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Learning, Design and Technology (LDT)
Student must complete at least 45 units at Stanford to receive the Master's degree in LDT. The following constraints are placed on those 45 units:
- All courses must be at or above the 100 level – courses numbered below 100 do not count toward the MA degree.
- At least 23 units must be at or above the 200 level (EDUC 180 or 190 count toward this requirement).
- At least 27 units must be from courses offered by the Graduate School of Education (EDUC units).
- At least 15 units must be taken for a letter grade (as opposed to Credit/No Credit).
- A 3.0 GPA must be maintained for all courses applied to the master's degree.
- All students must enroll in a minimum of 8 units during Autumn, Winter and Spring Quarters, and cannot exceed 18 units in any quarter.
- LDT students are required to register for exactly 6 units in the Summer quarter. The remaining 39 units need to be completed in Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters.
- English for Foreign Students (EFSLANG 600 level) and Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (ATHLETIC) courses cannot be applied towards the master's degree.
- See the “Coterminal Degree” section for unit requirements applying to students admitted through the coterminal degree program.
- See the Stanford Center for Professional Development website for requirements applying to students admitted through the Honors Cooperative Program (HCP)
Note: All course information is subject to change.
Please consult ExploreCourses and Axess for final course offerings.
|EDUC 229A||LDT Seminar (1 unit)|
|EDUC 229B||LDT Seminar (1 unit)|
|EDUC 229C||LDT Seminar (1 unit)|
|EDUC 229D||LDT Seminar (2-5 units)|
Evaluation and Research Methods Requirement
At least one course about evaluation and research methods used in Education. Pre-approved courses are listed below (3 units minimum).
Design Process Requirement
At least one course in which students learn and apply a user-centered design process. Pre-approved courses are listed below (3 units minimum).
Two courses minimum. At least one course must cover theories of learning. Pre-approved courses are listed below (6 units minimum). Students are highly encouraged to take more than two of these courses.
Design of Learning Experiences Requirement
At least two courses applying user-centered design to a learning problem. Pre-approved courses are listed below (6 units minimum). Students are highly encouraged to take more than two of these courses.
|EDUC 215X||LDT Internship Workshop (1-3 units per quarter)|
Students must register for a minimum of one unit of LDT Internship Workshop for at least two quarters during the year, three are encouraged. A maximum of 9 internship units are accepted for the MA degree.
Students may take electives from any department at Stanford, with advisor's approval. Also, students are encouraged to undertake Directed Reading, EDUC 180, on a topic of special interest to them.
ePortfolio and Master's Project:
The ePortfolio consists of substantial works done during the year, together with a reflection on the work. The Master's Project consists of a design project conceived and developed by the student. The project proposal and reports will include a description and analysis of the learning problem, the theoretical approach used to address it, the design proposal, prototypes, and learning assessments. The Master's Project must be approved by the student's advisor by the end of winter quarter and presented to the public late in the summer. Both the ePortfolio and Master's Project Report are due at the end of summer quarter.
2015-2016 List of Pre-Approved Courses
Evaluation & Research Methods Courses (Choose at least one):
|EDUC 200A||Introduction to Data Analysis and Interpretation (4 units)|
|EDUC 200B†||Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods (4 units)|
† LDT students have first enrollment priority in EDUC 200B in Autumn quarter and third enrollment priority in Winter quarter.
Design Process Courses (One course required; 3 units minimum):
|CS 147||Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction Design (3-4 units)|
|CS 247||Human-Computer Interaction Design Studio (3-4 units)|
|CS 377*||Topics in Human-Computer Interaction (2-3 units)|
|ME 277||Graduate Design Research Techniques (3-4 units)|
|ME 377||Design Thinking Studio: Experiences in Innovation and Design (3-4 units)|
|* Any course with the CS 377 prefix (i.e. CS 377D) may count towards the Design Processes requirement
**Any full d.school course may be used to count towards the Design Processes requirement (by petition)
***Any "Design of Learning Experiences" course (listed below) can instead be used to count towards the Design Processes requirement
Learning Courses (Two courses required; 6 units minimum. At least one must be a theory course.):
|EDUC 328||Topics in Learning and Technology: Core Mechanics for Learning (3 units)|
|EDUC 333A||Understanding Learning Environments (3 units)|
|EDUC 258||Literacy Development and Instruction (3-5 units)|
|EDUC 280||Learning & Teaching of Science (3 units)|
|EDUC 297||Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (3-4 units)|
|EDUC 318||The Discourses of Teaching Reading (3-5 units)|
|EDUC 329||Seminar on Teacher Professional Development (1-4 units)|
|EDUC 357||Science and Environmental Education in Informal Contexts (3-4 units)|
|EDUC 366||Learning in Formal and Informal Environments (3 units)|
Design of Learning Experiences Courses (Two courses required; 6 units minimum):
|EDUC 208B||Curriculum Construction (3-4 units)|
|EDUC 226||Curating Experience: Representation In and Beyond Museums (4 units)|
|EDUC 236 (with EDUC 211)||Beyond Bits and Atoms: Designing Technological Tools (3-5 units) with Beyond Bits and Atoms: Lab (1-3 units)|
|EDUC 239||Educating Young STEM Thinkers (3-5 units)|
|EDUC 281||Technology for Learners (3 units)|
|EDUC 303||Designing Learning Spaces (3-4 units)|
|EDUC 342||Child Development and New Technologies (3 units)|
|EDUC 391||Engineering Education and Online Learning (3 units)|
|EDUC 100A-C||EAST House Seminar: Current Issues and Debates in Education (1-2 units)|
|EDUC 213||Introduction to Teaching (3-4 units)|
|EDUC 218||Topics in Cognition and Learning: Executive Function (3 units)|
|EDUC 249||Theory and Issues in the Study of Bilingualism (3-5 units)|
|EDUC 256||Psychological and Educational Resilience Among Children and Youth (4 units)|
|EDUC 266||Educational Neuroscience (3 units)|
|EDUC 365||Social, Emotional, and Personality Development (3 units)|
|EDUC 367||Cultural Psychology (3-5 units)|
|EDUC 368||Cognitive Development in Childhood and Adolescence (3-4 units)|
|EDUC 371||Social Psychology and Social Change (2-3 units)|
|COMM 282||Social Media Issues (4-5 units)|