Delivered 100% online, the Graduate Certificate in Teaching, Training, and Educational Technology consists of five 3-credit courses focused on teaching, training, and the use of technology in a variety of educational environments. Students can tailor the program to meet their needs and gain the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver course-related content through face-to-face, technology-enhanced, and e-learning environments. The program is designed for the individual who has recently advanced in a related position and is without the academic preparation needed or for those choosing to increase their knowledge and skills in the field for future job opportunities. Students may choose one of five specialty areas. In order to be awarded the certificate, all required courses must be taken and one elective is allowed. Transfer credit from other institutions is not allowed.
Requirements for admission to the certificate program include:
- Graduate of an accredited four-year college or university
- GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study
Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirements may be admitted provisionally based on past work experiences and the attainment of at least a “B” average in the first three courses of the certificate.
Students may begin taking courses for the certificate in Summer, Fall or Spring.
This 15-credit graduate program includes five three-credit graduate courses. At 2020-21 tuition rates, the cost of these courses is $462 per credit for North Carolina residents and $1,311 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the program is $6,930 for North Carolina residents and $19,665 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.
Plan of Study
The certificate requires 15 credit hours. Required courses are offered during fall and spring semesters and during summer sessions. It is highly recommended that students take one course per academic session; thus the recommended time for completion is five semesters and/or summer sessions.
Award of the certificate requires a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
This certificate allows students to tailor learning to fit their own real-world situations. It provides an excellent opportunity for professional development. Credits earned in the certificate may be applied to NC State University's nationally ranked master's programs.
Seeking a Master's Degree?
If you are interested in a master's degree, visit our in Master of Education in Training and Development page.