Instructional Design & Technology Graduate Academic Certificate

The Instructional Design & Technology Graduate Academic Certificate (GAC-INDT):

  • Prepares individuals to work as instructional designers and technologists in either educational or corporate settings.
  • Equips students with a theoretical foundation and valuable knowledge in order to analyze and evaluate instruction.
  • Provides students project-based opportunities and hands-on learning experiences using technology to apply design, develop, and implement effective, efficient, and engaging instruction with end goals in mind. 
  • Invites educational technology professionals and others in related fields with prior bachelor's or master's degrees to enhance their knowledge and skills in instructional design and technology.
  • Offers students flexible options and is conducted 100% online. Completed GAC-INDT coursework can be applied toward the Master of Science in Learning Technologies (LT MS) program. 

A total of 12 hours, or 4 courses (3 required & 1 elective), is needed to complete the certificate:

Required Courses

LTEC 5210 - Instructional Systems Design I. The design of instructional systems is examined through research reports on the theoretical assumptions of learning and analysis of learning systems as they apply to the development of educational and instructional training programs.

LTEC 5220 - Multimedia in Technology Applications. Study and analysis of the use of the computer to deliver instruction. Topics include design, development and review techniques for computer assisted instruction, current trends in technology and lesson development with an authoring language.

LTEC 5310 - Human-Computer Interaction. Study of the human as an information processor. Computer interface design that takes into consideration human capabilities and limitations. Educational implications of system input/output facilities. Impact upon instructional system design.

Elective Courses

LTEC 5510 - Technology-Based Learning Environments. Focuses on the process of design, implementation and evaluation of the content and context of teaching and learning in technology-based learning environments. Covers an array of technology-based learning environments that may include web-based learning management systems, 3D immersive environments and others.

LTEC 5200 - New Technologies of Instruction. Selection, utilization and evaluation of media technology, and techniques used in the instructional programs of education and industry. Includes hands-on digital audio and visual processes.

LTEC 5211 - Instructional Systems Design II. Advanced study and application of instructional design principles and models for real world settings. Covers the development of instruction ranging from face-to-face training to digital and online learning technology systems. Builds upon theory and research studied in Instructional Systems Design. Also covered is group management of instructional design processes. Prerequisite: LTEC 5210.

LTEC 5260 - Computer Graphics for Mediated Communications. Application of computer graphics to the preparation and presentation of mediated materials. Includes principles of graphics communication, concepts in computer graphics, graphics input systems, graphics manipulation software and graphics output systems.

Note: Courses listed above may not be offered every semester and may require prerequisites. Accepted students should consult with a program advisor prior to enrolling in the individual courses.

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