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MEd in Learning, Design, and Technology (Instructional Technology)

The M.Ed. in Learning, Design, and Technology trains you in the latest technologies and tools to design and implement lessons and training programs. Our goal is to prepare professionals to identify and analyze learning problems, and then create and implement more effective designs for learning to address these needs.

In the Instructional Technology concentration, you can earn your Certification in Instructional Technology with an M.Ed. or Ed.S. and become proficient in:

  • Cutting-edge computer and multimedia technology and how to apply it in P-12 education
  • Analyzing learning and performance problems
  • Designing and developing effective instruction

Our online program blends both live class meetings (via video conferencing) with practical at-home projects and activities so that you are learning from experts how to integrate technology in your own school context.


  1. Offered entirely online
  2. Annual Digital Learning Conference connects students with professionals
  3. Graduates employed in an array of settings
  4. Ranked #5 by US News and World Report in 2022


The instructional technology emphasis teaches cutting-edge computer and multimedia technology and its application in P-12 education. This area is designed to help classroom teachers refine and develop their practice as well as become instructional technology leaders among their peers. Our goal is to prepare professionals who are current in the systematic analysis of learning and performance problems, and the design and development of effective instruction.

The learning, design, and technology program is designed to accommodate the schedules and distance-learning needs of working professionals.

Coursework includes:

  • History, trends, and issues in the field
  • Learning theory and instructional models
  • Classroom technology integration
  • eLearning development
  • Learning assessment
  • Instructional evaluation
  • Research methods
  • Instructional collaboration with classroom teachers

Our Faculty

Our nationally recognized faculty will work with you to customize your degree program. Learn more about our faculty and their expertise.

Program of Study Student Handbook

Additional information and disclosures regarding state licensure for professional practice in this field can be found at the UGA Licensure Disclosure Portal .

Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC)

This curriculum is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and leads to certificate upgrade. The Georgia PSC standards align with the ISTE standards for educators, which means that our curriculum prepares you to engage learners in rich, authentic learning experiences, lead technology change through collaborative planning and design, facilitate student-centered learning practices with technology, and coach others in research-based technology practices.

Note: If you seek certification from the Georgia PSC, you will need access to a P-12 classroom so that you can complete a field experience in the final semester. Students typically complete this experience in their own classrooms.

How to Apply

Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.

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Part 2: Apply to the M.Ed. in Learning, Design, and Technology (Instructional Technology)

For admissions information related to the Instructional Design and Development specialization, please visit the Office of Online Learning.

While completing your Graduate School application, be sure to attach the following:

  • GRE / M.A.T. scores are not required for Instructional Technology
  • Statement of purpose: Should clarify the candidate’s relevant background, interests, and goals in relation to the program
  • Letters of recommendation: Letters should be from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s scholarly ability and potential for success in a graduate program. Preferably at least two of them are from faculty who have instructed the applicant in a previous program of study.
  • Resume/CV

Deadline To Apply

Refer to the UGA Graduate School deadlines

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Student Outcome Data

2022-2023 Program Assessment

Additional Resources

Please use our online form if you have any questions for the department. Please be as specific as possible so that we may quickly assist you.

Faculty and Advisors

The College’s programs are taught by dedicated faculty who are experts in a range of areas and are passionate about helping students succeed both in their programs and professionally.

Meet the Faculty

A close working relationship with your advisor is key as you progress through your program of study. Please note that most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Student Life

Our students have a range of opportunities available outside the classroom as well, from professional organizations, experiential learning, clubs and other non-academic experiences.

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