Graduate Certificate in Learning Technologies

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Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. Marshall Jones, 803/323-2151

The 12 hour Graduate Certificate in Learning Technologies is designed to help professional educators in a variety of settings learn to use technology effectively in teaching and learning. This certificate will provide important technical skills and theoretical knowledge in areas such as:

Instructional design;
Instructional materials development;
Front end analysis;
Designing online learning materials;
Teaching online classes;
Planning for learning technology initiatives;
Program evaluation;
Environmental scanning;
Assistive technology.

The certificate program is appropriate for a wide range of learning professionals. The skills learned in this certificate program are valuable to a wide range of education professionals including but not limited to:

PK-12 classroom teachers;
School administrators;
Curriculum coaches;
Information technology professionals;
Corporate training professionals;
College and university professors;
College and university administrators.

Our certificate program is offered in a fully online format. We use a wide range of state of the art course delivery tools in this certificate program. We use web-based conferencing tools to offer live, fully interactive classes where students and professors work in real time in an online classroom. We offer media rich asynchronous learning options where you will be able to work at your own pace on many projects. We also provide the optional on campus workshops for students who may desire some on campus workshops.

This certificate program can provide both educators and administrators with the skills and knowledge they need to both work in and manage technology rich learning organizations.

Curriculum: 12 credit hours 

Required 9 credit hours: 

EDUC 641: Tools of the Educational Technologist (3 credit hours)
EDUC 643: Educational Technology Planning and Evaluation (3 credit hours)
EDUC 651: Connecting Curriculum and Technology (3 credit hours)

Remaining 3 credit hours: 

Choose from either: 

EDUC 650: Teaching and Learning with the Internet (3 credit hours) 
**Recommended for corporate training, educational administration, and higher education


EDUC 644: Strategies for Effective Application of Assistive Technology to Promote Learning (3 hours)
**Recommended for K-12 educators 

Application Requirements  

Requirements depend upon whether or not you are a current Winthrop student and/or a certified teacher. 

For actively enrolled, degree-seeking Winthrop Graduate Students: 

Complete the online Graduate Studies application. Select the Certificate in Learning Technologies as the program you wish to apply to. Contact the Graduate Studies office at 803/323-2204 or to request a promo code in order to submit your online application without incurring the $50 application fee.

For all other applicants/certificate-only seeking applicants: 

Our graduate certificate program does not require an education background but a bachelor's degree is required for admissions. Certificate seeking students must meet the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Admission Requirements (NOTE: letters of reference are not required for the certificate program).

1. Submit the online Graduate Studies application. Select Certificate-Learning Technologies for the program.

2. Educators working in a K-12 environment should submit a copy of their current certificate area (e.g. teaching or administrative license). Educators working outside of K-12 environments should submit a statement of their interest in the program and a description of their current or desired professional setting. 

3. Have official transcripts sent to the Graduate Studies office at 211 Tillman Hall, Rock Hill, SC 29733 or Transcripts must be sent directly to our office from the issuing institution.

4. Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA OR an official score report for either of the following tests:

The General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Preferred GRE scores are 151 on the verbal reasoning section and 153 on the quantitative section.


The Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Preferred MAT score is 392.