Certificates in Educational Technology

To complete a Certificate program, you will complete 12 credit hours of course work. Each certificate includes 4 courses worth 3 credits each. In the LTLE 570 course you will create a portfolio to which you will add artifacts and reflections from each certificate course, as a key assessment.

All courses and course materials are currently delivered in English using the Canvas learning management system. Courses are offered entirely online, from 5:45pm-8:15pm ET/EST/EDT on weekdays.

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. 

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

For details on individual courses, visit the JMU Graduate Catalog.

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.

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

For details on individual courses, visit the JMU Graduate Catalog.

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.

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

For details on individual courses, visit the JMU Graduate Catalog.

Admission Requirements for the Certificate Programs

All criteria are considered when reviewing the candidates for admission. However, no one criterion will be the sole reason for lack of admission to the program. You should meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A professional resume
  • A two to three-page written statement (double spaced) describing your professional background, the educational issues that you would like to address in the masters program and your long-term professional goals
  • $45 Application fee

Should you not meet these requirements you may apply as a non-degree seeking student for up to two courses in the program of study. Acceptance requires permission of the program director and course instructor, in this case. If you earn a B or better in your first two courses in the program you may then apply to the M. Ed. or Certificate, and request that those credits transfer-in.

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