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Instructional Technology Certificate

Who Should Apply?

This program is for anyone who wishes to develop or enhance professional skills in instructional technology, performance consulting, interactive multimedia, or product development. Students represent a host of interesting backgrounds—from lifeguards to accountants, and from graphic artists to retired executives. Many segue to the master's program once they earn the certificate.

Program of Study
To earn the Instructional Technology Certificate, students must complete 15 units of coursework and maintain a 3.0 (B) grade point average (earning no less than a “C” in any class).

Required (two courses - 6 units):
Electives (9 units)

9 units from LDT courses should be selected from the following:

  • LDT 570 - Advanced Teachings with Technologies

Note: Students earning the Instructional Technology certificate can apply up to 9 program units toward the master's degree, with graduate advisor approval.

Registration and Application Procedures

You do not need to apply to SDSU or the LDT program to earn the Instructional Technology certificate; we use an internal database to track student progress toward completion. Please contact the LDT program advisor at to learn more.