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Learning Sciences, Media, and Technology

Graduate Certificate

Learning takes place in many different contexts and is affected by the technologies that are present and by the social norms that structure how people work, play, and interact with others.

The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences, Media, and Technology helps students from all disciplines acquire a strong foundation in learning theory as they examine how learning, media, and technology intersect to create more effective learning environments. No matter your chosen career or industry, this certificate can make you a stronger teacher, manager, or trainer.

Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences, Media, and Technology prepares you for such careers as:

  • Educational researcher 
  • Instructional designer 
  • Learning and development specialist
  • Learning program manager
  • Corporate training specialist 
  • Educational toy designer 
  • Educational program assessment and evaluation associate

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences, Media, and Technology, you must complete 12 credit hours in core courses.

NOTE: If you choose to purse a graduate degree in Learning and Developmental Sciences, these certificate courses may apply to your degree requirements. Completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree

  2. 2.7 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes:

  • Transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Resume (international students only)
  • TOEFL score (minimum 79) or IELTS score (minimum 6.5) - international students only 


  • P 507Assessment in Education3 Credits
  • P 540Learning and Cognition in Education3 Credits
  • P 574Topical Seminar in Learning Sciences6 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $437.70
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1313.10
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $525.24
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1575.72

Additional fees will apply.

-This program is ineligible for financial aid. 

What's it like to be an IU Online Student?

  • Earn an IU education from wherever you are

    When you enroll in an IU Online program, you take IU classes, taught by the same faculty who teach on our campuses.

    It's the flexible, affordable way to get the IU education you deserve without putting your life—or career—on hold.

  • Get the support you need to succeed

    As a student in an IU Online program, you'll have the opportunity to engage with and seek help from your professors and peers, just as you would in a campus-based program.

    You'll also have access to a variety of academic and other support services that you can call on when you need additional assistance. You're an important part of the IU community and we're dedicated to ensuring you have the resources you need to thrive in your online program.

  • Reap the rewards for decades to come

    No matter what field you're in, an IU degree or certificate can improve your chances of earning a promotion or pay raise.

    You'll also earn skills that will help you to achieve success for the foreseeable future, whether you're seeking to complete an advanced degree in your current field or switch career paths altogether.

  • Take the first step toward a more rewarding future

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