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Accelerate your expertise in educational technology with our 100% online M.Ed. in Instructional and Learning Design Technology. This graduate-level degree offers PreK-12 teachers, university professors, corporate instructors/trainers, and other education professionals the opportunity to enhance their theoretical knowledge and practical skills for the design, development, and integration of education programs supported by technology. 

About the Program

Interested in creating new, cutting-edge learning assets for online, hybrid and classroom implementation? Learn how UTA's Instructional and Learning Design Technology program can support digital education for learners are any age or stage of life, whether in the classroom, the workplace, or beyond.

Priority Deadlines

Applying after the priority deadline? Admissions applications are welcome at any time. We will process your application as quickly as possible and every attempt will be made to ensure consideration for the desired semester. However, for priority consideration, apply by the priority deadline.

Fall Semester

Submit by July 1

Classes start end of August

Spring Semester

Submit by Nov. 30

Classes start in January

Summer Semester

Submit by April 1

Classes start mid-May

Semester Start
Courses Start Priority Application Deadline Courses Start Registration Period Late Registration Deadline




04/03/23 - 08/20/23





11/06/23 - 01/16/24





04/03/23 - 05/14/23



For payment deadlines, information about payment plans and more, visit Student Accounts

View the Official University Academic Calendar for more information. 

*The Hispanic Serving Leadership Preparation Graduate Certificate does not offer summer admission. 

View the UTA Official Catalog for admissions requirements and details about probationary admission, deferred admission, and more for the following programs. 


  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction graduate programs:
    • M.Ed. or Certificate in Instructional and Learning Design Technology
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Open Options 
    • M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education 
    • M.Ed. in Teaching with Teacher Certification 
    • Initial Teacher Certification Only Program 
    • Criminal History Acknowledgement for Educator Certification programs

  • Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies graduate programs: 
    • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with Higher Education Administration Emphasis 
    • Dual Degree: Master of Social Work and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with Higher Education Administration Emphasis 
    • B.A. to Ph.D. Track in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
    • Hispanic Serving Leadership Preparation Graduate Certificate 

Some applicants, such as international students, may have additional admissions requirements* and/or program limitations.

English Language Test Score Requirements

UTA accepts TOEFL* or IELTS or Duolingo. If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate a sufficient level of skill with the English language to assure success in graduate studies. You are required to submit official test score reports directly from the testing agency unless you hold a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited U.S institution.

You are required to submit an official test score report sent directly from the testing agency. UTA's ETS institutional code is 6013.

*Certification programs only accept TOEFL due to Texas Education Agency requirements. 

View test score requirements online

Additional Resources

Have additional questions?

Email UTA's international office at international@uta.edu.


*The resources provided here are for informational purposes. Please review the UTA's website for official information. 


Course of Study

About the Master's Degree Program

  • Total 30 hours, including:
    • 4 Core Course Requirements: 12 Hours
    • 5 Electives: 15 Hours
  • This is a non-thesis program that includes either an independent research project or a workplace capstone project.


Required Core Courses

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ILDT 5301 Foundations of Instructional Design and Learning Technology* 3
ILDT 5302 Theories of Teaching and Learning with Technology* 3
ILDT 5303 Designing and Developing Meaningful Online Learning* 3
ILDT 5304  Assessment and Evaluation with Learning Technologies 3


Prescribed Electives

Select two from "Learning Experience" group below:
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
ILDT 5310  Inclusive, Equitable, and Culturally Responsive Online Learning 3
ILDT 5320 Simulations of Gamification of Learning: Theories and Practice 3
ILDT 5330 Creating Open and Informal Learning Environments with Technology 3
ILDT 5340 Facilitation Strategies for Hybrid Online Learning 3


Select three from "Specialization" list below in addition to ILDT 5398 or ILDT 5399:
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
ILDT 5350 Multimedia Design Tools for Online Learning 3
ILDT 5360 User Experience Design for Accessibility 3
ILDT 5370  Program Planning and Implementation for Hybrid and Virtual Learning Environments  3
ILDT 5380 Learning System Design and Implementation 3
ILDT 5390 Leadership in Instructional Technology 3
ILDT 5398 or ILDT 5399 Independent Research Project (1 semester)* or Workplace Capstone Project (1 semester)  3
TBD  Students may pick up to 2 courses or 6 credit hours from other programs in the College of Education. Courses must be approved by Program Coordinator or Academic Advisor. Up to 6

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Program Director

Dr. Hugh Kellam

Assistant Professor



Manuel Alonso

Academic Recruiter

Headshot of University of Texas at Arlington employee Manuel Alonso. The background shows a UTA campus sign.

Email: manuel.alonso@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3124

Office: 104 C Trimble Hall

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