Oct 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Instructional Technology Certificate


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The Instructional Technology Undergraduate 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

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.

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