Graduate Certificate in Learning Design and Technology

Now Accepting Applications

Typical Length 1 year

Delivery online

15

Credits

This new Graduate Certificate program is a 15-credit, fully online post-baccalaureate program. The purpose of TeachTech is to provide professional development for K-12 teachers in teaching digital-age students who will need 21st Century Skills for their future careers. Modeled after the department’s successful Graduate Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching (COLT), TeachTech prepares teachers with practical classroom technology skills while meeting common core standards.

Common Careers

The primary employers are educational institutions, both public and private, at all levels: K through 12, postsecondary (community colleges and universities). Also, government and private agencies like software companies, publishing companies, and companies and agencies with training and design departments, such as health care, manufacturing industries, and large retail corporations.

There is no single job title for learning design and educational technologists in organizations, but some examples include Training Coordinator, Instructional Designer, Technology Support Specialist, Museum Education Specialist, and so on. (See Bureau of Labor Statistics for career outlook).

Admission Requirements

Apply to UHM Graduate Division View This Task
New or Incoming UHM Students

You must submit a graduate division application.

To submit your application please go to the UHM online application.

Make sure you choose the application type “Graduate Studies”.

For checklist item #7 (Planned Course of Study) select "Teach Tech - Graduate Certificate**"

For directions and information on the UHM Graduate application process go to the Office of Graduate Education Forms page and select - Graduate Admissions Application General Information and Instructions.

Information for prospective students can be found on the prospective students page of the UHM Graduate Division website.

Current UHM Graduate Students

Use the Concurrent Graduate Certificate Application form.

The application form can also be found on the Office of Graduate Education Forms page.

Completed Baccalaureate Degree View This Task

Applicants must have graduated from a UHM recognized, accredited, four-year institution of higher education prior to beginning the Certificate in Learning Design and Technologies for Teachers (TeachTech) program.

To check if you graduated from a UHM recognized institution contact the UHM Graduate Division at graduate.education@hawaii.edu or (808) 956-8544.

Undergraduate Cumulative GPA View This Task

An Undergraduate Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.

The Graduate Division at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) requires an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be considered for admission. Some departments however may admit students with GPA’s that are below a 3.0. Departments consider the GPA along with other factors when making their admission decisions.

Submitted Transcripts View This Task

A transcript from each post-secondary institution attended is required.

You should also including transcripts from, any study abroad or exchange programs, summer programs, and non-degree work and extension programs. Your official transcripts need to be sent directly to the Graduate Division directly from the issuing institution(s), or in sealed institutional envelopes if submitted with the application.

UH Transcripts

Transcripts are not required for course work completed at any of the UH campuses. Graduate Division Student Services will obtain UH transcripts on behalf of applicants.

International Students

Refer to the Office of Graduate Education International Admissions Requirements website for specific international requirements.

Send your official transcripts to the UHM Graduate Division at:
2540 Maile Way
Spalding 354
Honolulu, HI 96822

Unofficial Transcripts

You may submit a copy of your unofficial transcripts directly to the department. However, you are still required to have your official transcripts sent directly to the UH Mānoa Graduate Division at the address above.

Upload your unofficial transcripts.
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Submitting unofficial transcripts to the department alone does NOT meet the transcripts requirement.

Current LTEC Students

You do not need to resubmit your Transcripts. Please click that you agree to the statement, save and move on.

Statement of Objectives View This Task

You are required to write a statement of objectives as part of your application.

You are required to write a response to the following question as part of your application to the Certificate in Learning Design and Technologies for Teachers (TeachTech) program.

Current LTEC Students

You do not need to resubmit your Statement of Objectives. Please click that you agree to the statement, save and move on.



Use the following directions to submit your statement of objectives.

  1. Save your statement as either a word (.doc/.docx) or PDF (.pdf) format.
  2. Name the file with your name and the word statement
    (e.g. StudentName_Statement.pdf).
  3. Upload your statement to Mākālei
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Submit Resume or Curriculum Vita (CV) View This Task

Your resume or CV is required.

You are required to submit your resume or CV. You can either upload a copy directly to Mākālei or mail a copy to the department.

Current LTEC Students

You do not need to resubmit your Resume. Please click that you agree to the statement, save and move on.

Upload your resume or CV
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AlertYour resume or CV must be in either Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) or PDF (.pdf) format.
LTEC Survey View This Task

Please complete the Certificate in Learning Design and Technologies for Teachers (TeachTech) LTEC Survey

LTEC Survey
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Transfer Credit View This Task

If you believe previous LTEC electives you have taken may count toward the certificate, please indicate those courses on the Petition to Transfer Credits form including the semester and year taken. Courses cannot be older than 3 years.

Once you have downloaded and completed the Petition to Transfer Credits form, you need to upload it to Mākālei.

Upload your Petition to Transfer Credits form
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English Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) View This Task

International students may need to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to be considered for admittance. For more information on the TOEFL and IELTS tests and to determine if you need to take them please visit the Office of Graduate Education's English Proficiency website.

Minimum acceptable scores for the 2 tests are:

TOEFL -
600/100 (Paper/Internet)
Subtests:

25 Listening
25 Speaking

IELTS -
6.00 for the Overall band test results

Send your official scores to the UHM Graduate Division at:

2540 Maile Way
Spalding 354
Honolulu, HI 96822

Identification Documents View This Task

International students are required to submit a copy of their Identification documents (i.e. Passport or Identification Card)

As required by U.S. federal regulations, all international applicants are required to submit a copy of their passport identification pages, or a copy of their national identification card if a passport is not available.

Send your identification documents to the UHM Graduate Division at:
2540 Maile Way
Spalding 354
Honolulu, HI 96822

International applicants need to show proof of sufficient funding to cover all educational and living expenses.

International applicants need to show proof of sufficient funding to cover all educational and living expenses ,including expenses for any accompanying spouse or children. Upon admission to UHM, only international applicants with proof of funding will receive visa documents. The Confidential Financial Statement Form for International Applicants is required of most international applicants.

Send your financial statement to the UHM Graduate Division at:
2540 Maile Way
Spalding 354
Honolulu, HI 96822

Application Deadlines

Starting Semester General Admission International Students Admission
Fall May 1 (Rolling Admissions) March 1 (Rolling Admissions)
Spring December 1 (Rolling Admissions) November 1 (Rolling Admissions)
Summer March 1 (Rolling Admissions) February 1 (Rolling Admissions)

Delivery & Format

All courses for the TeachTech program are offered fully online. Courses follow the UH Manoa semester schedule and are offered in fall, spring and summer semesters. Some courses may require attendance at live online sessions in the evenings from 6-8 PM HST. Students may opt for campus courses for electives but this is not required.

Coursework

As required for all Graduate Certificate programs, the TeachTech course sequence will require students to complete five three-credit courses (total 15 credits) to earn the certificate. Three of the courses are required to be at the graduate level. Each has a curricular focus on K-12 except the practicum that is tailored to individual student’s projects and interests.

Core Courses (3 courses, 9 credits)

  • LTEC 641: Emerging Technologies for K-12 Teaching
  • LTEC 676: Social & Ethical Issues in Educational Technology
  • LTEC 689: LTEC Training and Evaluation Practicum (Culminating Project – to be completed during the last semester)

Culminating Project

TeachTech requires successful completion of a culminating project in the capstone course LTEC 689: LTEC Training and Evaluation Practicum. This project includes the development of a standards-based electronic portfolio that showcases instructional products and teaching/training strategies that result from course assignments and projects. The graduate certificate student will be expected to write a paper suitable for presentation at a professional conference related to their products from the certificate program.

For a full listing of courses, see UH Manoa Catalog.

Following the completion of the required courses, TeachTech students are required to fill out the TeachTech GCERT Checklist in order for their certificate to be conferred by UH Manoa Graduate Division.

Tuition & Funding

The tuition rates for Fall 2019 are $663 per credit for residents and $1558 per credit for non-residents. Students enrolled in an online program will only be assessed for resident tuition regardless of their residence in a different state or country. See the “Graduate General & Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified” heading on the Office of the Registrar’s website.

See the following sites for funding information:

Faculty & Virtual Tours

Our faculty and staff will provide you with guidance and resources to support your success from beginning to end. You will receive a dedicated faculty advisor to partner with you on your journey.

LTEC provides virtual tours to prospective students, see our virtual tour schedule.

Program Coordinator
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Meng-Fen Grace Lin

(808) 956-9989