The Masters in Learning Technologies professional degree prepares digital educators to design and facilitate inclusive online and blended learning environments for K-12 students, adult learners, and life-long learning in a variety of contexts. Students of all varieties need to be able to thrive, advance, and contribute in an interconnected and constantly changing society. Educators interested in meeting these needs will gain the digital age skills and pedagogical strategies in order to be successful in the many roles they play as teachers and learners. In addition, digital educators prepared in this program will be able to leverage the technologies available to them in order to succeed in the rapidly changing 21st century classroom. Program participants intending to support educational technology in higher education, non-profit, or corporate learning environments will be prepared to provide personalized digital learning for a variety of learners and contexts.
As companions in learning, faculty and students are committed to global Christian service through excellence in teaching and learning using learning technologies.
Graduates of the Andrews University Learning Technologies program may serve as classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, teacher educators, educational/instructional technology specialists, directors of digital learning, instructional technology consultants, and researchers.
30 credits for students with a Bachelor in education or equivalent degree. Up to 15 credit hours of prerequisites depending on undergraduate degree and educational technology courses taken. Can typically be completed by a full-time student needing no prerequisites in 1 full year.
See the Graduate Academic Policies for transferring credits earned at Andrews prior to acceptance to the program or credits earned at other institutions.
After we receive your unofficial or official transcripts, we can determine how many prerequisites you need to take (if any), and if you any of your graduate credits can transfer into the program.
This program is offered in an interactive online format. Some courses are fully asynchronous with teacher interaction and weekly deadlines; others offered in the evenings via synchronous sessions with significant teacher and peer interaction. This online degree does not require any on-campus time.
Descriptions of courses can be found in the Andrews Univeristy Bulletin.
Admission decisions are based on the overall profile of each applicant. The applicant profile consists of information that indicates personal “fit” with the Learning Technologies program and potential for success in the program. The LT Program accepts applications on a rolling basis, with students being able to begin their course of study during any semester. In addition to application materials required of all graduate school applicants, the following items are of particular importance:
Please consult the Graduate Programs Admission section of the bulletin for complete information regarding admissions requirements.
****Students are admitted to start the program three times a year (fall, spring, & summer). Please begin a graduate application with our admissions office.****
Need help? Contact Heidi James, Program Advisor
269-471-3482 or 1-800-471-6210 option 1
Janine Lim, PhD, currently serves as associate dean for online higher education in the School of Distance Education at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, MI. She is also Professor of Educational Technology in the School of Education. She and her team support over 200 online courses, provide training for faculty teaching online, and work with the campus infrastructure support of online learning. Her department also provides educational technology and Moodle support for faculty and students. In addition, Janine is responsible for the faculty and courses of the Consortium of Adventist Colleges and Universities. Janine has taught over 15 unique graduate educational technology classes online numerous times over the past 15 years, with some classes attracting participants from all over the world. Her undergraduate teaching includes social media courses for communication and digital media majors. Janine has served on the board of the United States Distance Learning Association since April 2015.
Prior to her work at Andrews University, Janine coordinated distance education for 22 K12 school districts in southwest Michigan for 14 years. In that position, as one of the co-founders of TWICE, Michigan’s K12 Videoconferencing Organization, Janine has spearheaded popular international K12 videoconference projects such as Read Around the Planet and MysteryQuest. While still serving on the board of TWICE, she was instrumental in designing and implementing the CAPspace website for collaborative videoconference projects. Janine also served on a team of Michigan educational technology trainers providing a workshop called ATA Technology Academy.