The University of North Dakota's online Instructional Design & Technology Graduate Certificate with an emphasis in K-12 Integration focuses on developing IDT skills as they apply to an educational setting.
Through online courses, you will:
-study the latest technology and its uses for teaching and learning.
-use a process that is part science and part art to develop effective instruction for the K-12 classroom.
-analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate technology-based instruction that is effective and reflects sound ID principles.
-develop computer-based instruction, multimedia, web-based instruction, video-based instruction, and even simulations and games for learning.
-design learning for anyone, any time, on any topic, and in any format.
As a graduate of the online program, you will be better equipped to:
-apply various methods for using technology to deliver instruction.
-develop lesson plans and use media according to principles of technology integration.
-understand the issues surrounding the use of simulations and games in K-12 learning environments.
-integrate commercial games into learning environments.
-develop new games and simulations around specific content.
UND's part-time, online program is designed for working professionals who are unable to complete an on-campus program. You are not required to come to campus at any time.
Pay in-state tuition rates for online courses regardless of where you live. Compared to paying the out-of-state tuition rate, this can translate into big savings for you!
The Graduate Certificate is designed for those who do not need or want a full IDT master’s program, but who want documentation of their skills in instructional design and technology. However, all courses in the Graduate Certificate program may be applied to the fully-online MEd or MS in Instructional Design & Technology should you be admitted at a later date.
The UND College of Education & Human Development is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The University of North Dakota as a whole is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
International Student Requirements:
If English is not your native language, you must complete the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) prior to admission. If you have recieved a bachelor's degree or higher from the United States or English-speaking Canada, you are not required to fulfill the English test requirement.