Graduate Certificate in Instructional/Educational Technology
The College of Education offers master's programs in instructional technology leading to a Master of Arts (M.A.) or a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree.The M.A. program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals in various settings. It enables candidates to complete courses in traditional, Web, and mixed mode (with one face-to-face meeting every other week). It also offers tracks in educational technology, instructional systems and e-learning that enable candidates to pursue careers in business and industry, K12 and higher education. The Instructional Systems Track (also leading to an M.A. degree) is designed for prospective and practicing instructional designers, training developers, multimedia specialists and training directors/managers in business, industry, government, or other settings where training, professional development and lifelong learning takes place. Candidates develop expertise in how and why people learn, how to stimulate and facilitate learning, and in the use of alternative instructional delivery systems. Candidates analyze training requirements and design, develop, evaluate, and manage training and educational programs using of current and emerging technologies.
International Student Requirements:
In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.