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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: 6 units</strong><br />
<strong>LDT 540</strong> <em>Educational Technology</em><br />
<strong>LDT 544</strong> <em>Instructional Design</em><br /><br />
<strong>Electives: 9 units selected from:</strong></em><br />
<strong>LDT 561</strong> <em>Adv. Web-based Multimedia Development</em><br />
<strong>LDT 570</strong> <em>Adv. Teaching with Technology</em><br />
<strong>LDT 572</strong> <em>Technology for Course Delivery</em><br />
<strong>LDT 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://sdsupsfa.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_db39SLB7oGLdvh3" target="_blank" title="student database">student database</a> to receive LDT'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://ldt.sdsu.edu" target="_blank">Learning Design and Technology website</a>. Add your name to the <a href="https://sdsupsfa.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_db39SLB7oGLdvh3" target="_blank" title="LDT distance database">LDT distance database</a> to receive registration information and the semester newsletter.
Systematic design of products for education and training. Use of analyses and content mapping to set instructional goals. Instructional methods derived from learning theories for use in schools, universities, corporations, and other settings. Rapid prototyping of instructional products. (Formerly numbered Educational Technology 544.)
Learning Design and Technology 540.
Selected problems in educational technology. May be repeated with new content. Limit of nine units of any combination of 296, 496, 596 courses applicable to a bachelor’s degree. Maximum credit of six units of 596 applicable to a bachelor’s degree. Credit for 596 and 696 applicable to a master’s degree with approval of the graduate adviser.