Program Overview

The Master of Education in Learning Systems Technology Education 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, corporate training, Learning and Development Specialist, K-12 Online Teacher (endorsement available), and medical settings or facilities.

The LSTE Program offers coursework in the following areas:
K-12 Online Teaching
Emphasis on accessibility, mobile learning, and staying attuned to emerging trends ensures that you will be exceptionally well-prepared to navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities of the modern classroom.
Instructional Design
Gain a comprehensive understanding and applied knowledge of the instructional design process, that will prepare you for rewarding careers in the field.
Learning and Development
Cultivate vital understanding of eLearning and instructional design and gain the practical skills necessary to thrive as a corporate training specialist.
For personalized advising, please contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Daryl Tate. 

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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 UA Little Rock 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 UA Little Rock 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 | Assistant Professor and Program Coordiantor School of Education | Learning Systems Technology Education 501-569-3552 | |School of Education website


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. UA Little Rock 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.


UA Little Rock 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,, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.
Cost per credit hour: $396