Learning Design and Leadership, CERT

for the Campus Graduate Certificate in Learning Design and Leadership


head of the department: Yoon Pak

directors of graduate studies: W. David Huang, M. Allison Witt

graduate admissions information: Linda Stimson (on campus) and Jena Pfoff (online/off-campus)


overview of admissions & requirements: College of Education

overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply


department website: https://education.illinois.edu/epol

program website: College of Education Programs

department faculty: Education Policy, Organization & Leadership Faculty 


college website: http://education.illinois.edu/


department office: 142 Education Building, 1310 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 244-3542

email: gradservices@education.illinois.edu


The Certificate in Learning Design and Leadership explores innovative approaches to learning, with a focus on e-learning and technology-mediated knowledge communities. It is designed for educators and aspiring leaders in education at all levels, community educators, ed-tech developers, education writers, curriculum resource developers, instructional designers, trainers or anyone with a professional or personal interest in learning.


Graduate Degree Programs in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership


Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, CAS (on campus and off-campus)

Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, EdD (on campus, off-campus & online)

optional concentrations: EPOL concentrations listed below|Bilingual-Bicultural Education|Digital Learning|African American Studies|Writing Studies

Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, EdM (on campus, off-campus & online)

optional concentrations: EPOL concentrations listed below|Bilingual-Bicultural Education|Digital Learning

Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, MA (on campus)

optional concentrations: EPOL concentrations listed below|Bilingual-Bicultural Education|Digital Learning|African American Studies

Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, PhD (on campus)

optional concentration: EPOL concentrations listed below|Digital Learning|African American Studies|Writing Studies


EPOL concentrations: Diversity & Equity in Education, Educational Administration & Leadership, Global Studies in Education, Higher Education, History of Education, Human Resource Development, Learning Design & Leadership, Philosophy of Education, Social Sciences & Education Policy


College Teaching Minor


joint programs:

Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, EdM and Business Administration, MBA
Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, MA and Business Administration, MBA


Degree programs in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership are designed to meet the academic and professional interests of individuals preparing for careers as academic professionals, adult educators, college professors, corporate trainers, educational policy analysts, governmental administrators, instructional designers/technologists, non-profit representatives, organizational development specialists, and university administration leaders. 

Admission

The Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership carefully considers all applicants for graduate study. Interested applicants should start at http://education.illinois.edu/programs/grad. The quality of the applicant's undergraduate and graduate training and grade point average are primary considerations. Other important factors evaluated include the three letters of recommendation and statement of purpose. International applicants must submit a TOEFL score.

Off-Campus Programs

The Ed.M., Ed.D., and C.A.S. degree options with Principal Endorsement are offered in the Chicago region. An Ed.D. degree cohort also is available with Superintendent Endorsement. Requirements for the off-campus Ed.M., C.A.S., and Ed.D. programs are identical to the on-campus degrees.

Facilities and Resources

The College of Education also has many resources to assist graduate students through their academic career. The Bureau of Educational Research works with students to secure research funding. The Council on Teacher Education entitles candidates seeking a Professional Educator License and provides accreditation of professional education programs. Each student completing a degree program is assigned a graduate adviser, who is available to assist the student with planning the program of study and determining degree requirements, courses and timelines for degree completion.

Information on University resources can be found at http://www.grad.illinois.edu/current-students.

Financial Aid

Financial aid in the form of assistantships, scholarships, fellowships, and tuition waivers can be found throughout the college and campus. Campus opportunities can be found at the Graduate College and the Office of Student Financial Aid.  The College of Education follows all University of Illinois policies regarding graduate student Fellowship, Scholarship and awards.

for the Campus Graduate Certificate in Learning Design and Leadership


Graduation Requirements


Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Minimum hours required for certificate completion: 12 hours

Students who have successfully completed this 12-credit hour certificate may use the certificate to satisfy the following degree requirements, provided they apply and are admitted to the degree program:

  • 4 hours of 500-level course required in Education for the EdM degree program at EPOL, and 
  • 8 hours of Concentration Courses or 400/500-level Courses approved by Advisor for the EdM degree program at EPOL

or

  • 4 hours of 500-level course required in Education for the MA degree program at EPOL, and 
  • 8 hours of 400/500-level Courses approved by Advisor for the MA degree program at EPOL

or

  • Up to 12 hours of Major Subject coursework (includes concentration courses) required in Education for the EdD degree program at EPOL, and 
  • Up to 12 hours of Elective Hours or 400/500-level courses approved by Advisor for the EdD degree program at EPOL

or

  • Up to 12 hours of Major Subject coursework (includes concentration courses) required in Education approved by the Advisor for the PhD degree program at EPOL

or

  • Up to 12 hours of 400/500-level Courses in Education approved by the Advisor for the CAS program at EPOL
Choose 3 from:12
New Learning
New Media & Learner Differences
Assessment for Learning
Ubiquitous Learning
Knowledge, Learning and Pedagogy
New Media and Literacies
eLearning Ecologies
Total Hours12

Other Requirements

Minimum 500-level course requirement 1
Minimum GPA 3.0