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 LeadershipStudents following this path will 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 EnvironmentsStudents will 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. Students who wish to obtain the ITS Certificate but do not possess a Pennsylvania teaching certificate must successfully complete Praxis I exams. Curriculum Depending on their goals and interests, students completing the MS in Learning Technologies choose either the Instructional Technology Specialist concentration, the Instructional Technology Specialist PA Certification option, or the Learning in Game-Based Environments concentration.Required Courses 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 II4.5Professional Electives Electives are selected with the approval of an advisor from within the School of Education or from other Drexel programs.*1.5-9.0Total Credits19.5-27.0*Electives are selected with the approval of an advisor from within the School of Education or from other Drexel programs. The total number of credits for graduation for the MS in Learning Technologies is a minimum of 184.108.40.206 credits of professional electives for students pursing the Instructional Technology Certification option without prior teaching certification6.0 credits of professional electives for students pursing the Instructional Technology Certification option with prior teaching certification9.0 credits of professional electives for students pursuing ITS, ELL, LGBE concentrations. Instructional Technology Concentration18.0 quarter creditsThe Instructional Technology Specialist Concentration program is designed for students interested in specializing in the area of instructional technology while not choosing to continue to pursue the formal certification.Core 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 Concentration25.5 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.Students pursuing the Instructional Technology Specialist PA Certification require a "B" or better in all certification coursework. Applicants for Instructional Technology Specialist Certification should ideally possess valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or II Teaching Certification. If a student seeks the Instructional Technology Specialist PA Certification without a previous held teaching certificate, he or she will need to complete EDUC 522 and EDUC 525.Core 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 students without prior teaching certification Two additional courses are required for candidates without prior teacher certification to complete the Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate. (6 credits) EDUC 522Evaluation of Instruction EDUC 525Multi-Media Instructional Design Total Credits28.5E-Learning Leadership Concentration18.0 CreditsThe E-Learning Leadership concentration provides an in-depth understanding of online and distance learning theories.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 Concentration18.0 quarter creditsThe Learning in Game-based Environments Concentration prepares graduates to effectively use educational games in and out of the classroom and training center, provides an overview of game development processes, enables participants to build basic games, and most importantly, examines how to assess and evaluate the learning experience as it relates to educational games.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 I3.0EDUC 535Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology3.0Total Credits18.0 Instructional Design Concentration18.0 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.Required 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 electives from the following: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 supporting document submission 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 2015-2016 is $810 per credit. (A 30% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1157 per credit) This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2015 September 21, 2015 December 5, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 12, 2015 Winter 2016 January 4, 2016 March 14, 2016 March 15, 2016 March 19, 2016 Spring 2016 March 28, 2016 June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 10, 2016 Summer 2016 June 20, 2016 August 29, 2016 August 30, 2016 September 3, 2016 Apply today for a MS in Learning Technologies Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.