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The MEd 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.

There are three possible avenues to pursue toward an MEd in learning, design, and technology. The research-oriented MEd degree track is campus-based and is designed for master's-level students who would like to eventually apply for a doctoral degree. The professional MEd emphases (Instructional Design and Development and Instructional Technology) are offered online.

Deadline to Apply

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Instructional Technology

In the Instructional Technology concentration, you can earn your Certification in Instructional Technology with an MEd or EdS and become proficient in:

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

This emphasis is offered online through the Gwinnett campus.


  • Available campus-based and online options
  • Annual Digital Learning Conference connects students with professionals
  • Graduates employed in an array of settings
  • Ranked No. 1

Faculty and Curriculum

The instructional technology emphasis teaches cutting-edge computer and multimedia technology and its application in K-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.

This curriculum is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and leads to certificate upgrade.

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

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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Meet Your Advisor

Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.

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Student Life

As a graduate student, you will move through the program as a cohort. This format helps foster relationships with students and faculty members. Our collaborative and interactive online format will redefine how you see online learning.

Connect with others passionate about digital learning at UGA's annual Digital Learning Conference. You will hear new ideas and share strategies for making digital learning work in today's schools and classrooms.

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See for yourself how much UGA College of Education has to offer! Schedule a tour of campus to learn more about the UGA student experience.

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Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia


  1. Submit an online application to the Graduate School
  2. Test scores (depending on your program)
  3. Unofficial transcripts (native language and English for international applicants)
  4. Three letters of recommendation

Part 2: Apply to this program


The program faculty may request additional materials from applicants. As you complete your application for the UGA Graduate School, you will be able to attach the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vita (CV) or resume
  2. Statement of purpose (short essay)
  3. Official transcripts
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