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Learning Design and Technology Graduate Certificate

Learn to create and implement effective learning experiences on digital platforms.

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    Online and On Campus Options

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What You'll Learn

Through the Learning Design and Technology Certificate, you will gain the skills you need to develop or enhance a career in K–12 education, higher education, corporate training, nonprofit education, museums, or related organizations.

You will build knowledge of:

  • Foundational instructional design theories, frameworks, and application-to-develop learning experiences for digital platforms, including project-planning, content expertise, communication, writing, and technology.
  • Pertinent technology, programs, and methods, including interactive media, video, editing, digital design, and digital narrative.
  • Focused topic areas like website development, web programming, and content management systems site development.

Certificate Courses

The professional graduate certificate in Learning Design and Technology requires four courses:

  • Foundations course (choose one course from select group)
  • Technology for Education course (choose one course from select group)
  • Elective course (choose one course from select group)
  • Application of knowledge and skills course (choose one course from select group; this is your final certificate course)

Search for Courses

You can browse courses by term — fall, spring, or summer — in the DCE Course Search & Registration platform.

Upcoming Term: Summer 2024

Summer course registration is open through June 20. Learn more about how to register

Fall 2024 courses and registration details will be live in June.

Earning Your Certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete the four certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and the process of requesting your certificate.


Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2023–24 rate) $3,220 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $12,880