Purdue University offers a strong foundation of tradition and history, an environment of intellectual curiosity and discovery, and a supportive, student-centered approach to learning. Founded in 1869 as a land-grant school, the University is known today for its prolific faculty as well as a record of distinguished research and achievement in aerospace, engineering, technology, science, and math. Our goal is to educate and develop men and women of personal integrity and scholarly excellence.
The staff and faculty at Purdue bring the same commitment to discovery and learning that is present on the University's campuses, with rigorous, intellectually stimulating course work and personal support to help students succeed.
Semesters beginning in August and January, Summer Session beginning in May
Purdue University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413
The programs offered by Purdue University's College of Education are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
- In 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked Purdue 23rd among all public universities.
- In 2011, Academic Ranking of World Universities placed Purdue 61st, up from 69th last year.
- In 2011, QS World University Rankings placed Purdue 85th, up from 87th in last year’s survey.
Purdue’s engineering and technology programs are ranked 31st among universities around the world.
- In 2011, SmartMoney magazine ranked Purdue 7th nationally in its college “payback” survey, which
quantifies the long-term value of a college education.
- In 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked several of Purdue’s graduate programs very highly, including College of Engineering at 11th, College of Education at 43rd, Krannert School of Management at 49th and School of Nursing at 50th.
- In 2010 The Wall Street Journal reported that, in a survey of corporate recruiters, the University was
ranked fourth in the country among the most effective in preparing students for the workforce.
- Professionals in the field of learning design and technology design, develop, evaluate, and implement instruction in a variety of settings and fields, including K-12 and higher education, corporate training and development, health care and the military. Instructional methods are often but not necessarily computer-based and can be applied across any field where training and development occur, offering career flexibility.
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of instructional coordinators, curriculum specialists, and personnel development specialists is estimated to grow 23 percent from 2008 to 2018, in part to meet the needs of our rapidly changing society*.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, accessed 12/7/2010, http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos269.htm
Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology
- The curriculum of the master's degree in learning design and technology includes cutting-edge learning theory, educational technology, and instructional development to give students a strong foundation in this exciting and developing field. The online program covers concepts in instructional design and technology that can be adapted to the training needs of any environment. Students will learn how to integrate pedagogy and technology for maximum learning impact while using their own professional experience to put theory into action. Career opportunities exist anywhere that people need to be taught and trained, but are particularly numerous in K-12 and higher education, corporate training and development settings, health care and the military.
Curriculum and Academic Environment
- The online MS in Education in Learning Design at Purdue University requires a total of 33 credit hours, including 27 credit hours of required courses and six credit hours of electives. Features of the curriculum include:
- Classes in learning theory, educational technology, and instructional development to give you a strong foundation in this exciting and developing field
- Guidance on how to effectively integrate learning technology into instructional materials
- An introduction to the principles of instructional design and how to use them to create effective and efficient training and support materials
- Coursework encourages you to use your own professional experience to put theory into action
- Coursework that is completely online—arrange your studies around your personal and professional schedule
Information for Military Students and Their Dependents
The Purdue University community is grateful for the hard work and sacrifice of our nation's men and women in the military services. Our online programs are ideal for service members and their family members stationed overseas, and for veterans interested in building up their skills in preparation for re-entering the civilian workforce and the next phase of their lives.
Purdue University offers benefits to service members through the GI Bill, the Post 9/11 GI Bill, and the Yellow Ribbon Program. Benefits may also be available to the children of disabled veterans or those deceased due to service-related injuries.