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Instructional Design and Technology Certificate
The purpose of the Instructional Design and Technology certificate is to prepare professionals across a range of settings include Pk-12, higher education, corporate, government, and non-profit organizations to effectively design instruction and integrate technology to support learning and school or workplace performance. The certificate will prepare graduates to develop and lead all aspects of an instructional technology program within a school district, other educational agency, or business or government setting. Graduates of the certificate will be prepared to design instruction and related courseware using a range of technologies, as informed by principles, theories, and research. They will learn how to design and plan effective online, blended, and technology-enabled instruction; develop multimedia instructional materials and products; plan, organize, and coordinate instructional technology across a school, district, or organization; evaluate the effectiveness and intended outcomes (both short- and long-term); leverage and design instructional technologies for diverse learner populations; identify critical ethical and legal issues; and prepare related written documents such as needs analyses, reviews, and data-based justification for instructional technology recommendations.
The certificate program is available to non-degree seeking students and enrollment is part-time. Students may begin taking courses in either the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Part-time students who take 3 credit hours (1 class) per semester could complete the certificate in 6 semesters (2 years with summer courses). Students who take 6 credit hours (2 classes) per semester could complete the certificate in 1 year (courses in fall, spring, and summer semesters).