Program Overview

The Master of Education in learning systems technology online degree program prepares instructional designers and learning scientists to act in teaching and administrative roles in order to analyze problems and apply solutions for learning, including planning, preparation, implementation, evaluation, and management.

Aspects of the program include the psychology and development of diverse learners, learning resource development and application, and societal concerns pertaining to instructional technology. Graduates of this 36-hour program may apply these skills to a variety of careers in public schools, community colleges, higher education institutions, business, industry, government, military, and medical settings or facilities.

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Required Courses (30 hours)

M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree

Educational Foundations Required Courses

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M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree

Major theories of human learning and psychological principles of learning for instruction, including systematic instructional design and models of effective instruction; contemporary issues with implications for practice...

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EDFN 7313 Learning Theory & Instructional Applications

3 credit hours

M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree

Prerequisite: EDFN 7313. Exploration of recent developments in cognition and the implications for instructional practices resulting from theory and research in cognitive psychology.

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EDFN 7314 Cognition & Instruction

3 credit hours

M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree

Assessment, evaluation; role of measurement in education and human service agencies; psychometric properties of norm- referenced and criterion-referenced tests; construction of test items with specialized considerations ...

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EDFN 7370 Educational Assessment

3 credit hours

M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree

Learning Systems Technology Required Courses

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M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree

LSTE 7303 is the foundational course that explores the connections between educational psychology and the pedagogy of effective instruction in society. Instructional interventions and their potential improvement of socie...

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LSTE 7303 Foundations of eLearning

3 credit hours

M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree

LSTE 7304 explores technology-based eLearning environments within a framework that aligns purpose, pedagogy, and assessment practices. Candidates will learn how to identify the correct technological tools based on the le...

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LSTE 7304 eLearning Environments & Education

3 credit hours

M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree

Candidates will participate in a broad graduate-level introductory course of HTI research. The course begins with seminal work on interactive systems and moves through current and future research areas in interaction tec...

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LSTE 7307 Research in Human-Technology Interaction

3 credit hours

M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree
LSTE 7311 Intro to Instructional Design

3 credit hours

M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree
LSTE 7315 Instructional Design: Accessible & Universal

3 credit hours

M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree

Candidates in LSTE 7317 develop technical, instructional, and design skills to create effective interactive educational programs for a mobile learning environment. The course applies basic principles of mobile learning t...

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LSTE 7317 Mobile Learning Environments

3 credit hours

M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree
LSTE 7323 Advanced Instructional Design

3 credit hours

Elective Courses (6 hours)

M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree

Electives

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M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree

Prerequisite: graduate standing. A lifespan perspective that addresses cognitive, physical, social and emotional development from birth through late adulthood. Special emphasis on developmental factors that effect school...

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EDFN 7330 Human Development

3 credit hours

M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree

Prerequisites: LSTE 7303, 7305; EDFN 7313, 7314. Production, application of interactive instructional units where the microcomputer is the controlling medium for such peripherals as laser disk players and CD-ROM units.

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LSTE 7310 Systematic Integration of Technology in Learning Systems

3 credit hours

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LSTE 7313 Perception, Meaning, & Messages

3 credit hours

M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree
LSTE 7316 Applied Theories of Instructional Design

3 credit hours

M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree

Prerequisite: LSTE 7311. LSTE 7329 explores trends in eLearning for instructional purposes, including but not limited to gaming and simulations. The class includes the analysis of the appropriate kinds of activities to s...

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LSTE 7329 Trends in eLearning

3 credit hours

M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree

Prerequisites: all required program courses. Students work 150 clock hours at a professional instructional media site (public school, industry, business, etc.) for practical on-the-job experiences in the three major spec...

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LSTE 7350 Internship

3 credit hours

M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree

Prerequisites: RHET 3301 and RHET 3316 or RHET 3326, or consent of instructor. Institutional and industrial style manuals; editing technical, business, government, scientific reports.

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RHET 5304 Technical Style & Editing

3 credit hours

M.Ed. in learning systems technology  degree

Examines the characteristics, needs of gifted and talented children, and youths; identification procedures; types of educational programs available; historical and philosophical foundations required of professionals in t...

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GATE 7350 Teaching the Gifted and Talented

3 credit hours

Program Details

Admission Requirements

Students who wish to pursue this program must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on all undergraduate hours, or 3.25 GPA on the last 60 hours (including post-baccalaureate hours)
  • Submit graduate school application, official transcripts, a biographical data form and two letters of recommendation to the UALR Graduate School.
  • After you have completed your online application to the Graduate School, a program coordinator will evaluate your materials. Once you receive your acceptance letter, you may start the program in any semester.

Read more about the UALR Graduate School admissions process here.

Graduation Requirements

This online program requires 36 credit hours and completion of a comprehensive examination or portfolio. All required courses are available online in a 17-week format.

Program Advisor

Dr. Daryl Tate | 501.569.3552 | datate@ualr.edu
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Learning Systems Technology Education Program

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Accreditation

The program goals are based on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Basic Endorsement in Educational Computing and Technology Literacy and the ISTE Standards for Advanced Programs in Educational Computing and Technology Leadership.
UALR is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.

Disabilities

UALR makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501.569.3003 or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501.569.3143. The Disability Support Services website, ualr.edu/disability/, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.

  • Cost per credit hour: $383