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 degree 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 online student, you can learn when and where it's most convenient for you. 

Course List - Postbaccalaureate in Educational Technology Integration 

Required Course (3 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Systematic Instructional Development LDT 415A Preparation in the use of a nine-step model for systematically analyzing instructional problems and developing validated, practical solutions. 3 credits
Elective Courses (12 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Educational Technology Integration LDT 440  Surveys contemporary readings, software, and hardware to explore the intersection of learning, teaching, technology use. Students analyze contemporary uses of technology to support learning through readings, multimedia, and hands-on experience. *Only offered in the summer semester 3 credits
Emerging Web Technologies and Learning LDT 467 This course examines emerging Web technologies and explores their application to learning and education.

Prerequisite: You must have prior approval from your academic adviser before taking this course
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
Computers as Learning Tools LDT 566 Amplifying thinking or organizing mental functions with computers. 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.