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Accelerate your expertise in educational technology with our 100% online certificate in Instructional Learning Design and Technology. This gradate-level program offers PreK-12 teachers, university professors, corporate instructors/trainers, and other education professionals the opportunity to enhance their theoretical knowledge and practical skills for the design, development, and integration of education programs supported by technology. 

About the Program

Interested in creating new, cutting-edge learning assets for online, hybrid and classroom implementation? Learn how UTA's Instructional and Learning Design Technology program can support digital education for learners are any age or stage of life, whether in the classroom, the workplace, or beyond.

Priority Application Dates

Applying after the priority date? Admissions applications are welcome at any time. However, for priority consideration, apply by the priority date.


Submit by April 19

Classes Start May 13, 2024


Submit by July 26

Classes start Aug. 19, 2024



Classes start Jan. 13, 2024

View the UTA Official Catalog for admissions requirements and details about probationary admission, deferred admission, and more for the following programs. 


  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction graduate programs:
    • M.Ed. or Certificate in Instructional and Learning Design Technology
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Open Options 
    • M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education 
    • M.Ed. in Teaching with Teacher Certification 
    • Initial Teacher Certification Only Program 
    • Criminal History Acknowledgement for Educator Certification programs

  • Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies graduate programs: 
    • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with Higher Education Administration Emphasis 
    • Dual Degree: Master of Social Work and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with Higher Education Administration Emphasis 
    • B.A. to Ph.D. Track in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
    • Hispanic Serving Leadership Preparation Graduate Certificate 

Applicants seeking admission must submit two recommendation forms. Please wait until you have your 10-digit, UTA student ID number to submit recommendation forms.


For online programs:

The required Recommendation Form is available for download here

For on-campus and hybrid (featuring online and in-person courses):

The required* Recommendation Form is available for download here.

The Hispanic Serving Leadership Preparation Graduate Certification does not require a recommendation form at this time. 


Some applicants, such as international students, may have additional admissions requirements* and/or program** limitations.

English Language Test Score Requirements

UTA accepts TOEFL* or IELTS or Duolingo. If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate a sufficient level of skill with the English language to assure success in graduate studies. You are required to submit official test score reports directly from the testing agency unless you hold a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited U.S institution.

You are required to submit an official test score report sent directly from the testing agency. UTA's ETS institutional code is 6013.

*Certification programs only accept TOEFL due to Texas Education Agency requirements. 

View test score requirements online

Additional Resources

Have additional questions?

Email UTA's international office at international@uta.edu.


*The resources provided here are for informational purposes. Please review the Official Catalog for official information. 

**The M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education is not eligible for international students at this time.


Course of Study

About the Certificate Program

  • Total 12 hours, including:
    • 2 Core Course Requirements: 6 Hours
    • 2 Electives: 6 Hours
  • This is a non-thesis program 


Required Core Courses

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ILDT 5301 Foundations of Instructional Design and Learning Technology* 3
ILDT 5303 Designing and Developing Meaningful Online Learning* 3



Select one from "Learning Experience" group below:
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
ILDT 5310  Inclusive, Equitable, and Culturally Responsive Online Learning 3
ILDT 5320 Simulations of Gamification of Learning: Theories and Practice 3
ILDT 5330 Creating Open and Informal Learning Environments with Technology 3
ILDT 5340 Facilitation Strategies for Hybrid Online Learning 3


Select one from "Specialization" list below:
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
ILDT 5350 Multimedia Design Tools for Online Learning 3
ILDT 5360 User Experience Design for Accessibility 3
ILDT 5370  Program Planning and Implementation for Hybrid and Virtual Learning 3
ILDT 5380 Learning System Design and Implementation 3
ILDT 5390 Leadership in Instructional Technology 3
ILDT5302 Theories of Teaching and Learning with Technology 3
ILDT 5304 Assessment and Evaluation with Learning Technologies 3

View our personas and sample degree plans. Our sample degree plan features a number of different personas to help you see your path toward completing UTA's Instructional and Learning Design Technology Program.

Whether you are a longtime educator, working in the corporate realm, teaching on a college campus, or something entirely different, we likely have a path for you.

These options are for informational purposes. Students will work with the program director and/or their advisor on their specific degree plan.


Watch Our Information Session

Hear directly from the program director. View our recorded info session to learn more about the program and how to apply.

Program Director

Dr. Hugh Kellam

Assistant Professor


Email: hugh.kellam@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0370

Office: Hammond Hall 123

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