Utilizing technology for education and training has become a staple in today’s classrooms and organizations. Finding skilled teachers and training professionals who have the knowledge and expertise to effectively leverage these technologies is the key to success.
The Online Post-Baccalaureate Learning Technologies Specialist Certificate Program is designed for P-12 teachers and administrators to become effective planners, designers, developers, evaluators, and leaders in the use of technology for teaching and learning. Each course has a theoretical and practical component. Candidates’ assignments are projects, plans, and learning activities that can be used in their own educational settings.
Taught online in 8-week sessions, the 4 core courses and 1 elective (15 credits) may be taken in any order. Candidates are able to complete the certificate in one year without having to take more than one course at a time. The courses will count toward a M.S. degree in Curriculum and Instruction, M.S. in Elementary Education or M.S. in Secondary Education.
Learning Technologies Specialist (LTS) Certificate Course Catalog »
Key features of the LTS Certificate Program Include:
- The four core courses embed the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards for administrators and coaches so that upon successful completion each candidate can demonstrate proficiency in the ISTE standards.
- The electives provide each candidate a choice to further explore an additional area of study, such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL), differentiated instruction, multimedia development, or strategies for teaching the digital generation.
- Complete the certificate in one year without having to double-up on courses.
- Take the program wherever life takes you. You can participate from anyplace with an internet connection.
- You won’t have to sacrifice faculty interaction with this online program. Faculty and students are highly engaged and responsive.
- Build your resume while building your portfolio. Not only will completing the program look appealing to your current or future employer but you’ll have a portfolio filled with work to support your new skills.
- Completed application for graduate study
- Submit the non-refundable application fee
- Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. No minimum GPA required.
- Successful completion of all five courses (15 credits)
Summer 2019 Application Deadline is April 30th
Fall 2019 Application Deadline is July 31st
Spring 2020 Application Deadline is December 15th
Applications are accepted and processed throughout the year but the College recommends that students submit their applications and official supporting materials well in advance of the start of the semester in which they plan to enroll. This allows for the application to be processed and reviewed, for account creation, and for registration into classes. The following dates reflect when registration opens for each term.
Summer Semester – April 1
Fall Semester – July 1
Spring Semester – December 1
**Please note, off-site education cohorts have until September 6th for entrance into the fall 2019 term to submit applications and supporting documents for consideration.
Students are assigned an advisor who will guide them as to which courses they will be taking each semester. Anyone admitted after the opening of registration may be placed on a wait list for certain desired courses.
• Classroom Technology Coordinator
• Classroom Technology Supervisor
• Technology Liaison
1. How do I apply?
Visit the How to Apply page for application procedures and forms.
2. Will I have contact with the instructors?
Yes, regular dialogue, review, discussion and critiques will occur throughout each course. The instructors will also be available for questions and feedback.
3. Can I apply these courses toward a Master’s degree?
Yes, these courses can be applied toward the McDaniel M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, M.S. in Elementary Education and M.S. in Secondary Education (assuming you earn a “B” or better in them).
4. Can I take just one course?
Yes, since there are no prerequisites to the courses in the program you may elect to take just one course. However, you must complete the prescribed program to earn your post-baccalaureate certificate.