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Learning, Design & Technology Graduate Certificates

For professionals who want to enhance their teaching and technology skills, the University of Houston College of Education offers four graduate-level certificate programs to help. These programs are designed for those who work in K – 12 education, higher education or private industry.

Overview

  • Degree requirements: Must have a bachelor’s degree
  • Time to complete: Typically one to two semesters
  • Format: Online only or hybrid, depending on course selection
  • Completed certificate coursework may be used toward a graduate degree in the College of Education with approval.
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Programs

Graduate Certificate in Designing and Developing Educational Graphics

This program helps educators use visual communication to improve student engagement and understanding. Learn the process of developing, designing and publishing effective educational graphics. Students complete four courses and a mini-portfolio with artifacts from their courses and a reflection. Course options:

  • CUIN 7305: Courseware and Presentation Tools
  • CUIN 7347: Seminar in Learning, Design and Technology
  • CUIN 7358: Digital Storytelling
  • CUIN 7368: Digital Imaging
  • CUIN 7376: New Tools for Creating Online Educational Materials
  • CUIN 7389: Digital Media
  • CUIN 7390: Instructional Design

Graduate Certificate in Designing and Developing Educational Multimedia

Students learn to create effective audio, visual and digital media to enhance teaching and learning in today’s multimedia environment. Students complete four courses and a mini-portfolio with artifacts from their courses and a reflection. Course options:

  • CUIN 7305: Courseware and Presentation Tools
  • CUIN 7347: Seminar in Learning, Design and Technology
  • CUIN 7358: Digital Storytelling
  • CUIN 7376: New Tools for Creating Online Educational Materials 
  • CUIN 7374: Educational Multimedia
  • CUIN 7389: Digital Media
  • CUIN 7390: Instructional Design

Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning

Students gain critical skills to deliver effective online instruction based on the latest research and best practices. Learn to design engaging coursework, integrate technology and evaluate learning through distance education. Students complete four courses and a mini-portfolio with artifacts from their courses and a reflection. Course options:

  • CUIN 7308: Computer Mediated Communication
  • CUIN 7316: Design of Online Educational Resources
  • CUIN 7318: Current Issues in Learning and Design
  • CUIN 7319: Current Issues in Learning and Technology
  • CUIN 7347: Seminar in Learning, Design and Technology
  • CUIN 7356: Issues in Distance Education
  • CUIN 7376: New Tools for Creating Online Educational Materials
  • CUIN 7390: Instructional Design

Admissions

These graduate certificate programs do not award degrees. However, applicants must go through the formal admissions process and be admitted to the University of Houston. Please read the following information closely to start the application process:

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