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<strong>Who Should Apply?</strong></br>
This program is for anyone who wishes to develop or enhance professional skills in instructional technology, performance consulting, interactive multimedia, or product development. Students represent a host of interesting backgrounds—from lifeguards to accountants, and from graphic artists to retired executives. Many segue to the <a href="http://www.ces.sdsu.edu/Pages/Engine.aspx?id=702 ">master’s program</a> once they earn the certificate.
<strong>Certificate Requirements</strong><br />
To receive a <strong>Certificate in Instructional Technology</strong>, candidates must complete 15 units of coursework.<br /><br />
<strong>Required: 9 units</strong><br />
<strong>EDTEC 540</strong> <em>Educational Technology</em><br />
<strong>EDTEC 541</strong> <em>Educational Web Multimedia Development</em><br />
<strong>EDTEC 544</strong> <em>Instructional Design</em><br /><br />
<strong>Electives: 6 units selected from:</strong></em><br />
<strong>EDTEC 561</strong> <em>Adv. Web-based Multimedia Development</em><br />
<strong>EDTEC 570</strong> <em>Adv. Teaching with Technology</em><br />
<strong>EDTEC 572</strong> <em>Technology for Course Delivery</em><br />
<strong>EDTEC 596</strong> <em>Special Topics</em><br /><br />
<strong>Registration and Application Procedures</strong><br />
You do not need to apply to the department or submit reference letters for the Instructional Technology certificate.<br /><br />
Register through <a href="/Pages/Engine.aspx?id=545">Open University </a> (download the form) if you plan to attend on campus; you'll need this form on the first night of class. If you plan to attend online, register on this page via the College of Extended studies. You’ll also want to place your contact information in the <a href="https://coedata.sdsu.edu/edtec/online/home.php" target="_blank">student database</a> to receive <acronym title=" Learning Design and Technology">LDT</acronym>'s newsletter.<br /><br />
<strong>Note:</strong> Students earning the Instructional Technology certificate can apply up to 9 program units toward the master's degree, with graduate advisor approval.<br /><br />
<strong>Find out how LDT turns education into performance.</strong> For more information, visit the <a href="http://go.sdsu.edu/education/edtec/index.aspx" target="_blank">Department of Learning Design and Technology</a>. Add your name to the <a href="https://coedata.sdsu.edu/edtec/online/home.php" title="Learning Design and Technology student database" target="_blank">LDT distance database</a> to receive registration information and the semester newsletter.
Rationale, foundations, theories, careers, trends, and issues in educational technology. Implications of educational technology for instruction and information in schools, government, and corporations.
Systems, aesthetic, and learning theories applied to design of web-based educational multimedia. Planning and prototyping digital media. Not open to students with credit in <em>EDTEC 532.</em>
Basic computer literacy
Systematic design of products for education and training. Use of cognitive task analysis to determine instructional content. Development of instructional goals and product specifications. Rapid prototyping of instructional products.
EDTEC 540 and EDTEC 541
Use of technology to support planning, presenting and managing instructor-led courses. Strategies for integrating audience response systems, collaborative tools, and social software into courses.
EDTEC 540 and 541