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Graduate Certificate in Teaching, Training, and Educational Technology (TTET)


Delivered 100% online, this graduate certificate 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 have 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.

NOTE: Three older graduate certificate programs--Community College Teaching, E-Learning and Training & Development--have been combined to create the Teaching, Training, and Educational Technology (TTET) Graduate Certificate program.

Dr. Chad Hoggan,
Program Coordinator
Phone: 919-515-6290
Delivery Method: Web-based/Online
Admissions Web Page

Career prospects
(What can I do with this program of study?)

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 masters programs.

(What will I learn?)

Certificate students choose one of five specialty areas:

  • Training and Development
  • Instructional Design
  • E-Learning/Educational Technology
  • Community College Teaching
  • Community College Leadership

All certificate students take EAC 692 –TTET Capstone project. The remaining four courses in each speciality area vary depending on the area selected. See the TTET website or contact the program coordinator for the specific courses required in each speciality area. TTET courses include:

  • EAC 538 – Instructional Strategies in Adult & Higher Education
  • EAC 539 – Teaching in the Online Environment
  • EAC 556 – Organization Change in HRD: Theory & Practice
  • EAC 559 – The Adult Learner
  • EAC 560/584 –Assessment & Evaluation
  • EAC 580 – Designing Instructional Systems in Training & Development
  • EAC 581 – Advanced Instructional Design in Training & Development
  • EAC 582 – Organization and Operation of Training & Development Programs
  • EAC 583 – Needs Assessment and Task Analysis in Training & Development
  • EAC 585 – Integrating Technology into Training Programs
  • EAC 586 – Methods and Techniques of Training & Development
  • EAC 595 – Special Topics (Leadership)
  • EAC 692 –TTET Capstone project
  • EAC 700 – Community College and Two-Year Postsecondary Education
  • EAC 704 – Leadership in Higher & Community College Education
  • EAC 703 – Programming Processes in Adult & Community College Education
  • EAC 778 – Law and Higher Education
  • EAC 795 – Contemporary Issues in Adult and Community College Education
Estimated Total Credit Hours Required: 15

Admissions requirements
(Is this the program for me? How do I apply?)

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.

Plan of study
(How much time will it take?)

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.

Registration information
(When can I start?)

Go to the Graduate School Admissions Web site to apply for admission to the graduate certificate program. Or, to register for courses as a non-degree student, click on "Apply & Enroll." Courses are offered online in Fall, Spring and Summer.

Estimated Tuition and Fees
(How much will it cost?)

Tuition Level: Graduate (View more information about tuition)
Fees: Graduate ASG, Graduate Ed/Tech
Resident: $6,112.05
Non-resident: $13,387.05

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