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Instructional Design and Technology Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in the Instructional Design and Technology is offered fully online to meet the needs of educators who like to utilize and integrate educational technology, including emerging technologies in schools and classrooms. This program is also to prepare technology facilitators and leaders, an increasingly important mission for educational technology programs. Participants of this program will improve their knowledge and skills in the use and integration of technology in various educational settings. More specifically at the end of this certificate program, participants will:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of technology operations and concepts,
  • Plan, design, and model effective learning environments and multiple experiences supported by technology,
  • Apply and implement curriculum plans that include methods and strategies for utilizing technology to maximize student learning,
  • Apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies,
  • Apply technology to enhance and improve personal productivity and professional practice,
  • Understand the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in educational settings,
  • Promote the development and implementation of technology infrastructure, procedures, policies, plans, and budgets for PK-20 schools, and
  • Contribute to the shared vision for campus integration of technology and, foster an environment and culture conducive to the realization of the vision.
Instructional Design and Technology Certificate is offered in the following locations: Online

Because the graduate certificate in Instructional Design and Technology has specific entrance and degree requirements you should meet with an academic advisor to ensure that you have met the following requirements:

• A completed bachelor's degree (last 60 credit hours) or master's program from an accredited institution with an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
• A completed application form, along with copies of all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts and payment of Graduation College application fees.
• Two letters of recommendation dated within six months of the date of application and written by professionals who are in a position to address the applicant's ability to succeed at the graduate level.
• A completed student information form that includes a brief statement of long-range professional goals and a 500-word summary on a topic relating to educational technology.

Please contact Carol Lehman if you have any questions or if you are interested in learning more about this program, or, if you are interested in sitting down with an academic advisor to assist you in applying to this program, please contact Interim Program Director Chris Johnson.

To apply to the program, submit the UA Graduate College Admission Application.

This program requires 15 credit/units and students can choose any 5 courses from the Master's program ETCV offerings (these units might be transferred towards the Master of Science in Educational Technology ). Course descriptions of all ETCV graduate courses are available here.

Courses have required live online synchronous sessions noted in the Schedule of Classes (when the entire class logins in at the same time).  Courses in the certificate include:

  • ETCV 623: Designing Online Learning Environments

This course addresses the principles of online learning environment design. Emphasis will be placed on research-based guidelines developed for synchronous and asynchronous forms of online education.

  • ETCV 524: Educational Gaming and Simulations

Study of educational gaming from theoretical and design perspectives, and the practical aspects of evaluating and implementing games, simulations, and virtual environments for teaching and learning. This course will also examine the impact of games and simulations on society and education.

  • ETCV 538: Mobile Technologies for Learning

Introduction to the use, philosophy, and theory in scaffolding learning in mobile environments in informal and formal educational settings. This course examines design issues, programming, implementation, and evaluation of mobile devices and environments as a fluid field.

Minor Offered: No
Program Type: Certificate
Program Career Level: Graduate Degree
Locations Offered: Online

Chris Johnson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor | Interim Program Director, Educational Technology
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