Learning Technologies Graduate Degree

M.Ed. In Learning Technologies

National Louis University's Master of Education in Learning Technologies prepares K-12 educators seeking to build capacity and collaboration on the use of learning technologies and instructional design within the classroom. Students can choose from two majors: Instruction for Educators or Instructional Design Coach.

Consider getting your graduate degree in Learning Technologies at National Louis University (NLU) if you:

  • Are an educator looking to transform teaching and learning in your educational context via innovative applications of research informed learning technologies and instructional design
  • Want to learn how to apply Learning Technologies in a safe and supportive community of 'Connected Educators'
  • Would you like to Improve learning outcomes by engaging and exciting your students through technology-rich, personalized learning environments
  • Desire to become an Instructional Design Coach interested in 'turbo-charging' the use of digital tools, learning activities and environments in educational settings
  • Want to lead professional learning communities solving problems of instructional practice and evaluating the impact of Learning Technologies in your context
  • Wish to connect with a community of 'Connected Coaches' exploring the effective use of emerging technologies

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This program is designed for K-12 educators seeking to build capacity in the use of learning technologies and instructional design within the classroom. Candidates in this program are not eligible to apply for the Illinois Technology Specialist Endorsement.

As an educator you will learn how to:

  • Use technology to create fun environments to support Common Core Standards
  • Apply research-informed instructional design and technology based pedagogies
  • Leverage learning technologies for improving learning outcomes

This program is designed for K-12 educators seeking to build capacity to collaborate with and coach educators in learning technologies and instructional design. Candidates in this program are eligible to apply for the Illinois Technology Specialist Endorsement.

As an instructional design coach you will learn how to:

  • Use research-based adult-learning theories and deliver effective professional development
  • Apply best practices for coaching educators
  • Lead strategic planning and the evaluation of the effectiveness of technology enhanced innovations

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that between 2014 and 2024 the number of instructional coordinators, including those who specialize in technology, will grow by 7 percent. Technology specialists and instructional coordinators find ways to use technology to enhance student learning and monitor the introduction of new technology into a school's curriculum.

NLU is a thought leader in the innovative use of emerging Learning Technologies. The Learning Technologies faculty are consistently engaged in collaborative inquiry with local schools to implement, research and evaluate the use of instructional technologies, the achievement of technology standards and preparation of learners for future careers and contexts. The Learning Technologies program is offered in an 8 term online model with blended supports to meet the needs of working educators.

NLU has a long-standing reputation for its educator preparation programs. It is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Since 1886, we've professionally developed thousands of educators, principals and superintendents. With a living alumni base of 65,000, our alumni are local and national leaders in the field of Learning Technologies and serve as an excellent resource for candidates seeking career advice and/or information about latest job openings in their area.

Students must pass the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) or ISBE approved alternative* and NLU offers various options to help you get ready. This includes three-week courses that feature a personalized learning plan and are designed to develop competencies necessary to pass the TAP. Register today!

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*or have passed the TAP or Illinois Test of Basic Skills for a previous certificate or Professional Educator License

100% Online

NLU's Master of Education in Learning Technologies is offered 100% online, connecting Illinois and Florida residents to a diverse community of students from across the nation.

For more information about enrolling at any of our locations including Florida, connect with an Enrollment Specialist or Apply for Free today.

All applicants must meet NLU's general admission requirements as well as additional requirements specific to this program. Refer to the appropriate application checklist available online at nl.edu/applyonline.

Get more information today about enrolling in in one of NLU's degree programs. Connect with an Enrollment Specialist or call 888.NLU.TODAY (888-658-8632).

Please note: The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) may change the state licensure and endorsement requirements at any time and without prior notice. Teacher candidates will be bound by the requirements in place when applying for licensure, not by the licensure requirements in place when beginning their program. That is, the state may specify that a new regulation is immediately applicable to all candidates with no provisions made for candidates who began their work on licensure under different regulations.

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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