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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: 6 units</strong><br />
<strong>LDT 540</strong> Educational Technology<br />
<strong>LDT 544</strong> Instructional Design<br /><br />
<strong>Electives:</strong> 9 units (600- and 700-level courses only), as approved by the program director or graduate advisor. <strong>Note:</strong> LDT 690, ED 795A and ED 795B do not qualify as certificate electives.<br /><br />
<strong>Potential electives include:</strong><br />
<strong>LDT 640</strong> <em>Psychology of Technology-based Learning</em><br />
<strong>LDT 650</strong> <em>eLearning Design and Development</em><br />
<strong>LDT 670</strong> <em>Exploratory Learning through Simulation and Games</em><br />
<strong>LDT 671</strong> <em>Learning Environment Design</em><br />
<strong>LDT 680</strong> <em>Evaluation Techniques for the Performance Technologist</em><br />
<strong>LDT 684</strong> <em>Management of Educational Technology</em><br />
<strong>LDT 685</strong> <em>Informational & Instructional Technologies for Organizations</em><br />
<strong>LDT 700</strong> <em>Seminar in Educational Technology</em><br />
<strong>LDT 775</strong> <em>Directed Internship</em><br />
<strong>LDT 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 visit the <a href="http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/admissions/grad/index.html" target="_blank">Division of Graduate Affairs</a>, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 earned.<br /><br />
<strong>Find out how LDT turns education into performance.</strong> For more information, visit the <a href="http://edweb2.net/ldt/" 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://docs.google.com/a/mail.sdsu.edu/forms/d/1shnAKz04Cx-4pfvG0z_jc-RB9eEdQPMaKZymHW4lm_8/viewform" target="_blank" title="Learning Design and Technology student database">LDT distance database</a> to receive registration information and the semester newsletter.