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<strong>Who Should Apply?</strong><br />
This certificate targets learning professionals who want to hone their instructional design, facilitation, consultation, or project management skills. Graduates of this program take the lead in conceptualizing and producing a wide variety of learning interventions---from self-paced "overview" tutorials to complex electronic performance systems to podcasts and vodcasts. Students tend to have high-level roles in the learning enterprise, no matter the setting in which they happen to work (K-12, higher education, business, nonprofit, military, government).
Prerequisites include a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution – with a grade point average of at least 2.85 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted, as well as a satisfactory score on the verbal and quantitative (typically 299 combined) sections of the GRE General Test.<br /><br />
<strong>Program of Study</strong><br />
To receive an Advanced Certificate in Instructional Design, candidates must complete a minimum of 18 units and maintain a 3.0 (B) grade point average (earning no less than a "C" in any class). The 18 units of coursework are detailed below:<br /><br />
<strong>Required: 9 units</strong><br />
<strong>EDTEC 540</strong> Educational Technology<br />
<strong> EDTEC 541</strong> Educational Web Multimedia Development<br />
<strong>EDTEC 544</strong> Instructional Design<br /><br />
<strong>Electives:</strong> 9 units (600- and 700-level courses only), as approved by the program director or department chair. <strong>Note:</strong> ED 690, ED 795A and ED 795B do not count towards certificate electives.<br /><br />
<strong>Potential electives include:</strong><br />
<strong>EDTEC 680</strong> <em>Evaluation Techniques for the Performance Technologist</em><br />
<strong>EDTEC 640</strong> <em>Psychology of Technology-based Learning</em><br />
<strong>EDTEC 650</strong> <em>eLearning Design and Development</em><br />
<strong>EDTEC 670</strong> <em>Exploratory Learning through Simulation and Games</em><br />
<strong>EDTEC 671</strong> <em>Learning Environment Design</em><br />
<strong>EDTEC 684</strong> <em>Management of Educational Technology</em><br />
<strong>EDTEC 685</strong> <em>Informational & Instructional Technologies for Organizations</em><br />
<strong>EDTEC 700</strong> <em>Seminar in Educational Technology</em><br />
<strong>EDTEC 775</strong> <em>Directed Internship</em><br />
<strong>EDTEC 798</strong> <em>Independent Study</em><br /><br />
This is a graduate certificate that requires a formal application to both the university and to the department. In order to earn an advanced certificate or master's degree, you must apply and be admitted to SDSU. For more information, please contact the Division of Graduate Affairs at <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>, visit <a href="http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/admissions/grad/" target="_blank">http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/admissions/grad/</a> or call (619) 594-5213.<br /><br />
<strong>Note:</strong> Students earning the Instructional Design certificate can apply up to 9 program units toward the <a href="/Pages/Engine.aspx?id=702">master’s degree</a>, with graduate advisor approval. The Instructional Design certificate classes do not count towards the MA degree if the certificate is received.<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> for general information, or to learn more about online student application procedures. 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
Design of project-based and problem-based learning using Internet resources. Constructivist learning with online databases. Collaboration with distance classrooms and experts.
EDTEC 540 and 541.
Management of instructional design and performance interventions. Development of timelines, staffing plans, communication strategies, and budgets.
Acceptance to the Master's Degree or an Advanced Certificate Program; EDTEC 540; Recommended: EDTEC 544.
Selected areas, topics in educational technology. May be repeated with new content. See Class Schedule for specific content. Maximum credit six units applicable to a master's degree.
Acceptance to the Master's Degree or an Advanced Certificate Program; EDTEC 540.