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.
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.
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 (2022–23 rate)||$3,100 per 4-credit course ($775 per credit)|
|Average Tuition of Peer Institutions||$5,476 per course|
|Average Total Cost||$12,400|