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Certificate in Learning, Design, and Technology (Undergraduate)

Open to undergraduate students in all degree programs, the Certificate in Learning, Design, and Technology is designed to promote a more thoughtful and systematic view of the role of educational technology in P-12, higher education, and corporate learning environments.

Coursework includes the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of technology-based products. The sequence of courses provides a comprehensive analysis of educational technologies while providing students with opportunities to work in collaborative environments such as schools and other organizations to implement education products.

This certificate includes an experiential learning option.

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Highlights

  • Opportunities for service-learning
  • Meets experiential learning requirement
  • Pairs well with any undergraduate major
  • Build a toolkit for future classrooms, to better meet the needs of all learners
  • Learning, design, and technology is interdisciplinary

Curriculum

This certificate requires 15 credit hours. Along with gaining practical and developmental knowledge of learning, design, and educational technology in P-12, higher education, and corporate settings, you will also engage in service to the community by working with practitioners to solve real-world problems.

Choose from courses that support:

  • Teaching and learning with educational technology
  • Teaching and learning with assistive and learning technologies
  • Creating learning environments that support universal design for learning
  • Mentoring P-12 students in maker education
  • Developing products that support innovation in the workplace

The program of study includes four 3-credit-hour EDIT courses and one 3-credit-hour course from a program outside Learning, Design, and Technology that emphasizes these practices (as determined by the certificate coordinator).

  • EDIT 2000/2000E (Introduction to Computers for Teachers)
  • EDIT 4000/4000S (Special Problems in Instructional Technology)
  • EDIT 4020/4020E (Technology for Innovation in the Workplace)
  • EDIT 4100S (Mentoring K12 Students Through Technology)
  • EDIT 4150/4150E (Introduction to Digital Learning)
  • EDIT 4170/4170E (Instructional Design)
  • EDIT 4500/4500E (Educational Television Production)
  • EDIT 4700E (Online Teaching and Learning in K12)
  • EDIT 5100/5100S/5100E (Assistive and Learning Technologies)

Our Faculty

Our nationally recognized faculty will work with you to customize your degree program.

How to Apply

All UGA undergraduate students with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA are eligible for application to the program. Post-baccalaureate students are also eligible to apply.

You must submit a brief narrative statement, including your degree program, major, overall GPA, and proposed program of study to the certificate coordinator. There are no prerequisite courses to apply. An application must be received before you can be approved to add the Learning, Design, and Technology Certificate in Athena.

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Additional Resources

Please use our online form if you have any questions for the department. Please be as specific as possible so that we may quickly assist you.

Meet Your Advisor

All undergraduate students at UGA meet with an academic advisor each semester. This meeting is critical to student success and provides a chance to discuss courses and electives, certification criteria, and general graduation requirements.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Student Life

Our students have a range of opportunities available outside the classroom as well, from professional organizations, experiential learning, clubs and other non-academic experiences.

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