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Instructional Technology Leadership Certificate

Available Fall 2020 - Start in August, Finish in May 

This 12-credit hour certificate provides trainers, teachers, and subject matter experts with the knowledge and skills to design and deliver content that supports learning goals.

In this program, you will learn how to use educational technologies and strategies to engage and encourage learners in a variety of contexts. You will also gain skills in identifying relevant evaluation methods that support improvement in how you approach your instruction.

This certificate includes four courses, all offered online:

SCI 621: Educational Technology
3 credit hours

Students are required to take this course during their first two semesters of graduate study. This course provides an introduction to educational technology. This course uses a research-based approach to explore how educational technologies can be applied to enhance educator effectiveness and assist learners in reaching their objectives. Students will also develop strategies for evaluating new educational technologies as they emerge.

SCI 623: History, Security & Ethics of Technology
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SCI 621 or approval of instructor. 
This course is designed to prepare educators with historical, security and ethical situations that will be encountered in educational technology.

SCI 625: Online Pedagogy
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SCI 621 or approval of instructor. 
Teaching and learning online is the primary focus of this course. Students will know and be able to design learning environments that are presented entirely online utilizing a Learning Management System. The emphasis is on designing and learning environments that encourage and motivate students as their knowledge and skills in using a Learning Management System

SCI 633: Instructional Product Development
3 credit hours

Students will examine the use of educational models to create instruction that is appropriate from a pedagogical and practical viewpoint. Emphasis will be on theories and models to support the following: analysis of the learner environment and needs; design of a set of specifications for an effective, efficient, and relevant learner environment; development of all learner and management materials; and evaluation of the results of the development using formative and summative methods. Students will be asked to make well-informed decisions regarding modification to products/ materials/programs (formative) and determining the value of existing products/materials/ programs for possible adoption (summative).