2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Learning, Design, and Technology (MEd.LDT)

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Program Director: David McGough, Ph.D.
Email: David.McGough@VermontState.edu

Program Description

The Learning, Design, and Technology program (MEd, 30 credits) provides practical professional learning for practicing educators. The program prepares teachers, librarians, curriculum specialists, and instructors in any field with the knowledge and skills needed to design and implement contemporary learning experiences infused with thoughtful and innovative use of digital and computer technology.  

Courses in Educational Studies establishes the context for study of contemporary teaching and learning and the practical inquiry of practice. A sequence in Learning, Design, and Technology, along with electives, provides participants with a thorough study of digital learning, educational technology, online teaching, inclusive practice, and assessment. Each course includes an immersion project that participants can complete within their current positions or in association with local sites. Participants may apply to transfer up to 6 graduate credits that support study in the program. 

The Learning, Design, and Technology program is of interest to professional educators and others interested in the practical study of curriculum, learning, instruction and technology.

Program Outcomes

Students in Education programs gain both an understanding of the discipline of education and a practical grasp of effective professional practice. Connecting these two realms provides a foundation for achieving the department’s objectives for each student, including:   

1.The use of academic study in the formation of content-specific professional knowledge,  

2. The use of practitioner inquiry to design effective pedagogical strategies,  

3.The use of critical theory to confidently serve as a progressive colleague and advocate, 

4. The use of transformative reflection in pursuit of continuous personal growth.  

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