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Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology will provide students not enrolled in either the IT master’s degree or doctoral concentration with a means to develop IT skills and knowledge applicable to multiple areas of education, including K-12, higher education, government, military and business. Students who complete the Certificate Program in Instructional Technology will be provided formal recognition of their expertise in the field. This recognition will communicate to prospective employers that graduates have the skills and academic preparation necessary to teach in Instructional Technology and to lead campus and organizational instructional technology initiatives.

Individuals completing the required coursework are awarded a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology; the coursework DOES NOT lead to certification/licensure in K-12 education.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the IT Certificate Program (Instructional Technology CRT) must be students in good standing in a master’s, specialist or doctoral degree program. Alternatively, students may hold a bachelor’s degree and 18 graduate semester hours in a teaching discipline or professional field (the latter may be earned concurrently with the Certificate).

Application Process

The applicant selects the IT Certificate Program when applying at the Graduate School’s online “Graduate Application Center.” Students wishing to pursue the certificate subsequent to enrollment in an existing program of study may apply directly with the program coordinator. The application will include the requested Graduate School materials and a Statement of Interest focusing on the student’s motivation for pursuing the certificate.

Applications are accepted throughout the year. For the application to be processed for each semester, the application should be submitted no later than:

  • July 10th for Fall admission
  • November 10th for Spring admission
  • April 10th for Summer admission

Program Requirements

Prerequisites: No prerequisite coursework.

General Requirements: Minimum Required Hours: 15.

6 hours of required core coursework

  • AIL 602 Electronic Instructional Design
  • AIL 604 Distance Technologies

3 hours of required elective coursework

  • AIL 690 Seminar in Instructional Technology OR
  • AIL 601 Principles of Instructional Technology

6 hours of elective coursework

  • AIL 600 Integrating Technology in Teaching and Learning
  • AIL 601 Principles of Instructional Technology
  • AIL 603 Telecommunications and Networking
  • AIL 605 Interactive Multimedia Processes
  • AIL 606 Software Technology
  • AIL 607 Readings in Instructional Technology
  • AIL 630 Technology Management
  • AIL 631 Administrative Technologies
  • AIL 690 Seminar in Instructional Technology

With approval of the Program Coordinator for Instructional Technology, AIL courses taken as part of a student’s existing program of study that meet the requirements of the certificate program will be accepted as credit towards the certificate.