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Our program is dedicated to training and inspiring a new generation of leaders in higher ed.

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.

Emerging Issues and Careers in the Field

Depending on their concentration, MLD graduates can feel prepared to navigate and respond to today’s emerging teaching and learning issues in higher education. Students may find themselves working in areas such as faculty development; digital and information literacies; accessibility and universal design for learning; online and blended teaching and learning; emerging technologies; and adaptive teaching and learning.

Our program equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to pursue careers in a number of these areas, as well as high-demand fields, such as:

  • Instructional Design
  • Learning Analytics
  • Academic Asessment
  • Online Program Development
  • Higher Education Leadership and Administration

To learn more about key issues in the field, read the Learning Initiative Key Issues in Teaching and Learning 2017 by Educause.

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New Higher Ed Jobs Expected By 2024

  • 15,200 Post-Secondary
    Education Administrators
  • 1,000 Operations Research
  • 3,100 Instructional

Washington, D.C. and Maryland have the highest concentrations of instructional designers and postsecondary education administrators per capita in the nation.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics