Certificate Program in Instructional Technology Management
Research shows that the field of e-learning is growing and many new professionals will be needed in the future. This certificate, which is comprised of six courses from the Master of Science in Instructional Technology Management (ITM) degree program could lead to jobs such as chief learning officer, instructional architect and/or designer, or enter many other exciting and well paying positions. The certificate in ITM provides the opportunity for graduates to occupy many roles within an organization; assessing performance goals, developing learning objectives, designing instructional materials, delivering curriculum in classrooms, online or in blended environments, and using new and ever-evolving technologies to improve human performance and reduce costs.
The certificate is half of (or 18 credit hours/6 courses) the M.S. in ITM. Just like the M.S. in ITM, the ITM Certificate program combines theory, hands-on design experience, and management skills to provide learners with a theoretical and intellectual foundation of instructional design principles, methods and techniques. It provides an understanding of adult learning theories and the training to evaluate software, applications, programs, and methods in the context of the corporate training environment. This program provides opportunities to design, build, and implement multimedia and online projects for e-learning in corporate, government, or educational settings with an understanding of asssessment and evaluation techniques. This program will also equip the learner
with the leadership skills necessary to provide the vision, strategies, and solutions needed to create and sustain a learning culture. This certificate program is designed in the same context as the M.S. in ITM degree and isessential in the global corporate, organizational, or government training environments.
The ITM graduate certificate provides an entry vehicle for those who want to pursue their education in ITM, but may not be ready to commit to a full M.S. degree.
The certificate includes six courses:
ITM 600 Principles of Instructional Design
ITM 605 The Adult as Learner
ITM 610 Project Management
ITM 615 Web Design, Usability, and Visual Literacy
The other three ITM courses are elective requirements and can include any ITM course, except ITM 700, which is the M.S. Capstone project.
The tuition and fees for the ITM Certificate program are the same tuition and fees for the M.S. in ITM program.