2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Instructional Technology Certificate Program

CIP: 131321

The purpose of this certificate is to facilitate the professional growth of trainers and educators in the use of instructional technology.

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Core Courses

CSIS 44582Technology Curriculum and Integration


CSIS 44614Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning


CSIS 44635Instructional Systems Design


Electives-Choose 6 hours from:

CSIS 44515Effective Assessment


CSIS 44585Instructional Technology and the Learning Process


CSIS 44626Multimedia Systems


CSIS 44645Computers and Networks


CSIS 44650Building a Virtual Learning Environment


CSIS 44656Current Issues in Instructional Technology


Total Credit Hours: 15

Admission Requirements for Certificate in Instructional Technology

  1. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and submit undergraduate transcripts.
  2. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 is needed to enter the certificate program.

General Requirements and Policies for Certificate in Instructional Technology

  1. A member of the Graduate Faculty for School of Computer Science and Information Systems  will serve as the major advisor.  The major advisor will assist students in approving and submitting the Degree Audit to the Graduate Office.  When updates are complete, the student will be notified to review and agree to the Degree Audit.  The major advisor must approve any additional changes to the student's Degree Audit by notifying the Graduate Office.
  2. All courses in the certificate program can be applied toward the M.S. Instructional Technology degree. (Such students must formally apply for admission to this program and complete all admission requirements.)
  3. A minimum grade point average of 3.00 must be earned for the courses in the certificate program.
  4. The comprehensive examination will be scheduled and administered by faculty members in the School of Computer Science and Information Systems area.
  5. A comprehensive examination must be successfully completed over the required courses.