Certificates

The Department Offers the following three certificate options for students that are interested in obtaining the skills and knowledge of these programs without completing the entire Master's degree and specific concentration. Students can combine Master's concentrations with certificates to broaden their knowledge and optimize their learning outcomes. Students interested in completing the Master's degree and a certificate should contact the program director for a custom program of study.

Graduate Certificate Options:

Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology Facilitation (Licensure option) (464A)

Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School. To be eligible for Computer Teacher (18079) Endorsement, applicants much have ‘A’ level licensure in North Carolina or the equivalent from another state. Only applicants with an existing Master’s degree in an educational field may be eligible to add 077 licensure.

Location: Online

Course Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology Facilitation (Code: 464A)
Semester Hours Required (minimum): 18

Required
Courses

  • ITC 5220: Digital Technologies in Education (3)
  • ITC 5620: Vision and Strategies for Integration of Digital Technologies (3)
  • LSA 5585: Teacher Leadership and School Improvement (3) OR ITC 5720: Planning for Instructional Technology
  • ITC 5910: Applications of Digital Technologies
  • 6 s.h. of approved graduate electives chosen in consultation with an advisor; suggested:
    • ITC 5240: Designing Instruction for Digital-Age Learners (3)
    • CI 5310: New Media and Emerging Literacies
    • ITC 5330: Utilizing Networking and Communications Technologies for Learning (3)
    • ITC 5350: Technology Policy and Law (3)
    • ITC 5440: Digital Learning Environments in a Changing Society
    • ITC 5550: Using Digital Technologies to Facilitate Systemic Improvement (3)

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Graduate Certificate in Online Learning and Professional Development (457A)

Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School.

Location: Online

Course Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Online Learning and Professional Development (Code: 457A)
Semester Hours Required (minimum): 18

Required
Courses

  • CI 5921: Instructional Design (3)
  • ITC 5642: Design and Development of Digital Media (3)
  • ITC 5550: Professional Development, Innovation, and Systemic Change (3)
  • ITC 5910: Applications of Digital Technologies (3)
  • 6 s.h. of approved graduate electives chosen in consultation with an advisor; suggested electives include but are not limited to:
    • CI 5310: New Media and Emerging Literacies (3)
    • ITC 5440: Digital Learning Environments in a Changing Society (3)
    • ITC 5730: Advanced Web Design, Development and Systems (3)
    • ITC 5825: Advanced Instructional Design Concepts and Applications (3)
    • CI 5930: Instructional Graphics (3)

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Graduate Certificate in New Media Literacies and Global Perspectives (461A)

Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School.

Location: Online

Course Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in New Media Literacies and Global Perspectives (Code: 461A)
Semester Hours Required (minimum): 18

Required Courses

  • CI 5200: Multi-media Image Production (3)
  • CI 5310: New Media and Emerging Literacies (3)
  • CI 5630: Instructional Technology (3)
  • CI 5835: Media Influence and Identity Across Cultures (3)
  • 6 s.h. of approved graduate electives emphasizing media literacy; suggested:
    • ITC 5642: Design and Development of Digital Media (3)
    • CI 5830: Media Literacy (3)
    • CI 5845: Global Perspectives in Media and Technology (3)
    • CI 5930: Instructional Graphics (3)

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