Graduate Degree

Learning Experience Design - Master of Arts

Learning Experience Design - Master of Arts
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Master of Arts
College of Education
Counseling, Educ Psych, and Special Education

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Education

Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education

Graduate Study
Learning Experience Design - Master of Arts

The Master of Arts in Learning Experience Design prepares graduates in human-centered, instructional, and learning experience design who are well-versed in designing learning experiences based on their knowledge of educational psychology, theories of teaching and learning, rich pedagogical knowledge, accessible and inclusive learning design, social and ethical implications of technologies, project management, versatility in platforms and technologies, and creative design and solutions. Graduates will be positioned to create accessible and inclusive learning experiences and environments, evaluate leading design principles and frameworks, assess learning platforms and technologies for accessibility, generate creative designs and learning solutions, develop strategies to support a team’s productivity, and engage in continuous improvement and project management.

This program is not accredited by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board and is not recognized for initial, additional, or renewal of certification or salary enhancement (rank change) for K-12 educators in Kentucky.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Education, students must meet the requirements specified below.


For admission to the master's degree program in learning experience design on regular status, the student must:
  1. submit both departmental and university application forms with responses to both personal and academic statement questions.
  2. submit a CV/resume.
  3. submit official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended.
  4. submit letters of recommendation from professional references.
Applications for admission to the program are reviewed by the learning experience design faculty who evaluate applicants for indications of a high probability of success. Such
indications include a high level of academic performance, experience or interest in the field, and consistency of professional goals with the objectives of the program. Factors
also considered are:
  1. have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
  2. have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or higher in your undergraduate degree.
  3. have a minimum TOEFL score of 80 if you are a first-language speaker of a language other than English.
  4. applying from a state where degrees from Michigan State University are recognized.
Students who do not meet the requirements for admission to the program on regular status may be admitted on a provisional basis to remove deficiencies. Collateral course
work will not count towards the requirements for the degree.

Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree in Learning Experience Design

The Master of Arts degree in Learning Experience Design is available only online and under Plan B (without thesis). A total of 30 credits are required for the degree.

Students must complete the following:
CEP 800 Psychology of Learning in School and Other Settings 3
CEP 807 Capstone Seminar 3
CEP 813 Electronic Assessment for Teaching and Learning 3
CEP 820 Teaching and Learning Online 3
CEP 822 Approaches to Educational Research 3
CEP 856 Learning Design Leadership 3
CEP 857 Current Topics and Trends in Learning Design 3
CEP 858 Upskilling in Learning Design 3
EAD 861 Adult Learning 3
UX 835 Accessibility and Design 3