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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>Performance Technology 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 email@example.com, 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://ldt.sdsu.edu" target="_blank">Learning Design and Technology</a> website for general information, or to learn more about online student application procedures. 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.
An intensive study in selected areas of education culminating in a written project. Limited to students following Plan B for the Master of Arts degree in education.
ED 690 and advancement to candidacy (approved program of study on file) for the MA in Education.
Design, evaluation, and use of simulations and games for education and training. Instructional applications of role plays, board games, and multiplayer virtual worlds. Theories of motivation and interest. (Formerly numbered Educational Technology 670.)
Learning Design and Technology 540 and 541
Organizational and informational systems that support instructional products and services. Individual, team, and organizational analyses. Incentives, feedback, coaching, job-aids, selection, knowledge management, and other performance improvement strategies. (Formerly numbered Educational Technology 685.)
Supervised internship in an educational or training setting. Application to take course must be made during preceding semester.
(Formerly numbered Educational Technology 775.)
Consent of staff; to be arranged with department chair.
Individual study. May involve fieldwork. Maximum credit six units applicable to a master’s degree. (Formerly numbered Educational Technology 798.)
Consent of staff; to be arranged with department chair and instructor.
The College of Extended Studies is a State-approved provider for the Federal Workforce Investment Act for this program.