performance Support3.0EDLT 538New Media Literacies3.0Internship/Co-op (2 terms) EDLT 539EDLT Co-op Seminar Course I1.5EDLT 540EDLT Co-op Seminar Course II4.5Additional Required Core Courses ONLY for those pursuing Instructional Technology Specialist Certification w/o prior Teacher Certification EDUC 522Evaluation of Instruction0.0-3.0EDUC 525Multi-Media Instructional Design 0.0-3.0 Concentration Courses (Concentration Areas Listed Below)18.0-28.5Professional Electives*1.5-9.0Total Credits45.0-54.0*The amount of Professional Elective credits needed for the degree vary by your concentration area:1.5 credits of Professional Electives required to pursue the Instructional Technology Specialist Certification concentration without prior teacher certification.6.0 credits of Professional Electives required to pursue the Instructional Technology Specialist Certification concentration with prior teacher certification.9.0 credits of Professional Electives required to pursue a concentration in: Instructional Design, e-Learning Leadership or Learning in Game-Based Environments. ConcentrationsInstructional Technology 18.0 quarter creditsThe Instructional Technology Specialist Concentration program is designed for those interested in specializing in the area of instructional technology while not choosing to pursue PA Specialist Certification.Concentration Courses EDUC 511Computer Skills for Teachers3.0or INFO 688 Instructional Role for the Information SpecialistEDUC 532Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience3.0EDUC 534Developing Educational Leaders Using Technology3.0EDUC 535Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology3.0INFO 520Social Context of Information Professions3.0INFO 640Managing Information Organizations3.0Total Credits18.0 Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate 28.5 - 34.5 CreditsThe 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.Pursuing the Instructional Technology Specialist PA Certification requires a "B" or better in all certification coursework. You should ideally possess valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or II Teaching Certification. If you seek the Instructional Technology Specialist PA Certification without a previous held teaching certificate, you'll need to complete EDUC 522 and EDUC 525.Concentration Courses EDUC 533Designing Virtual Communities3.0EDUC 534Developing Educational Leaders Using Technology3.0EDUC 535Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology3.0INFO 520Social Context of Information Professions3.0EDEX 542Fundamentals of Special Education3.0EDEX 544The Inclusive Classroom3.0EDEX 552Integrating Technology for Learning & Achievement4.5INFO 640Managing Information Organizations3.0EDUC 565Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners3.0For those without prior teaching certification Two additional courses are required for those without prior Teacher certification: EDUC 522Evaluation of Instruction0.0-3.0EDUC 525Multi-Media Instructional Design0.0-3.0Total Credits28.5-34.5E-Learning Leadership 18.0 CreditsThe E-Learning Leadership concentration provides an in-depth understanding of online and distance learning theories.Concentration Courses ELL 501The Purpose and Business of E-Learning3.0ELL 502E-Learning Technologies3.0ELL 503Teaching and Learning Issues in E-Learning3.0ELL 504Learning Technologies & Disabilities3.0ELL 604Design & Delivery of E-Learning I3.0ELL 605Design & Delivery of E-Learning II3.0Total Credits18.0 Learning in Game-Based Environments 18.0 quarter creditsThe Learning in Game-based Environments Concentration 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 541Foundations of Game-Based Learning3.0EDLT 542Research in Motivation & Game-based Learning3.0EDLT 543Play & Learning in a Participatory Culture3.0EDLT 544Integrating Games & Pedagogical Content Knowledge3.0EDLT 545Design & Development of Learning Games I3.0EDLT 535Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology3.0Total Credits18.0Instructional Design 18.0 quarter creditsThis concentration is designed to prepare teachers, instructors, practitioners and others to use instructional design for K-20 education, adult education, and workplace training that addresses the needs of thee millennial learner and collaborative networked communities.Concentration Courses EDLT 550Introduction to Instructional Design3.0EDLT 554Learning with Social Media and Mobiles3.0EDUC 811Designing and Developing Multimedia Applications For Learning3.0ELL 502E-Learning Technologies3.0Select two:6.0EDUC 525Multi-Media Instructional Design EDUC 533Designing Virtual Communities EDLT 541Foundations of Game-Based Learning EDLT 543Play & Learning in a Participatory Culture Total Credits18.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institutionUndergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendationPersonal EssayCurrent ResumeAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $894 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1192 per credit) This rate applies only to new online students.Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. 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 2016-2017 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 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 Apply today for the MS in Learning Technologies Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.