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Learning, Design and Technology (LDT)
Student must take 45 units at Stanford to receive the LDT Master's degree. 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.
- 23 units – or half of the total minimum 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 GSE (EDUC units).
- 15 units (one-third of total minimum units) must be for a letter grade.
- A 3.0 GPA must be maintained for all courses applied to the master's degree.
- All students must be enrolled in a minimum of 8 units during Autumn, Winter and Spring 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 “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 Processes 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)|
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.
Portfolio and Major Project:
The Portfolio consists of substantial works in all media done during the year, together with a reflection on the work, which is to be submitted to the Program Director. The Major Project consists of a design project directed and managed by the student. Project reports include an appropriate definition of the learning problem, an analysis of the problem, the theoretical background, the design proposal, preliminary and final designs, and reports of design studies, reviews and learner assessments. Both the Portfolio and Major Project are due summer quarter. The Major Project must be approved by the student’s advisor by the end of spring quarter and presented to the public late in the summer. Final Major Projects will be reviewed by the advisor and Program Director.
2014-2015 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 Processes 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)|
|EDUC 302||Behavior Design: Connecting People to Nature (3 units)|
|ENGR 210||Perspectives in Assistive Technology (1-3 units)|
|ME 277||Graduate Design Research Techniques (3-4 units)|
|ME 375A||StoryViz: Communication Redesigned (2-3 units)|
|ME 377||Design Thinking Bootcamp: 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.):
Theories of Learning
|EDUC 328||Topics in Learning and Technology: Core Mechanics for Learning (3 units)|
|EDUC 333A||Understanding Learning Environments (3 units)|
Learning in the Disciplines
|EDUC 258||Literacy Development and Instruction (3-5 units)|
|EDUC 280X||Learning & Teaching of Science (3 units)|
|EDUC 297||Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (3-4 units)|
|EDUC 318X||The Discourses of Teaching Reading (3-5 units)|
|EDUC 330X||Teaching English Language Learners: Issues in Policy, Leadership, and Instruction (3-4 units)|
|EDUC 357||Science and Environmental Education in Informal Contexts (3-4 units)|
|EDUC 366X||Learning in Formal and Informal Environments (3 units)|
|ANES 204||Medical Education in the New Millenium: Innovation and Digital Disruption (1-2 units)|
|CS 298||Seminar on Teaching Introductory Computer Science (1 unit)|
Design of Learning Experiences Courses (Two courses required; 6 units minimum):
|EDUC 208B||Curriculum Construction (3-4 units)|
|EDUC 226X||Curating Experience: Representation In and Beyond Museums (4 units)|
|EDUC 236X||Beyond Bits and Atoms: Designing Technological Tools (3-4 units)|
|EDUC 239X||Educating Young STEM Thinkers (3-5 units)|
|EDUC 281X||Technology for Learners (3 units)|
|EDUC 303X||Designing Learning Spaces (3-4 units)|
|EDUC 342||Child Development and New Technologies (3 units)|
|EDUC 358X||Learning, Sharing, Publishing, and Intellectual Property (1-4 units)|
|EDUC 391X||Engineering Education and Online Learning (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 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 371X||Social Psychology and Social Change (2-3 units)|
|COMM 282||Social Media Issues (4-5 units)|