The Learning Systems Technology Education (LSTE) unit prepares students in the field of instructional design and technology for careers in public schools, community colleges, higher education institutions, business, industry, military, and medical settings or other facilities.
Educational technologists analyze problems in all aspects of human learning; they revise, implement, evaluate, and manage solutions to those problems. Aspects of the program include the psychology and development of the learner, learning resources development and application, and societal concerns pertaining to instructional technology. Because these careers deal with services to the entire population, all courses in this program make specific efforts to include the needs of exceptional learners and learners with disabilities.
The LSTE certificate program is designed to provide graduates a greater understanding of the dynamic interactions between content, pedagogy, and technology. It also fulfills the core requirements for those wanting to move on to the M.Ed. in LSTE.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on all undergraduate hours, or 3.25 GPA on the last 60 hours (including post-baccalaureate hours)
- Submit graduate school application, official transcripts, a biographical data form and two letters of recommendation to the UALR Graduate School.
- After you have completed your online application to the Graduate School, a program coordinator will evaluate your materials. Once you receive your acceptance letter, you may start the program in any semester.