Certificates in Educational Technology

Our online certificates are part of larger programs that align with the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) professional standards, as well as professional standards published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). 

All certificate courses are delivered entirely online in English from 5:45pm-8:15pm ET/EDT/EST on weekdays.

Application Requirements

To join the Educational Technology certificate program, complete a brief application (http://www.jmu.edu/outreach/apply.shtml#Set-1-A-certificate) through the JMU Outreach & Engagement office. (note: Do not apply to The Graduate School unless entering a master's degree). Send your official transcripts to Ms. Teresa Jennings at jennintl@jmu.edu, as evidence of having earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution. There is a one-time $45 application fee. Please note that students admitted to a certificate program must enroll in at least one course per year to remain active.

Educational Technology Certificate

If you want to develop a strong foundation in the field of Educational Technology, along with advanced skills for design and development, this is the certificate for you. You may also choose this certificate if you plan to eventually enroll in the M. Ed. in Educational Technology. You may also choose this certificate if you have not completed prior courses or have work experience in Ed Tech. 

The certificate includes 4 courses:

Summer 
EDUC 641: Learning Theory & Instructional Models

Fall 
LTLE 560: Foundations of Educational Technology
LTLE 570: Design & Development of Digital Media

Spring
LTLE 610: Principles of Instructional Design

eLearning Certificate

Apply to the eLearning Certificate if you want to develop the competencies to design, develop and evaluate effective eLearning instruction that supports how people learn. When you graduate, you will have experience in the design and development of multimedia and the creation of engaging online learning experiences.

The certificate includes 4 courses:

Summer 
EDUC 641: Learning Theory & Instructional Models

Fall 
LTLE 570: Design & Development of Digital Media

Spring
LTLE 610: Principles of Instructional Design

Summer
LTLE 650: eLearning Design

Educational Technology Leadership Certificate

Are you seeking a leadership position in the field of Educational Technology? If you are a graduate of this certificate, you will be able to apply the foundations of the discipline to the development of multimedia, professional development of adult learners in the workplace, and other aspects of educational technology management.

The certificate includes 4 courses:

Fall
LTLE 560: Foundations of Educational Technology
LTLE 570: Design & Development of Digital Media

Spring
LTLE 622: Professional Development in Educational Technology

Summer
LTLE 565: Educational Technology Management

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