The Instructional Technology program offers graduate-level certificate programs in Computer-Based Instruction; Distance Learning and Administration; and a Special Endorsement in Computer Education (079 Special Endorsement through the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction). The certificate programs require completion of six courses that can be completed completely online (see specific information for each certificate, below). A graduate certificate indicates advanced study and accomplishment in a specific aspect of instructional technology. Diplomas are issued by the university’s Graduate School upon completion. The 18 credits earned while completing a graduate certificate may be directly applied to the instructional technology masters programs (18 credits is roughly half of the required courses for the masters degrees).
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The Certificate in Computer-based Instruction is designed to teach basic instructional, visual, and interface design principles. Certificate students will apply these principles using various software tools, including computer-based, online, and virtual reality tools. The focus will be on developing instructional software and related computer-based instruction applications within corporate training, higher education, military training, and K-12 school settings. Click here for information on Gainful Employment.
Applicants to the Certificate in Computer-based Instruction must meet the same admissions requirements as for the Master in Science in Instructional Technology program.
Coordinator of Certificate in Computer-based Instruction: Dr. William Sugar - email@example.com
The Certificate in Distance Learning and Administration (formerly the Certificate in Distance Instruction) is designed to provide interested persons an opportunity to learn the basic principles of distance delivery of classes, to manage distance-delivered classes, and to evaluate their effectiveness.
The educational objectives of the Certificate in Distance Learning and Administration are to provide interested persons an opportunity to learn the basic principles of distance delivery of classes, to manage distance-delivered classes and evaluate their effectiveness, and to administer distance education programs. Click here for information on Gainful Employment.
Applicants to the Certificate in Distance Learning and Administration must meet similar admissions requirements as for the Masters in Instructional Technology program. However, standardized test scores (GRE, MAT) are NOT required for admission to the certificate program.
All courses are offered online. Courses are offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters, but not all courses are offered every semester. See the MS in Instructional Technology course rotation for more details. Below are the course descriptions.
Coordinator of Certificate in Distance Learning and Administration: Dr. Abbie Brown - firstname.lastname@example.org
This certificate is designed to provide interested persons the opportunity to receive the 18 graduate credit hours required for 079 Special Endorsement in Computers in Education through the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Applicants to this certificate program must meet the same admissions requirements as for the MAEd (Instructional Technology) program. Graduate School admissions and retention standards will apply. Applicants to the Certificate for Special Endorsement in Computers in Education must currently have (or be eligible for) a NC teaching license. Students may transfer up to 9 semester hours as a nondegree student toward the graduate MAEd in Instructional Technology.
The following six courses are required of all students in the certificate program.
Program Coordinator for Special Endorsement in Computer Education Certificate: Dr. Carol A. Brown, email@example.com
Dr. Ron Preston firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Students Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education
East Carolina University Mail Stop 566 Greenville, NC 27858 Phone:252-328-9355