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Program Details

The graduate-level Educational Technology Certificate program at James Madison University is intended for students that do not wish to complete a master’s degree, but would like an education in the field of education technology. The Educational Technology Certificate is divided into three programs, allowing students to pick the program that suits their individual interests or needs. The three programs are Educational Technology (12 credit hours), Educational Technology Leadership (12 credit hours), and eLearning (12-15 credit hours).

Some graduate level courses that are offered within the three programs are Learning Theory and Instructional Models, Principles of Instructional Design, Design and Dev of Digital Media, and Professional Development of Educational Technology. Students may complete the program entirely online or through a campus-based format. Students that have completed more than one certificate course may use the credit to fulfill the Educational Technology Master’s Degree requirements. Students that do not plan on completing the Master’s degree may use their existing credits to fulfill the credit requirements for one of the Educational Technology Certificate programs.

Courses will cover a variety of topics within the field of educational technology. Students will learn strategies of teaching, the design of instruction, methods for computer-based learning, and collaborative tools for learning. Students will also be able to design, develop, and implement a technology-based instructional curriculum as well as fulfill management and leadership roles within an educational technology program. In addition, courses will cover short and long-term planning, project management, and educational technology management evaluation.


Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges