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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 Application Dates

Applying after the priority date? Admissions applications are welcome at any time. However, for priority consideration, apply by the priority date.


Submit by April 19

Classes Start May 13, 2024


Submit by July 26

Classes start Aug. 19, 2024



Classes start Jan. 13, 2024

Warren Jones

M.Ed. in Instructional and Learning Design Technology Candidate

Warren Jones

The ILDT program was exactly what I was looking for to expand my education. Digital education has become the norm. And for several years, I contemplated starting grad school, but I didn't see any programs that focused on the integration of technology in education. After reviewing the course curriculum and talking to Dr. Kellam I knew this was the perfect program for me.

Tranell Gilmore

M.Ed. in Instructional and Learning Design Technology Candidate

Tranell Gilmore

Instructional and Learning Design Technology is helping me professionally. Take my capstone project for example. Working with UTA’s School of Social Work, the project was comprised of building a functional user-friendly website with educational support for parents, K-12, and homeschoolers. Building the website was challenging and loads of fun entailing web design and development, curating the aesthetics, program and lesson planning a range of topics like SEL, Life Skills, STEM, and Language Arts.

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 

Applicants seeking admission must submit two recommendation forms. Please wait until you have your 10-digit, UTA student ID number to submit recommendation forms.


For online programs:

The required Recommendation Form is available for download here

For on-campus and hybrid (featuring online and in-person courses):

The required* Recommendation Form is available for download here.

The Hispanic Serving Leadership Preparation Graduate Certification does not require a recommendation form at this time. 


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 Official Catalog for official information. 

**The M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education is not eligible for international students at this time.


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

ILDT Personas 2023

Our sample degree plan features a number of different personas to help you see your path toward completing UTA's Instructional and Learning Design Technology Program.

Whether you are a longtime educator, working in the corporate realm, teaching on a college campus, or something entirely different, we likely have a path for you.

These options are for informational purposes. Students will work with the program director and/or their advisor on their specific degree plan.

Watch Our Information Session

Hear directly from the program director. View our recorded info session to learn more about the program and how to apply.

Program Director

Dr. Hugh Kellam

Assistant Professor


Email: hugh.kellam@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0370

Office: Hammond Hall 123


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