Learning, Design and Technology, Graduate Certificate

Learning, Design and Technology, Graduate Certificate
15 - 18 credits
Admits: Fall, Spring & Summer
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Program Tabs



The UNC Charlotte Graduate Certificate in Learning, Design and Technology is a premier program crafted for aspiring and current instructional design professionals. This comprehensive certificate program empowers you to:

  • Create: Innovate instructional and performance solutions from the ground up.
  • Analyze and Use: Critically examine and adeptly employ instructional technologies.
  • Integrate and Implement: Seamlessly incorporate various technologies to enrich educational experiences.
  • Assess and Evaluate Rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of instructional technologies.
  • Manage: Efficiently oversee instructional and technology solutions.

Grounded in solid instructional technology foundations, the program emphasizes principles, theories, applications, and the latest trends. It offers ample opportunities to blend various forms of technology, enhancing both teaching and learning experiences.

Program Flexibility

Designed with the working professional in mind, the Graduate Certificate in Learning, Design and Technology offered by UNC Charlotte offers:

  • 100% Online Curriculum: Access your studies anywhere, anytime.
  • Flexible Schedule: Complete your certificate in 3 to 6 semesters, accommodating your busy life.

Specialized Concentrations

Tailor your learning experience with specialized concentrations:

School Specialist Concentration (18 hours)

Ideal for P-12 system professionals with an “A” or “G” level teaching license from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) or equivalent. This track suits those eligible for the Special Endorsement in Computer Education (079).

Training and Development Concentration (15 hours)

Designed for instructional technology personnel aiming to specialize in training and development within corporate, higher education, government, and military sectors.

Online Learning and Teaching Concentration (15 hours)

Perfect for individuals focused on designing, developing, or managing online learning and teaching initiatives.

Career Pathways

Graduates of the UNC Charlotte Learning, Design and Technology program are equipped for various roles across educational settings, including:

  • Instructional Designer/Developer
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Content Developer
  • Learning Experience Designers
  • Instructional Technology Facilitators

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Elena Artsiukhevich

Elena Artsiukhevich
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Application Deadline:

  • August 1 (fall)
  • December 1 (spring)
  • May 1 (summer first half term)
  • June 15 (summer second half term)

Admissions & Requirements: 

  • Complete the Graduate School Admission Application.
  • A bachelor’s degree from a university accredited by a US Department of Education-recognized institutional accreditor.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher for the last two years of coursework.
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts from all academic coursework beyond high school.
  • Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Statement of Purpose of no more than 750 words in 12-point font and double-spaced, written definitively, coherently, and incorporating thoughtful expression in response to:
    • How will this program help you to achieve your professional goals?
    • What skills and knowledge do you hope to acquire and develop as a result of this program?
    • Characterize what you would contribute to the collective learning experiences of your fellow students.
    • Develop your narrative so that it clearly responds to the prompts and provides the reader with definitive, coherent, and thoughtful expression.

Additional items required for those using this program to satisfy the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Instructional Technology Specialists: Computers (10877). This requirement is only for those who wish to earn the 077 license. Those who wish to work in other instructional technology settings (higher education, corporate, military, government) do not have to fulfill this requirement:

  • A valid appropriate North Carolina teaching license A or G level (or equivalent from another state).
  • A minimum of 2 to 3 years teaching experience.

School Specialist Concentration (18 Credits)

  • ELDT 5100: Technology Integration in Education
  • ELDT 6100: Foundations of Learning, Design and Technology
  • ELDT 6110: Instructional Design
  • ELDT 6130: Instructional Multimedia Development
  • ELDT 6135: Learning Media, Resources, and Technology
  • ELDT 6120: Current Trends in Learning, Design and Technology

Training and Development Concentration (15 Credits)

  • ELDT 6100: Foundations of Learning, Design and Technology
  • ELDT 6110: Instructional Design
  • ELDT 6130: Instructional Multimedia Development
  • ELDT 6160: Designing Learning Systems with Simulation and Game Technology
  • ELDT 6170: Human Performance Technology

Online Learning and Teaching Concentration (15 Credits)

  • ELDT 6100 or ELDT 8100: Foundations of Learning, Design and Technology
  • ELDT 6110 or ELDT 8110: Instructional Design
  • ELDT 6120 or ELDT 8120: Current Trends in Learning, Design and Technology
  • ELDT 6130 or ELDT 8130: Instructional Multimedia Development
  • ELDT 6150 or ELDT 8150: Design, Development, and Evaluation of Online Learning Systems

*Rates are subject to change* 


  • $288.82 per credit hour

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $536.98 per credit hour

Non Resident:

  • $1098.21 per credit hour

Find more information regarding tuition and fees here ».