The graduate level Instructional Technology Certificate, offered by Information Media (IM) at St. Cloud State University, combines theory with application in a 10 to 12-credit program.
College graduates seeking advanced learning in instructional technology find a viable, career-enhancing option in earning this certificate. Students work directly with technology to develop projects that demonstrate their growing understanding of instructional and information theory.
Teachers who earn the Instructional Technology Certificate are recognized as skilled users of technology who can effectively integrate 21st century curriculum into their classrooms.
Other professionals find value in the hands-on technology opportunities in the certificate program. Your transcript will read "Instructional Technology Certificate" which will tell employers you are fluent in the use of computer-related technologies.
The certificate in Instructional Technology is designed for full-time or part-time students. Classes are offered in the evening during the academic year and during the day in summer. All classes are available through distance technology. Students may attend class face to face or synchronously form a distance through the Web.
Student Learning Outcomes
Standard 1: DESIGN
Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to design conditions for learning by applying principles, theories, and research associated with instructional systems design, message design, instructional strategies, and learner characteristics.
Standard 2: DEVELOPMENT
Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to develop instructional materials and experiences by applying principles, theories, and research related to print, audiovisual, computer-based, and integrated technologies.
Standard 3: UTILIZATION
Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to use processes and resources for learning by applying principles, theories, and research related to media utilization, diffusion, implementation, and policy-making.
Standard 4: EVALUATION
Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to evaluate the adequacy of instruction and learning by applying principles, theories, and research related to problem analysis, criterion-referenced measurement, formative and summative evaluation, and long-range planning.
Apply for Certificate
Students interested in the Instructional Technology Graduate Certificate should meet with a graduate advisor in the Information Media Department. Contact the HURL\IM office at (320) 308-2062 to make arrangements.
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
- Meet the School of Graduate Studies GPA Requirements.
- Submit the Application for Admission to the School of Graduate Studies.
- Submit the Program and Student Data forms to your IM advisor.
- On completion of all required courses submit the Certificate Completion Application to the School of Graduate Studies.
- A GRE is NOT required for admission to certificate programs.
St. Cloud State University Catalog
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