School of Education - George Mason University

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Curriculum and Instruction, MEd - Concentration in Learning Technologies: Instructional Design and Technology Program (INDT)

New and emerging technologies are changing the way audiences learn and process information. In this degree program you will discover new ways to utilize media and technology to reach digitally savvy learners. Coming fall 2020, this degree program will be fully online.

Pending SCHEV approval, the Instructional Design and Technology MEd program option will become the Learning Design and Technology MS program option. This page will be updated at that time.

A total of 30 credits are required for the Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) MEd Program. Twenty three (23) credits are core requirements and seven (7) credits are electives. Electives can be one (1), two (2), or three (3) credits. One (1) or two (2) credit elective courses are shorter in duration than three credit courses. A student can typically complete this fully online program in approximately 1.5 to 2 years depending on the starting semester. Additionally, students may choose to earn the Learning Technologies Graduate Certificate e-learning specialization.

Click here to download a one page overview of the program options.

Before planning your course of study, please contact your academic advisor to ensure that your course plan reflects the appropriate prerequisites and sequence to maximize your learning experience.

Steps to Successfully Complete the IDT MEd Program.

  • Apply to the Program. For admission requirements click here.
  • Contact your advisor to discuss your course plan.
  • Register and complete courses.
  • Applying to Graduate. If you have taken required courses through the Non-degree Program and plan to use them to graduate, you must complete the Graduate Transfer of Credit Request prior to applying to graduate.
  • Individuals who have missed the deadline for submitting a complete graduate application and wish to begin taking courses may do so through the Non-degree Program. Note: There is a limited number of credits that can be taken in non-degree status and applied toward the Master’s program. A maximum of 12 credits can be transferred from the Non-degree Program to the IDT MEd Program. The application and deadline information for the Non-degree Program can be found at