Graduate Certificate: Instructional Learning Technology
About the Certificate
Institutions across the nation require educators who understand and can effectively utilize technology in learning environments. The Instructional Learning Technology certificate program provides students with the expertise and competencies to implement learning strategies through the use of technology. The certificate program is designed for working professionals with diverse professional goals, including:
- Educators in public, charter, independent, parochial and other religiously affiliated institutions.
- Corporate and government trainers and adult educators.
- Faculty and instructional leaders in higher education.
By completing additional coursework to meet state certification requirements, students become eligible to apply for the Instructional Technology Specialist (K-12) certification.
Time Limit for Certificate Completion: 2 years
Campus Location: Online
Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The graduate certificate can be completed on a part-time basis.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Applications are accepted for the Fall, Spring and Summer terms and are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Letters of Reference:
Number Required: 2
From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained to provide insight regarding the applicant's academic competence. References from college/university faculty are recommended.
Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A bachelor's degree is required. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is expected.
International applicants should also submit an official document that validates completion and conferral of a degree, diploma and/or certificate. While not required, international applicants are encouraged to submit transcript(s) to the World Education Services (WES) for evaluation.
Statement of Goals: Write a 500-1,000-word statement of purpose outlining your interest in seeking a graduate certificate with a specific focus on the career to which you aspire, your interests, and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.
Standardized Test Scores:
Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution where the language of instruction was other than English, with the exception of those who subsequently earned a master’s degree at a U.S. institution, must report scores for a standardized test of English that meet these minimums:
- TOEFL iBT: 79
- IELTS Academic: 6.5
- PTE Academic: 53
Resume: Current resume required.
- Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all accredited institutions attended and/or from which credit was earned must be submitted.
- Those who wish to obtain Pennsylvania Instructional Technology Specialist Certification should submit a copy of a valid initial teacher certification from any state.
Number of Credits Required to Complete the Certificate: 15
|EDUC 5212||Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in Education||3|
|ILT 5499||ILT: Instructional Technology and Learning||3|
|ILT 5639||Instructional Design and Development||3|
|Select one from the following:||3|
|Tech in Classrooms: TPCK|
|Technology, Teaching, and Learning|
|ILT 5287||ILT: Practicum in Instructional Technology||3|
|Total Credit Hours||15|
GPA Required to be Awarded the Certificate: 3.0 minimum
Certificate Program Web Address:
Dept. of Teaching and Learning
College of Education and Human Development
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091
Submission Address for Application Materials:
Office of Enrollment Management