The new Master of Arts in Universal Design for eLearning is
a project-based program that prepares students for
careers in online and hybrid education and training
fields. There is a fast-growing need for teachers, trainers,
and instructional designers well versed in universal and
inclusive learning design considerations that meet the needs of
all learners in digital spaces. With the recent shift in
educational modalities, it is imperative that educators improve
the design of online and hybrid learning spaces to reach every
This program was developed to meet the growing need in our
schools and community for accessible and effective pedagogy in
the ever-increasingly important realm of e-Learning.
Can be completed in one year
Designed for students who want to advocate for diversity,
equity, and inclusion in course design
Learn ways to remove barriers to increase access to
instructional materials, technology, support services, and
The program includes degree opportunities for educators, learning
designers, instructional coordinators, trainers, and technology
specialists. Students will be prepared for a career as
Instructional Designers, Instructional Specialists, and leaders
in Universal Design for Learning in online, on-ground and hybrid
Admission as a classified graduate student requires:
a baccalaureate degree;
a minimum 2.5 GPA in the last 60 units;
an intermediate level of educational technology knowledge and
A successful interview with faculty and/or academic
Each course is designed to provide options and choices in various
contexts. It will incorporate social learning and provide
students with the opportunity to contribute, collaborate, and
challenge their thoughts. Course work will present real-life,
authentic connections that make the information relevant to
students’ lived experiences.
The coursework is project-oriented and will consist of
field-based work. The Culminating Experience (Project) will
consist of an ePortfolio where students will add equity and/or
technology-based artifacts they developed in each course
throughout the program.
The program cost is $495 per unit or $1,485 per course.
Total program cost is $11,880 (for 24 units). However, if
you don’t have 6 transferable units from BTSA/Induction and/or
other approved electives, you will need to take 2 additional
electives (6 units), which would be an additional
$2,970. You can pay for each course as you enroll.
Application fees include the $70 non-refundable university
application fee paid online through CSU Apply, and a $50
departmental fee which is paid upon formal admission to the
program. Admitted students will be given instructions for
how to pay the $50 departmental fee.
Note: At Sacramento State, we strive to offer the highest quality
educational programs at an affordable cost. While the
course fees for graduate programs have remained constant for 5
years, fees may likely increase in Fall 2024 in order to continue
providing the highest quality program.