The mission of Georgetown University’s Master’s in Learning and Design is to give our students a deep foundation in the tools and theory of learning design, technology innovation, learning analytics, and higher education leadership, a foundation on which they can create engaging and innovative learning experiences for all students.
The landscape of higher education is complex and continually changing, posing challenges to what it means to be an effective teacher and successful student learner. The program was built from the ground up to give students a broad conceptual foundation in the theories of learning and teaching coupled with real world experience in faculty development, educational technology, and instructional design.
The program is stewarded by Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), and has the distinction of being the first degree program in Learning and Design to have started in a Center for Teaching Excellence and Technology Innovation. Through design projects and mentorships, students will learn from the Center’s 17 years of experience working with faculty, departments, and students to respond to the challenges facing higher education and student success.
MLD offers focused
program tracks in
- Learning Design
- Technology Innovation
- Learning Analytics
- Higher Ed Leadership
Values that inform
- Inclusion and Equity
- Cultural Competency
A Diverse Curriculum For Deep Engagement
The complexity of higher education’s dynamic environment requires a breadth of knowledge across all the issues of learning and design. With that in mind, the Master of Arts in Learning and Design offers a diverse core curriculum as well as several tracks for more focused engagement.
Our curriculum balances theory with practice, empowering students with opportunities to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world teaching and learning scenarios.
World Class Faculty and Practitioners
Students in the MLD program can expect to be taught by some of the world’s most renowned thought leaders and practitioners in learning and design.
They are researchers and practitioners in a variety of disciplines and have been recognized for contributions in areas such as the scholarship of teaching and learning, faculty development, curriculum design, cognitive processes, instructional design, technology-enhanced learning, learning analytics, and online learning.
“What excites me about this program is that it puts together several really key dimensions that are necessary to reimagine higher education. ”
Careers for the Future of Higher Education
Due to higher education’s changing landscape, there is an increasing demand for innovative professionals, who can challenge long-standing teaching practices and transform education into experiences that motivate life-long success in learning.
Learn more about our mission and what makes MLD unique, from program director, Eddie Maloney
“Students will engage in innovative opportunities that marry theory with experience.”