Deadlines and Important Dates
Your application, including receipt of all transcripts, should be received by the following deadlines to be considered complete.
- April 1 for summer semester admission
- June 15 for fall semester admission
- November 1 for spring semester admission
For admission to the Graduate School, an applicant must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.
All applicants are expected to have earned a junior/senior grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
- To enroll in graduate-level courses, or to earn the certificate, you must have a baccalaureate degree.
Starting Your Application
You can begin your online application at any time. Your progress within the online application system will be saved as you go, allowing you to return at any point as you gather additional information and required materials.
- Choose "WORLD CAMPUS" as the campus
Online Application Materials
Applications are submitted electronically and include a nonrefundable application fee. You will need to upload the following items as part of your application:
Education — A copy of an official transcript from each institution attended, regardless of the number of credits or semesters completed. Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. Penn State alumni do not need to request transcripts for credits earned at Penn State, but must list Penn State as part of your academic history.
In addition, you must send an official transcript directly to the program office. Please mail to:
Administrative Support Assistant
Learning and Performance Systems Department
303 Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802-1303
Current Professional Résumé or Curriculum Vita (CV) — Please upload a document that outlines your career experience and educational history, including the start and end dates of each job/experience, and a description of the work done as it relates to education.
Essay 1 — In 200 to 300 words, please describe how completion of the Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Educational Technology Integration will prepare you for your current or future (or aspirational) job responsibilities.
Short Responses — The online application will ask for brief responses to the following three questions:
- Have you already completed with Penn State University one or more of the courses required to earn the Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Educational Technology Integration?
- Describe how you currently utilize, or how you aim to utilize in the future, educational technology in your teaching practice. What role does educational technology play in your work as a teacher or learning designer?
- Upon completion of the Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Educational Technology Integration, do you intend to apply for the Master of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology graduate degree program? If yes, discuss how studying for the M.Ed. degree would benefit you.
English Proficiency — The language of instruction at Penn State is English. All international applicants must take and submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with some exceptions. Minimum test scores and exceptions are found in the English Proficiency section on the Graduate School's "Requirements for Graduate Admission" page.