Certificate and Program of Study
Graduate Certificate in Educational Media/Instructional Technology: Web-based Distance Learning
New Cohort Now Forming
- Application deadline for Spring (January) Cohort: November 1
- Application deadline for Fall (August) Cohort: July 1
Application Request: Contact Lindsay Parker, ASU Distance/Extension: 828-262-7334 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The certificate program is designed to meet the interest and needs of community college and higher education faculty/staff, K-12 teachers, media specialist, corporate and health trainers, and individuals interested in the design and development of online educational and training materials/programs. The certificate program serves individuals who do not wish to earn a Master of Arts degree, but wish to expand their knowledge and skills in web-delivered online distance learning and teaching.
The Certificate Program provides participants with a diversity of learning experiences. These include web page development, the development of virtual learning communities, instructional design, multimedia production, and online teaching.
Format and Organization
To complete the Certificate in Web-based distance learning the student needs to complete 15 hours of approved course of study by the program advisor (see below). The certificate program is delivered completely online. Please note: a student who wishes to enter the Master of Arts graduate program is strongly advised to apply to the graduate school before the completion of 9 credit hours.
Certificate programs begin in the fall or spring semester. Students take one (1) class per semester and complete the program in 5 semesters (including 1 summer semester). Students can elect to take more courses each semester and shorten the completion time.
Sample Plan of Study for Certificate Program Starting in Fall Semester
* Certificate cohorts need 15 students to begin
(The certificate program requires 15 credits for completion. Each course is 3 credit hours.)
|First Fall||CI 5642 Introduction to Web Page Design and Development|
|First Spring||CI 5200 Multimedia Image Production|
|Summer||CI 5630 Instructional Technology; CI 5530 Web 2.0 and Social Networking or CI 5636 Emerging Issues & Trends (a current topic)*|
|Second Fall||CI 5921 Instructional Design **|
|Second Spring||CI 5636 Online Teaching and Learning (follows Instructional Design -- 2 course sequence) *|
Note: This is a typical sample program of study; individual student's work may vary from this sample. Deviations are approved in consulation with your program coordinator.
* Emerging Issues and Trends in Media and Technology, up to 9 hours
** Instructional Design must be taken before Online Teaching and Learning
Note: students wishing to move from the certificate program must contact the program coordinator before completing two (2) classes.
Access to the Internet (broadband is required) and a computer (Mac or Windows). Experiences with the Internet browsing and searching, word processing, and email is required.
A baccalaureate from an accredited college or university (or a corresponding degree for non-USA students). Individuals wishing to be admitted to the certificate program need to contact the Program Advisor (Herb Brown email@example.com ) and submit an application form through Lindsey Parker (firstname.lastname@example.org), the interim Graduate Application Coordinator/University Extension Program. A bachelors degree is required for admission to the graduate certificate program.
Tution and Fees: http://distance.appstate.edu/financial-information
Students missing the university deadline for application may start as a "non-degree" student.
Contact the Graduate Coordinator/Extension Office
Contact the Program Advisor and Coordinator
Dr. Herb Brown
Office: (828) 262-3132