Learning Design

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The Learning Design (LRND) graduate program is offered in BGSU's eCampus which means the program is offered in 8 week sessions and you will receive eCampus support along the way.

Masters of Education in Learning Design

The Learning Design Masters of Education is a rigorous and individualized professional degree program. We’re centered on career development for individuals who teach, design curricula, engage in evaluation and research for education in public schools, higher education, and for those in learning functions in business and industry. Our students focus on performance through:

  • Learning
  • Interactive instructional design
  • Learning theories & strategies
  • Developing learning systems
  • Leadership development
  • Evaluating learning solutions & interventions
  • Helping organizations adapt to continuous & sustainable change
  • Applied research skills
  • Leveraging adaptive & immersive learning technologies

Please visit the links above to explore our site. Get to know the Learning Design (LRND) alumni, view our challenging curricula and degree requirements, and explore the admissions process. Then, request additional information or apply online and take the next step to be better career!

Learning Design Fact Sheet

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Who Should Apply?

Our fully-online program makes the degree convenient and appropriate for candidates of any age or career position, from entry-level to those seeking career advancement or change.

Skills in the appropriate design and administration of learning are highly valued, and upon graduation from the Learning Design program, our students are ready to assume leadership roles in a variety of industries including Education, Business & Industry, Military, Government, and Healthcare.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the graduate degree, students in Learning Design are expected to be able to:

  • LO1: Compare and Contrast theoretical models and competing philosophical positions regarding the study of and/or leadership in technology and learning. 
  • LO2: Analyze organizational or educational problems with theoretical models and established needs assessment techniques. 
  • LO3: Create Instructional Design solutions that are appropriate for organizational or educational problems.  
  • LO4: Design and Conduct research that evaluates the effectiveness of learning programs. 

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Learning Design program will undergo its next Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2021-22.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Learning Design program does not lead to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)     

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Learning Design program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.