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Lead in a Growing Field



The 12-credit Learning Technology Leadership and Innovation (LTLI) Graduate Certificate will prepare you to advocate for technology innovation and lead equitable learning initiatives. You'll develop and build capacity for leading school or university-wide initiatives that leverage learning technologies to support today's learners in an ever-evolving digital learning environment.

The LTLI certificate is a competency-based, online program that enables students to master clearly defined learning objectives related to instructional design, online teaching, professional development planning, project management, and more under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students will complete the coursework and assessments with flexible due dates within the term and optional synchronous Zoom sessions.

The program aligns with The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) framework and will support proficiency in the International Standards for Technology in Education (ISTE) for Education Leaders.

The LTLI Certificate can count toward a concentration for the MA in Educational Studies or doctoral program in Educational Leadership and Learning. You'll also take two electives and explore other areas of interest at the graduate level.

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Advocate for Technology Innovation

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Curriculum Requirements (12 credits)

EDLD 580 Instructional Design for Leaders: Fall 2024

EDLD 581 Visionary Leadership for Systems Planning: Spring 2025

EDLD 582 Promoting Equity with Technology: Summer 2025

EDLD 583 Creativity and Innovation: Fall 2025

Alumni Highlights

Margaret A. Velasco
2022 LTLI Certificate Graduate
Barbara J. Barrett
2022 LTLI Certificate Graduate
Margaret A. Velasco Barbara J. Barrett

Margaret A. Velasco

"The flexibility and relevancy of the structure and content in this program created multiple opportunities for me to combine my work and my learning to benefit others in my organization and communities. I feel much more prepared as a technology leader and feel even more confident in my knowledge and skills as an education leader in general."

Current Position: Student Solutions Lead Consultant at Sourcewell (MN Region 5 Education Service Agency)

Barbara J. Barrett

"This certificate program has provided me with some incredible opportunities to learn and demonstrate new skills as an educational technology leader. I feel confident and equipped to apply my newly developed innovation and leadership skills in EdTech positions that are emerging and continually to evolve in the field."

Current Position: Tech and Instructional Coach, Park High School, Cottage Grove, MN

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