Refer to the College of Education’s FAQ for more details
The Learning Design and Leadership Graduate Certificate provides a transcriptable credential and prepares educators to understand technology and know how to use it in their classroom or workplace. Learn about emerging technologies and their implications on teaching and learning.
Learn more about our Certificate of Specialization and the difference between a certificate of specialization and a graduate certificate.
Application Information for the Graduate Certificate is different than the certificate of specialization process (learn about the differences here).
Graduate Certificate, 3 Courses (12 Credits)
1 Core LDL Course: EPOL 481: New Learning
2 Electives from the following list (see descriptions here)
- EPSY 408: Learning & Human Development with Educational Technologies
- EPOL 486: New Media & Learner Differences
- EPOL 534: Assessment for Learning
- EPSY 559: Advanced Learning Technology
- EPSY 560: Technology and Educational Change
- EPOL 580: Ubiquitous Learning
- EPOL 581: Knowledge, Learning & Pedagogy
- EPOL 582: New Media and Literacies
- EPOL 583: e-Learning Ecologies
LDL Certificate Paths
While there is a single LDL Graduate Certificate, the following table provides suggested courses based on your personal and career interests and goals. In addition to EPOL 481 (New Learning), consider the following LDL courses:
|Focus||Course 1*||Course 2||Course 3|
|Innovative Teaching and Learning||EPOL 481: New Learning (Core for EdM, EdD, PhD)||EPSY 408: Learning and Human Development with Educational Technologies (Core for EdM, EdD, PhD)||EPOL 534: Assessment in Learning (Core for EdD, PhD)|
|Technology Specialist||EPOL 481: New Learning (Core for EdM, EdD, PhD)||EPSY 559: Advanced Learning Technologies||EPSY 560: Technology and Educational Change|
|e-Learning||EPOL 481: New Learning (Core for EdM, EdD, PhD)||EPOL 583: eLearning Ecologies||EPOL 580: Ubiquitous Learning|
|New Literacies||EPOL 481: New Learning (Core for EdM, EdD, PhD)||EPOL 581: Learning and Pedagogy||EPOL 582: New Media and Literacies|
|Learner Diversity||EPOL 481: New Learning (Core for EdM, EdD, PhD)||EPSY 408: Learning and Human Development with Educational Technologies (Core for EdM, EdD, PhD)||EPOL 486: New Media and Learner Differences|
*while you can earn more than one Certificate, you can not apply the same course to more than one Certificate.
Transferring from the Graduate Certificate to a Degree-seeking Program
*Students enrolled in the certificate program are considered CERT students.
*The courses you take and the completed certificate will appear on your official transcript.
*If you have taken a course and/or completed the Graduate certificate program and later decide to apply to and are accepted into the Masters or Doctoral program, you can petition to have those courses applied towards your degree program.