Program Overview

The Learning, Design and Technology graduate certificate is a 15 - 18 credit hour graduate level program that prepares instructional design professionals to create, analyze, use, integrate, implement, assess, evaluate and manage instructional and performance solutions.

The Learning, Design and Technology program recently received its second Quality Matters (QM) program certification, becoming recognized in both Online Learner Success and Online Program Design. These two Quality Matters certifications are a testament to the design and delivery of quality online program content in this degree.

The Learning, Design and Technology graduate certificate has three concentrations: Online Learning and Teaching, School Specialist and Training and Development.

Who would benefit from this program?

  • School Specialist Concentration (18 hours): This concentration is for those who work in the P-12 system and who already hold either an “A” or “G” level teaching license from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) (or from another state). School system personnel who currently hold a valid “A” or “M” level teaching license and are eligible for the Special Endorsement in Computer Education (079). 18 credit hours are required by NCDPI to receive licensure endorsement
  • Training and Development Concentration (15 hours): This concentration is for the instructional technology personnel who wish to do training and development in corporate, higher education, government and military
  • Online Learning and Teaching Concentration (15 hours): This concentration is for those interested in designing, developing, or managing online learning and teaching

What can I expect to learn in this program?

  • The program develops professionals who are grounded in instructional technology foundations, principles, theories, applications, and current trends and provides opportunities for students to integrate different forms of technology to enhance teaching and learning