Graduate Certificate in Leadership for Learning Design and Technology

Graduate Certificate

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.

The Program at a Glance

School: School of Education & Human Development Campus: Online Classroom: Fully Online Recommended completion time: 1 year Credits required for completion: 12

The Details

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.

Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development

You can trust CU Denver to prepare you for excellence in your career as a learning experience designer, educator, and leader. CU Denver and the SEHD are recognized for preparing educators, learning designers, and leaders of distinction who value educational excellence and social justice. Additionally, CU Denver's School of Education and Human Development is counted among U.S. News & World Report's “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top education schools in the country.


You will complete the following courses:

  • Select four--
    • INTE 6999 Leadership for Tech 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)
    • INTE 7110 Mentoring Coaching and Training (3 credits)
    • INTE 7130 Evaluating Professional Learning: Programs and Performance

Through these courses you will participate in a learning community that stresses inclusive values, social learning, open sharing, and knowledge construction. You will learn about emerging trends and issues and relevant research and best practices, and use a variety of digital media platforms and development tools. The course assignments focus on solving professional problems of practice in your own school and organizational settings.