Skip to main content
Teacher pointing to lesson on a smart board in front elementary class
Postbaccalaureate Certificate in
Educational Technology Integration


Enhance your ability to apply instructional technology in your own learning environment.

A Program That Suits Your Needs

This 15-credit certificate program helps prepare students for work in numerous fields, and persons awarded the certificate may find new career opportunities in any of the following: teaching in grades K–12, continuing education/adult education, community colleges, academic departments in colleges or universities, instructional design, and corporate training and consulting.

A Program That Thinks Ahead

With proper advanced planning and assistance from the Learning, Design, and Technology program, course work completed for this certificate can be applied toward a Master of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology. 

Students are strongly encouraged to speak with the program faculty before starting any course work.

Convenient and Flexible

Each course is taught using a combination of web and email to maximize flexibility, while maintaining teacher and student interaction. As a Penn State World Campus student, you can learn when and where it's most convenient for you. 

Course List — Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Educational Technology Integration 

Required Course (3 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Systematic Instructional Development LDT 415A Application of a systematic learning design model relevant to all learning contexts and audiences for analyzing instructional problems, developing validated resources, and implementing practical solutions. 3 credits
Recommended Courses (select 12 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Educational Technology Integration LDT 440  Surveys contemporary readings, software, and hardware to explore the intersection of learning, teaching, and technology use. Students analyze contemporary uses of technology to support learning through readings, multimedia, and hands-on experience. 3 credits
Emerging Web Technologies and Learning LDT 467 This course examines emerging web technologies and explores their application to learning and education.
3 credits
Designing Constructivist Learning Environments LDT 527 Designing learning environments based on constructivist principles of learning that provide modeling, coaching, and scaffolding. 3 credits
Integrating Mobile Technologies into Learning Environments  LDT 505 Research on learning with mobile computers and models for mobile computer integration for K–12 schools, community organizations, and universities. 3 credits
Learning Design Studio LDT 550 Examines a range of skills, processes, and theories for designing and developing interactive educational materials. 3 credits
Using Technology to Enhance Learning Processes LDT 566 Examines the costs and benefits of technology use, emerging research topics on technology-enhanced learning, and important tradeoffs that need to be considered when designing technology-enhanced learning contexts. 3 credits

Electives should be chosen in consultation with your adviser.

A note about prerequisites: Prerequisites as listed may be waived by the course instructor if you can demonstrate the required level of competency.

Course Availability

If you're ready to see when your courses will be offered, visit our public LionPATH course search (opens in new window) to start planning ahead.

Old Main at Penn State

Ready to Learn More?

Get the resources you need to make informed decisions about your education. Request information on this program and other programs of interest by completing this form.

* required 1/3

I agree to be contacted via phone, email, and text by Penn State World Campus and affiliates. Privacy Policy. reCAPTCHA protected. Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.