Graduate Certificate in Leadership for Learning Design and Technology

School of Education & Human Development


Degree: Graduate Certificate

Classroom Type: Fully Online

CU Denver’s Leadership for Learning Design and Technology certificate focuses on transformative change, culture, and initiative for modern learning organizations; with distinct themes of vision building, culture shifting, innovation nurturing, business modeling, and knowledge management.

Application​ deadlines

Rolling decision

Program Details

Interest Categories: Education & Counseling Science & Technology

Campus: CU Denver Online

What you will learn

University of Colorado Denver’s Leadership for Learning Design and Technology certificate program is designed for professionals in K-12 settings, higher education settings, and adult workplace settings (corporate, community, government) who are either already in technology-focused leadership roles and wish to enhance their practice or those wishing to pursue leadership opportunities to improve teaching and learning with the use of digital media and technology. 

In this certificate program you will: 

  • Adopt a critical stance toward your work, promoting effective practice and responsible use of technology.  
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all learners. 
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning. 
  • Manage projects, people, and resources in carrying out design and pedagogical work. 
  • Contribute to professional learning networks as a collaborator, co-creator, and thought leader and partner. 

This 12-credit certificate program has rolling admissions, so you may start the program in the Fall, Spring, or Summer term. 


You will complete the following courses:

  • INTE 6750 Trends and Issues in Learning Design & Technology (3 credits)
  • Choose two:
    • INTE 6720 Research in Learning Design and Technology (3 credits)
    • INTE 6999 Leadership for Tech Innovation (3 credits)
    • INTE 7100 Professional Learning and Technology (3 credits)
    • INTE 7110 Mentoring, Coaching and Training (3 credits)
    • INTE 7130 Evaluating Professional Learning Programs & Performance (3 credits)
  • Choose one:
    • INTE 6840 Certificate-based Practicum (3 credits)
    • INTE 6720 Research in Learning Design & Technology (3 credits)
    • INTE 6930 Student Agency / Internship

Through these courses you will have the opportunity to imagine your own outcomes according to your desired career paths and/or your areas of work or research. By following a curriculum plan that moves from foundations to application to practicum, you will invest in a specific, personalized outcome which you can trace from the start of their study to its end. To facilitate this, you’ll:

  1. Initiate your study with foundations in critical digital pedagogy and literacies.
  2. Collaborate with your faculty mentor/advisor to establish a goal for your culminating work.
  3. Continue your study with the appropriate application course.
  4. Culminate the work of the certificate by completing a practicum project, which will be reviewed by your faculty mentor as well as the instructor for your practicum course.

Sample Courses

  • INTE 6999 - Leadership for Technology Innovation 3 credits
  • INTE 6720 - Research in Learning Design and Technology 3 credits
  • INTE 6750 - Trends and Issues in Learning Design and Technology 3 credits
  • INTE 7100 - Professional Learning and Technology 3 credits
Course Catalog

Recommended Completion Time:1 year

Required Credits for Completion:12

Admission Requirements

Written Statement: Describe your interest in the program, your special strengths, and the goals you hope to achieve through your work in the program.

Current grad students should reach out to their academic advisor if they want to add a certificate to their current program. Once they have spoken with their advisor, they can register for certificate courses.

How to Apply

Please complete the Graduate Non-Degree Admissions application to apply for this certificate program. Complete the application sections in order for the best experience.

  1. Fill in your Personal Information before continuing to the "Academic Interest" section
  2. Select the Certificate button
  3. Select either the On-Campus or Online certificate option. Please note that not all programs are offered as both on-campus and online
  4. Choose a certificate under the Certificate drop down menu
  5. Select the Term you wish to enroll and then continue the rest of the application as instructed