Certificates

The Department Offers the following Post-Master's Graduate Certificate and three Master's level certificate options for students that are interested in obtaining the skills and knowledge of these programs. The Post-Master's certificate is designed for those interested in Instructional Technology leadership and already have a Master's degree and/or want to use this certificate as a concertration in the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program. The three (3) Master's level certificates are for those seeking to obtain skills and knowledge in these programs without completing the entire Master's degree and specific concentration. For those students working toward the Master's degree, 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.

Post-Master's Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology Leadership

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

Location: Online

Course Requirements:

  • ITC 6010: Learning, Design, and Technology
  • ITC 6020: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Utilizing Digital Technologies (3)
  • ITC 6030: Planning for Instructional Technology Initiatives (3)
  • ITC 6040: Technology Leadership and Management for Systemic Improvement (3)
  • CI 6050: Critical Research and Perspectives in New Media and Literacies (3)
  • ITC 6910: Research and Applications in Instructional Technology Leadership (3)

Semester Hours Required (minimum): 18 (note: Up to 18 credits earned in this program will transfer into the doctoral program if a student is accepted into that program)

Master's Level Certificates:

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:

  • 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)

Semester Hours Required (minimum): 18
 

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:

  • 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)

Semester Hours Required (minimum): 18

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:

  • CI 5200: Multimedia 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)

Semester Hours Required (minimum): 18