Certificate in Educational Technology

To complete the Certificate program, you will earn 12 credit hours of course work. The 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. 

LTLE 560: Foundations of Educational Technology (3 cr.)
LTLE 570: Design & Development of Digital Media (3 cr.)

EDUC 641: Learning Theory & Instructional Models (3 cr.)
LTLE 610: Principles of Instructional Design (3 cr.)

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

Admission Requirements for the Certificate Program

All criteria are considered when reviewing the candidates for admission. You should meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university (requires official transcripts)
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • $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 as a non-degree seeking student requires permission of the program director and course instructor, in this case. If you earn a B or better in your first two courses as a non-degree seeking student, you may then apply to the M. Ed. or Certificate and request that those credits transfer-in.

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