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About the Programs

Our 12-credit hour Learning Design and Technology Graduate Certificates include Educational Technology and our specialized eLearning certificate. They will provide you with a strong foundation to enter the field, including advanced skills for designing and developing software, hardware, and processes.  

These certificates are appropriate for those without educational or professional experience in Learning Design and Technology but who have an interest in instructional design, learning, and access through the integration of technology as well as those looking to pursue an M.Ed. with a concentration in Learning Design and Technology in the future.

James Madison University is in the process of discontinuing the eLearning Certificate program; therefore, this program may not be available for new students after summer 2024. If you are interested in the eLearning Graduate Certificate, please consider our Educational Technology Certificate which has many similarities.

Program Benefits

  • These programs are offered entirely online. 
  • Courses are held between 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. on weekdays. 
  • As an online student, you have access to supplemental resources, including a robust online library, digital media archives, software training, and more. 

Admission Requirements 

You must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher

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 from the program director and course instructor. 

If you earn a B or better in your first two courses as a non-degree-seeking student, you may then apply to and transfer any applicable credits to our certificate or master’s programs. 

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