The online Instructional Technology Leadership Graduate Certificate at App State

If you are an educational professional or have a desire to gain and refine your skills for technology leadership positions in educational environments, the online, 18-hour Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology Leadership at Appalachian State University is the program for you.

This innovative program is designed to meet the evolving needs of the instructional technology field. Through active scholarship, reflection, professional discourse and interdisciplinary programs of study based on the integration of theory and practice, you will be well-prepared for positions such as chief technology officer or technology director.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor projects employment of computer and information systems managers to grow by 15 percent through 2024.

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  • Technology director
  • Information systems manager
  • Chief technology officer

Certificate details

Program information

  • This program blends synchronous (set meeting times in an online classroom) and asynchronous (with coursework completed on your schedule) courses
  • All 18 hours count as a concentration in Instructional Technology Leadership for those admitted to Appalachian's Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.
  • Completion time: one year
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Note: Not all courses listed may be delivered to App State Online students. Refer curriculum questions to the program contact.

Eligibility and application requirements


Application requirements:

  • Completed online application to graduate school
  • Application fee
  • Unofficial transcripts (or evaluated transcripts for degrees and coursework earned outside of the United States) should be uploaded showing any completed degrees and coursework.
    Note: Official transcripts will be required prior to enrolling.
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Professional Licensure

Appalachian State programs that lead to a professional licensure or certificate are intended to prepare students for licensure or certification in North Carolina. Check the Professional Licensure webpage for information on licensure requirements in other states.

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