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Learning Design and Technologies, M.Ed.

College of Education

Expand your career possibilities with this online program for educators, trainers or designers seeking to effectively apply the right tools and processes to accomplish organizational goals.

Designed for working professionals from a variety of backgrounds, you'll learn how to analyze, develop, implement and evaluate technology-based learning, instruction and training. A prior teaching license or education degree is not required. South Carolina certified teachers could earn the South Carolina Online Teaching Endorsement.

Program Highlights

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    For Busy Schedules

    Study in a 100 percent online, asynchronous program that is typically completed in two years (two courses per semester, including summers).

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    Open New Doors

    Access new opportunities in instructional design, training or digital learning in education or corporate settings.

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    Special Tuition Rates

    Pay reduced tuition rates if you are a certified South Carolina teacher, and pay regular in-state tuition rates if you are a nonresident.

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    Ranked Program

    Be part of a college ranked in the top 15 percent nationally for graduate programs of education by U.S. News & World Report.

What You’ll Study

You'll apply principles of instructional systems design to computer-based instruction, rapid eLearning development and technology integration to improve learning. Our traditional methods are combined with contemporary multimedia tools, cloud-based development tools and learning management systems.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Data Analysis

    Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making


    Introducing new ideas, methods or products to improve performance or achieve a specific goal


    Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective

  • Research

    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

    Project Management

    Organizing and overseeing tasks to achieve specific goals


    Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.

Potential Careers

  • Instructional Designer
  • Corporate Trainer
  • eLearning Developer
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Digital Learning Specialist
  • Instructional Support Leader

Job Titles of Alumni

  • Teacher
  • Instructional Designer
  • Technical Trainer
  • Entertainment and Media Instructor
  • Information Systems Data Manager
  • Information Technology Technician

Average Alumni Salary

Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $83,247

Workplace Settings

  • Education
  • Government
  • Technology
  • Health Care
  • Business
  • Media

Employers of Alumni

  • University of South Carolina
  • South Carolina Department of Education
  • Lexington-Richland School District Five
  • Heyward Career and Technology Center
  • SC Technical College System
  • Horry County Government

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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