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2023-2024 SGPP Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 SGPP Catalog and Student Handbook

Teaching, Training, and Leading with Technology Certificate

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The Teaching, Training, and Leading with Technology Certificate program will no longer accept new students after Spring 2023.


This certificate develops mindsets, dispositions, skills, and leadership abilities for anyone who designs, facilitates, or leads learning in environments that value technology as a tool to amplify learning. Students learn a wide breadth of technology tools in a personalized learning environment while employing them in ways that deepen thinking, enhance engagement, and leverage collaboration. Students have the opportunity to augment their own capacity to lead and learn while designing technology-enriched learning in diverse modalities for diverse audiences.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, graduates are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Design technology-enhanced learning that fully leverages the science of how learning occurs.
  2. Evaluate and grow their own dispositions, mindsets, skills, and capacities as learners and leaders.
  3. Employ technology tools that are optimal for the learning environment and learning outcomes.
  4. Create learning systems or solutions that tap into collective wisdom and the power of collaboration.

Program Structure and Delivery

The Teaching, Training, and Leading with Technology Certificate is delivered fully online.

Certificate Requirements

Master’s Degree Completion

For those students seeking to use this certificate toward a full master’s degree, see the following options:, 

M.Ed. in Learning Design & Technology 


The faculty members for this program have earned doctorate or master’s degrees. Faculty are selected for their combination of educational and professional experience and expertise.

Admission Requirements

Applicants may apply for admission to master’s degree programs at any time during the year. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution and maintained an overall grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale. Applicants must demonstrate the language proficiency necessary for successful graduate coursework. Applicants may complete an interview with a program administrator as part of the admission process.

Application Process

Applicants must submit the following:

  1. Completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee (fee not required for alumni or students seeking readmission or veterans and active military personnel), and
  2. An official transcript(s) issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed bachelor degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits. (An official transcript is one that is sent to the university by the credit-granting institution. Transcripts from countries other than the U.S. must be evaluated on a course by course basis by a university accepted evaluation service, such as World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives, or One Earth International Credential Evaluators and be deemed equivalent to accredited U.S. university standards).  Evaluations from an approved member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES.org) will also be accepted.
  3. A reflective essay which includes the following:
    1. brief description of the applicant’s background, training, and experience; and
    2. statement indicating the career goals of the applicant and their reasons for seeking admission to the program; and
    3. description of the areas the applicant considers to be their strengths and areas in which the applicant wishes to develop greater strengths and abilities; and
    4. personal information the applicant wishes to share.
  4. Letter(s) of recommendation that verify professional and/or volunteer experience and academic ability; and
  5. A current résumé listing educational background and work experience.
  6. Applicants with international transcripts may require an English language proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or MELAB accepted.)

Please Note: Application materials should be sent to the attention of the Office of Admission on the Twin Cities Campus.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Office of Admission
2500 Park Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55404

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