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teacher-webpage-for-IT-websiteThe 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 are offered  entirely 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).

Goals

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.

Admissions

Applicants to the Certificate in Computer-based Instruction must meet the same admissions requirements as for the Master in Science in Instructional Technology program.

 Course Sequence

The Certificate in Computer-based Instruction requires 18 semester hours of graduate level course work in distance delivery of courses as follows: 
  • EDTC 6020, 
  • EDTC 6030, 
  • EDTC 6045, 
  • EDTC 6135, 
  • EDTC 6240 or EDTC 6242, and 
  • EDTC 7030. 
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.

Courses

  • EDTC 6020. Principles of Instructional Design (3) Systematic process for design of instruction. Task analysis and task analysis diagrams, learner and context analysis, and development of instructional strategies.
  • EDTC 6030. Authoring Systems for Instructional Product Development (3) Use of authoring systems for design, development, and testing instructional course ware.
  • EDTC 6045. Human-Computer Interface Design (3) Design and evaluate human-computer interfaces for information and instructional products. Applies human-computer interface principles and user-centered design perspective to project development.
  • EDTC 6135. Instructional Graphics for Educational Media (3) Design and production of graphic and visual elements for instructional applications. Covers electronic and print-based static and interactive media.
  • EDTC 6240. Virtual Reality: Principles and Applications (3) Basic principles of virtual reality. Emphasis on applications in education and other fields. Students select special projects according to their interests and build virtual environments.
  • EDTC 7030. Web Teaching: Design and Development (3) Principles of Internet (web-based) instruction, including using Internet tools for instruction, and instructional design approaches.

Contact

Coordinator of Certificate in Computer-based Instruction: Dr. William Sugar - sugarw@ecu.edu

 

Goals

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.

Admissions

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.

Course Sequence

The Certificate in Distance Learning and Administration requires 18 semester hours of graduate-level course work in distance delivery of courses. The following six courses are required of all students in the certificate program. 

  • EDTC 6010
  • EDTC 6020
  • EDTC 6300
  • EDTC 7030
  • EDTC 7040
  • EDTC 7330

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.

Courses

  • EDTC 6010. Introduction to Instructional Technology (3) Overview of historical background, theories, instructional design and development, deliverers of instruction, current issues and trends.
  • EDTC 6020*. Principles of Instructional Design (3) Systematic process for design of instruction. Task analysis and task analysis diagrams, learner and context analysis, and development of instructional strategies. *EDTC 6060. Using the World Wide Web for Research (3) may be substituted for EDTC 6020 if one was accepted to the certificate program before Spring 2009.
  • EDTC 6300. Introduction to Distance Learning (3) Introduction to distance learning from an administrative and program development standpoint.
  • EDTC 7030. Web Teaching: Design and Development (3) Prerequisite: EDTC 6300 or 7310. Principles of Internet (web-based) instruction, including using Internet tools for instruction, and instructional design approaches.
  • EDTC 7040. Instructional Strategies for Distance Learning (3) Principles and theories of distance learning, including design, delivery, and evaluation.
  • EDTC 7330. Management of Distance Education (3) Internet connectivity required. Introduction to management of distance education programs, covering online course management, strategic planning, faculty development and support services, student services, issues, and future trends.

Contact

Coordinator of Certificate in Distance Learning and Administration: Dr. Abbie Brown - brownab@ecu.edu

 

Goals

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. Click here for information on Gainful Employment.

Admissions

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.

Course Sequence

The following six courses are required of all students in the certificate program.

  • EDTC 6010
  • EDTC 6020
  • EDTC 6035
  • EDTC 6070
  • EDTC 6139
  • EDTC 6149

Courses

  • EDTC 6010 Introduction to Instructional Technology (3) (F, S) Overview of historical background, theories, instructional design and development, deliverers of instruction, current issues, and trends.
  • EDTC 6020 Principles of Instructional Design (3) (F, S) Systematic process for design of instruction. Task analysis and evaluation techniques.
  • EDTC 6035 Integration of Computers in K12 Curriculum (3) (F) In-depth study of the NC K-12 Computer Skills curriculum with emphasis on developing strategies, materials, and staff development to integrate technology across content areas within the standard course of study. Open to other graduate education majors.
  • EDTC 6070 Digital Literacy for 21st. Century Classroom (3) Prepare educators in the use of information communication and technology (ICT) literacy skills.
  • EDTC 6139 Selection and Integration of Multimedia for P12 Schools (3) (proposed for spring 2004) Provides methods and materials for using a variety of multimedia formats in teaching. Focus is on enhancement of lessons related to the standard curriculum for the K12 classroom.
  • EDTC 6149 Administration of School Technology Programs(3) (proposed for spring 2004) Theory and methods of building effective school technology programs. Includes professional development issues, decisions related to technology infrastructure, creating and implementing policy, collaboration, and community outreach.

Contact

Program Coordinator for Special Endorsement in Computer Education Certificate: Dr. Carol A. Brown, browncar@ecu.edu

Graduate School Admission Information

Please check the specific requirements listed above for each of the certificates. Otherwise,

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Do you have any further questions or need help with the process? Please contact us.

Dr. Ron Preston prestonr@ecu.edu
Director of Students Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education
East Carolina University Mail Stop 566 Greenville, NC 27858 Phone:252-328-9355