Students who want to create technology-based educational tools can enroll in an educational media design program. Most programs in this field are offered at the master's or the doctoral level.
Exceptional opportunities in educational media design can be found at the three universities highlighted below. Each of these schools was highly ranked on the 2016 U.S. News & World Report list of best graduate-level education schools.
Stanford University in Stanford, CA
|School Highlight: The Graduate School of Education offers various M.A. programs, as well as an option for students to design their own curriculum.|
As of 2016, Stanford University ranked #1 on the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Education Schools. The learning, design and technology (LDT) internship program includes coursework in learning theories and research methodology. Students also apply their knowledge to a final design project. An M.S. in LDT is also available. Stanford University also offers a doctoral program in Learning Sciences and Technology Design.
University of Texas - Austin, TX
|School Highlight: The College of Education at the University of Texas has five departments. Programs are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and certificates are also available.|
The learning technologies program offers Master of Arts, Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Ph.D. degrees. Students receive hands-on training in multimedia and instructional systems design and take courses in research and theory. The school was ranked #10 on the U.S. News & World Report list of the best graduate schools for education, as of 2016.
Harvard University in Cambridge, MA
|School Highlight: The school offers a Technology, Innovation and Education program.|
Harvard's graduate-level education program was tied for #2 on the U.S. News & World Report list in 2016. The Technology, Innovation and Education program focuses on building creative design, leadership and research skills. In addition, students complete up to two internships in the field; opportunities are available at Walden Media, the Boston Museum of Science and the MIT Media Lab, among others.
Top Educational Media Design Programs
Here are three more top universities with great educational media design offerings:
- At Indiana University - Bloomington, master's, doctoral and graduate certificate programs are available.
- At Michigan State University in East Lansing, students create an online portfolio in the final seminar class.
- The University of Georgia in Athens offers flexible scheduling and four interconnected areas of study.
Graduate-level educational media design programs challenge students to explore the use of technology in the classroom and design educational solutions. Some of the top-ranked graduate education schools in the country offer media design programs, and most offer internships or hands-on training.