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Learning Design & Leadership

Doctor of Education

Learning Design & Leadership

Learning Design & Leadership (LDL) provides educators and training/learning development professionals the opportunity to learn how to create more engaging learning environments by integrating new media technologies. Students in this program will earn a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership with a concentration in Learning Design and Leadership.

Typical Plan of Study (minimum 64 hours)

4 Required Courses

16 hours

2 Electives from outside the LDL program area

8 hours

Search courses.illinois.edu for a list of available courses. Courses chosen in consultation with your advisor.

Research Methods Required Course

4 hours

1 Research Methods Elective

4 hours

See http://catalog.illinois.edu/courses-of-instruction/eram/ for a list of approved research methods courses. Note that ERAM 557 does not count as a research methods elective for LDL students

1 Additional Required Research Methods Course

4 hours

Dissertation Proposal Preparation

4 hours

Thesis Research

4 - 16 hours

Program Cost 

To determine program cost, use the Cost Calculator.  Please note that online students should reference the tuition cost only, there are no additional fees for online. 

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