The Master’s program in Curriculum & Instruction - Learning, Design & Technology systematically prepares education, healthcare, and business professionals to create, deliver and analyze instruction and improve performance using effective technology tools. The program provides opportunities to learn new and innovative skills to integrate the latest technologies in teaching and learning. There is a strong connection between course activities and implementing and improving practices in an instructional setting.
The Learning, Design & Technology program consists of 10 courses - two Curriculum and Instruction core courses and eight Learning, Design & Technology specialization courses. The program can be completed in five semesters.
Each semester, students can choose classes that are taught face-to-face at UH or at UH at Sugar Land, or they can choose online classes. Students may complete the entire degree online if they wish.
Students learn the following skills:
- Integrating technology into educational practice to improve learning in innovative and creative ways,
- Using a diverse range of technologies to connect and collaborate with others,
- Designing authentic learning experiences and assessments using the instructional design process,
- Applying and incorporating digital citizenship in teaching and learning activities,
- Engaging learners through online and blended instructional approaches,
- Strategically planning for technology use, implementation and dissemination in educational practice, and
- Making sound decisions based on research about the use of technology to support and enhance learning.
Students complete a Capstone Project as part of the program requirements for the Learning, Design & Technology Master’s program. The Capstone Project provides students with the opportunity to apply, integrate and synthesize key concepts learned from courses in the program. This project demonstrates the depth and breadth of educational growth through the program and highlights the knowledge and skills gained, as well as development as a reflective practitioner. Students identify an authentic and challenging technology-related problem and then design, develop, implement and evaluate a proposed solution to meet that need.
This is a sample degree plan and courses offered each semester may be different depending on which semester you begin.
What can I do with my degree?
A master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction - Learning, Design & Technology prepares professionals for various careers in settings such as:
- Public and Private Schools
- Community Colleges and Universities
- Hospitals and Health Care Facilities
It also provides the coursework and training necessary to obtain the following Certifications:
- Certificate in Designing and Developing Educational Graphics
- Certificate in Designing and Developing Educational Multimedia
- Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning
Graduates with a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction - Instructional Technology may pursue the following careers:
- Community College Instructor
- Instructional Designer
- Medical Educator
- Corporate Trainer
- Web Designer or Developer
To apply for this program, please visit Graduate Admissions.
NOTE: In line with a new state law, the College of Education is winding down the option to pair this degree with master technology teacher certification.
Effective Sept. 1, 2019, as mandated by House Bill 3, the State Board for Educator Certification can no longer issue or renew master teacher certificates. In addition, those certificates already issued will be updated to include the word “legacy” as part of the certificate title.
Any students currently enrolled in the master technology teacher program must complete all requirements for certification before Sept. 1, 2019. This includes taking and passing the certification test and submitting a complete application for certification, with the College’s recommendation.