Technologies for Teachers (TeachTech)
Graduate Certificate in Learning Design and Technology
Typical Length 1 year
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.
The primary employers of LTEC graduates are educational institutions, both public and private, at all levels: K-12, post-secondary (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).
- Apply to UHM Graduate Division View This Task
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**"
Information for prospective students can be found on the prospective students page of the UHM Graduate Division website.
- Completed Baccalaureate Degree View This Task
Must have graduated from an accredited, four-year institution of higher education recognized by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), prior to beginning the Graduate Certificate, Learning Design and Technologies for Teachers (TeachTech) program.
To check if you graduated from a UHM recognized institution contact the UHM Graduate Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 956-8544.
- Undergraduate Cumulative GPA View This Task
An Undergraduate Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
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.
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 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
Honolulu, HI 96822Unofficial 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
A written 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 Graduate Certificate, 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.
- Save your statement as either a word (.doc/.docx) or PDF (.pdf) format.
- Name the file with your name and the word statement
- Upload your statement to Mākālei
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- Submit Resume or Curriculum Vita (CV) View This Task
Your resume or CV.
You are required to submit your resume or CV. You can either upload a copy directly to Mākālei.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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- LTEC Survey View This Task
Please complete the Graduate Certificate, Learning Design and Technologies for Teachers (TeachTech) LTEC Survey
- Transfer Credit View This Task
- English Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) View This Task
Applicants who are not native English speakers may need to take the TOEFL or IELTS (Academic) tests. For more information view the Graduate Division website. For more information on the TOEFL and IELTS tests and to determine if you need to take them please visit the Graduate Division's English Proficiency website.
Minimum acceptable scores for the 2 tests are:
6.00 for the Overall band test results
Send your official scores to the UHM Graduate Division at:
2540 Maile Way
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
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
Honolulu, HI 96822
How to Apply
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How to Apply
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.
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)
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.
The tuition rates are generally around $650 per credit for residents and $1402 per credit for non-residents. In addition, student fees typically total $451. Students enrolled in an online program will only be assessed for resident tuition regardless of their residence in a different state or country. Please see the “General & Post-Baccalaureate” heading on the Graduate Tuition Schedule for more accurate tuition rates.
See the following sites for funding information:
- UH Manoa General Scholarship List
- Financial Support section of the Graduate Division website
- STAR website (please note that this is only accessible to students with a valid UH ID number – must be admitted as a student prior to looking for scholarships on this site)
- UH Manoa Financial Aid Office (email@example.com)
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.