Graduate Certificate: Instructional Learning Technology


Learn more about the graduate certificate in 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

Application Deadline:
Applications are accepted for the Fall, Spring and Summer terms and are reviewed on a rolling basis.

APPLY ONLINE to this certificate program.

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.

Other Requirements: 

  1. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all accredited institutions attended and/or from which credit was earned must be submitted.
  2. Those who wish to obtain Pennsylvania Instructional Technology Specialist Certification should submit a copy of a valid initial teacher certification from any state. 

Certificate Requirements

Number of Credits Required to Complete the Certificate: 15

Required Courses:

Core Courses
EDUC 5212Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in Education3
ILT 5499ILT: Instructional Technology and Learning3
ILT 5639Instructional Design and Development3
Select one from the following:3
Tech in Classrooms: TPCK
Technology, Teaching, and Learning
ILT 5287ILT: Practicum in Instructional Technology3
Total Credit Hours15

GPA Required to be Awarded the Certificate: 3.0 minimum


Certificate Program Web Address:

Department Information:

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:

Department Contacts:


Office of Enrollment Management