The Instructional Technology (IT) Certificate is intended to provide graduate-level
students an opportunity to explore the field of instructional technology and design.
The IT Certificate can offer students a chance to expand their professional development
in terms of integrating technology in the work settings, determine whether IT is a
career they want to pursue, and/or add onto their credentials to help with job advancement.
The certificate is available to students from any discipline whether their current
careers are in education, science, business, arts, health, and others. Instructional
technology is an interdisciplinary field that caters to students’ desire to acquire
technology-based skills in improving workplace settings and developing instructional
materials and programs.
If students first enroll in the IT Certificate and later want to pursue the Master’s
of Science in Human Capital Development (Instructional Technology and Design), coursework
taken for the IT Certificate can be applied toward the master’s. Students already
enrolled in a graduate degree program (e.g., master’s) can apply for the IT Certificate
if they have taken the required 12-hour coursework (see below) as long as the degree
has not been awarded.
Students planning to obtain an Instructional Technology (IT) Certificate are required
to take the following coursework, totaling 12 hours, from the Instructional Technology
and Design Program in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Human Capital Development.
All coursework in the IT Certificate is offered online.
ITD 645 – Technology in Education
HCD 643 – Design and Development of Performance Improvement
In addition, students must take two courses from the following list depending upon
ITD 648 – Digital Communications in Education
ITD 650 – Instructional Strategies of Online Teaching
ITD 709 – Leadership in Instructional Technology
ITD 755 – Web Development and Assessment
HCD 640 – Workforce Development Models
HCD 660 – Foundation of Human Capital Development
HCD 725 – Advanced workforce Analysis