Career Building & Employment Prospects

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.

Career Opportunities

The Master of Arts in Learning & Design program equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to pursue careers in a number of high-demand fields, such as:

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

Emerging Issues 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, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Faculty Development
  • Digital and Informational Literacies
  • Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning
  • Online & Blended Teaching and Learning
  • Working with Emerging Technology
  • Adaptive Teaching and Learning

(Compiled from Educause Learning Initiative Key Issues in Teaching and Learning 2017)

Higher Education Careers: By the Numbers

EXPECTED NEW JOBS BY 2024

15,200

postsecondary education administrators

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1,000

operations
research analysts

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3,100

instructional
coordinators

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

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Washington, D.C. has the highest concentration of postsecondary education administrators per capita in the nation

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LEARN MORE ABOUT INDUSTRY TRENDS

Trends
Report 2016

The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Occupational Outlook Handbook

Bureau of Labor Statistics

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The Quest for Instructional Designers

Inside Higher Ed

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Online Education: A Catalyst for Higher Education Reforms

MIT

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