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Learning Design and Technology

The M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology develops the skills and abilities to design and create effective instructional experiences in a digital age environment. The program is delivered in a 100% online asynchronous format so that participants may complete the degree requirements while working full time. Graduates of this program are prepared to lead transformational change in educational environments. Applicants to this program are not required to have a teaching certificate.

Emphasis is placed on creating high quality technology-enhanced teaching and training environments by developing characteristics of:

  • Visionary Leadership
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • Digital-age Learning Environments
  • Professional Development and Program Development
  • Digital Citizenship


"I feel like this program has enabled me to be an agile digital learning leader not only in my district but in the state of Alaska.  The additional component of getting the Distance and eLearning endorsement helped me become a qualified and knowledgeable teacher mentor and professional development experience designer for distance teachers in my district and partner districts. This program shapes education leaders who are continually learning, continually challenging each other, and continually networking to stay connected and informed in this ever-changing landscape of teaching and learning."

-- Nicole Fuerst, Distance Delivery Professional Development Coordinator at AKTEACH and Graduate of Learning Design and Technology Program 


Degree Requirements

Please refer to the academic catalog for a complete list of course requirements.

Applying to the Master's Program

Do not hesitate to contact the Student Services Assistant with any questions about application materials of the application process. The following items are necessary for a complete application:

  1. A completed graduate application and $60 processing fee.
  2. Official academic transcript indicating baccalaureate degree and a GPA of 3.0.
    • Transcripts from UAA, UAF, or UAS are not required to be submitted.
  3. Two (2) general recommendations written by former or current professors, employers, or supervisors who are familiar with your work and performance and are not related to you.
    • This requirement will be met when we receive recommendations from the references you provided contact information for in the UAS application portal.
  4. Statement of Professional Objectives. This is a 2-3 page typewritten and double spaced formal paper containing:
    • a summary of educational experiences,
    • a description of professional goals related to what is needed to teach students in Alaska and beyond,
    • information about what knowledge you already possess in relation to technology, and
    • a statement of how the program for advanced teaching candidates might help in attaining those goals. (An advanced teaching candidate is someone who is currently teaching, has taught, has experience in education, or has a teaching credential and access to a classroom for field experience.)
    • This statement will be judged in terms of readability and style as well as compatibility of the student's objectives and expectations and the goals of the program
  5. If you are a teacher and wish to receive an Educational Technology endorsement once you have completed the graduate certificate, a copy of your current teaching certificate should be provided at admission.

Send all these items to:

UAS Admissions
11066 Auke Lake Way

Juneau, AK 99801

Fax: 907-796-6002

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Dr. Ye Chen, Coordinator of the Learning Design and Technology Program.



All education programs through the Alaska College of Education at University of Alaska Southeast are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, a performance-based teacher accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education recognized by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


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