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This 33-credit M.Ed. in Learning, Design and Technology is for those pursuing learning, design and technology credentials as preparation for leadership and curriculum design in the Training and Development field; and for those pursuing these credentials to satisfy requirements for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Instructional Technology Specialists: Computers, The M.Ed. in Learning, Design and Technology program is currently the only graduate LDT programs in North Carolina holding National Recognition status from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).

The Master of Education in LDT has Three Concentrations

  • The school specialist concentration prepares graduates to become licensed leaders of technology facilitation in K–12 schools and school districts by providing professional development for other faculty members and modeling technology integration in the classroom.
  • The online learning and teaching concentration is designed for individuals interested in pursuing online teaching positions in higher education as well as K–12 environments, such as specializing in learning management, distance education, educational media, or the coordination of instructional technologies.
  • The training and development concentration is geared toward applications in the corporate sector as well as government, military, or even nonprofit roles in instructional design and development, analysis and evaluation, content development, and more.

Admission and Program Requirements

Admission and Progression Requirements and all Program Requirements can be found in the Graduate Catalog. Please see the information below:

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines

SemesterFall StartSpring StartSummer Start
Priority Application SubmissionMarch 1stOctober 1stApril 1st
Final Application SubmissionAugust 1stDecember 1stJune 15th

Recommended Course Sequence

Our courses are project-based and many of our students work full-time. Therefore, the recommended sequence is for part-time matriculation, taking two courses per semester and one each summer. It is also a recommendation for those students admitted in the fall semester. If you are admitted during a different semester or wish to be a full-time student, please consult with your advisor once admitted to lay out a sequence that will work for you.

Semester/ConcentrationSchool Specialist
(prior to fall 2025)
School Specialist
(as of fall 2025)
Fall – Year 15100
6100
5100
6100
Spring – Year 16110
6135
6110
6135
Summer – Year 1RSCH 6101RSCH 6101
Fall – Year 26130
Elective
6130
Elective
Spring – Year 2Elective
Elective
6145
Elective
Summer – Year 264916491
6140
Fall – Year 364926492
Highlighted courses are either/or options. i.e. School specialists would take either 6145 or 6140 not both
Semester/ConcentrationTraining & Development
(prior to fall 2025)
Training & Development
(as of fall 2025)
Fall – Year 16100
6110
6100
6110
Spring – Year 16121
6130
6121
6130
SummerYear 1RSCH 6101RSCH 6101
Fall – Year 26170
Elective
6170
Elective
Spring – Year 2Elective
Elective
6180
Elective
SummerYear 264916140
6491
Fall – Year 364926492
Highlighted courses are either/or options. i.e. Training and Development students would take either 6180 or 6140 not both.
Semester/ConcentrationOnline Learning & Teaching
(prior to fall 2025)
Online Learning & Teaching
(as of fall 2025)
Fall – Year 16100
6110
6100
6110
Spring – Year 16130
6150
6130
6150
SummerYear 1RSCH 6101RSCH 6101
Fall – Year 26101
Elective
6101
Elective
Spring – Year 2Elective
Elective
6160
Elective
SummerYear 264916140
6491
Fall – Year 364926491
Highlighted courses are either/or options. i.e. Online Learning and Teaching students would take either 6160 or 6140 not both.

Contact Information

Dr. Beth Oyarzun
Program Director and Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: 704-687-8711
eMail: Beth.Oyarzun@charlotte.edu