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Instructional Technology Certificates

These certificate programs will be offered beginning Spring 2020.  Applications to the university for Spring 2020 are open now!

The Instructional Technology Certificate Program focuses on the design, creation, utilization, and evaluation of dynamic learning objects within the context of a variety of real world learning experiences. The field of instructional technology continues to expand with an increasing need for highly-trained professionals with credentials in design, implementation, and evaluation of multimedia learning materials and instructional design theories. Providing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary experience, this certificate program combines the fields of education, cognitive science, instructional design, information technology, and social media management. Graduates of this certificate program are versatile designers who are able to:

  •     Incorporate highly-effective design practices and theories in the development of curriculum, training and instruction
  •     Apply instructional design practices and technologies in real world environments to solve social, cultural, and economic challenges
  •     Facilitate organizational change and strategically recommend technology adoption
  •     Utilize instructional tools and practices to increase learner-related performance through the employment of emerging instructional technologies
  •     Develop and assess effective technology-supported learning assets and environments
  •     Perform as a liaison and expert to empower others in the effective use of instructional design tools and practices
  •     Evaluate, critique, and recommend appropriate technologies to enhance teaching and learning

Working collaboratively with discipline and subject matter experts, certificate holders in this field provide instructional design expertise in a number of exciting environments including:

  •     K-12 and postsecondary classroom and online instruction
  •     Instructional media production
  •     Corporate training
  •     Health institutions and training
  •     Public and cultural institutions
  •     Publishing companies
  •     Non-profit organizations
  •     The military

We offer two pathways for this certificate; one for undergraduate students who are seeking their first bachelor's degree, and one for post-baccalaureate students who have already completed a bachelor of arts degree.

 

Instructional Technology Certificate (Undergraduate)

This certificate program is open to all undergraduate students who have not already completed a bachelor's degree. To complete the certificate program, a minimum grade of "C" in all certificate courses and an overall certificate GPA of 2.75 are required.

Required Courses:

  •     EDT 2050 - Instructional Design Thinking Credits: 3
  •     EDT 2060 - Digital Life and Learning Credits: 3
  •     EDT 3050 - Games, Applications, and Instructional Interaction Credits: 3
  •     EDT 3060 - Instructional Multimedia Credits: 3
  •     EDT 4050 - Emerging Issues and Innovation Credits: 3

        Program Total: 15 Credits

 

Instructional Technology Certificate (Post-Baccalaureate)

Only students with a conferred bachelor's degree from an accredited institution are eligible to earn the certificate. To complete the certificate program, a minimum grade of "C" in all certificate courses and an overall certificate GPA of 2.75 are required.

Required Courses:

  •     EDT 2050 - Instructional Design Thinking Credits: 3
  •     EDT 2060 - Digital Life and Learning Credits: 3
  •     EDT 3050 - Games, Applications, and Instructional Interaction Credits: 3
  •     EDT 3060 - Instructional Multimedia Credits: 3
  •     EDT 4050 - Emerging Issues and Innovation Credits: 3

Capstone/Internship:

  •     EDT 4090 - Instructional Prototyping Credits: 3

        Program Total: 18 Credits

 


 


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