Welcome to the Instructional Technology Certificate Program

The certificate in Instructional Technology is designed for educational professionals and corporate trainers who are interested in instructional design, alternative instructional delivery systems, and integrating technology into instruction.  It offers professionals the opportunity to bridge the gap between research and practice. In this program, you will have hands-on experience with a variety of technology tools and discuss how best practices for integrating them into a learning environment.

*Special Topic Courses are 5 weeks in length, and can be taken individually. In order to receive the Certificate in Instructional Technology, students must complete all three.

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Quick Facts About the Program

  • Career Outlook

    The program is designed for highly motivated individuals who are working in the instructional technology field in a wide variety of educational, training and development areas such as those found in schools, higher education, business, industry and government agencies. These individuals may hold positions in higher education, corporate and non-profit sector and K12 education. That includes holding positions as teacher, university professor, training and development instructor, curriculum designer, and instructional developer. This specialization provides experience and application knowledge for those who are adding technology tools in face-to-face, blended, or fully distance learning environments. Increasingly, organizations are hiring technology specialists to oversee the smooth implementation of technology throughout the organization.

  • What Will I Learn?

    Courses in this program will cover practical issues for managing the technology infrastructure, managing and strategies for using local area network systems for organization use, models for delivering staff development, process of organization improvement, role in communication with public in building support for technology, issues facing technology leaders, emerging technologies. This program takes an in-depth look at multimedia tools, design, development, publication, and evaluation to establish what works and explain how it works. Students will work with text, graphics, video, and sound to create instructional activities that incorporate various approaches to teaching and learning. And the capstone course will provide information on online course design and instructional best practices.

  • How Will I Benefit From UM's Program?

    Benefits of UM’s Certificate Program include:

    • Industry oriented curriculum designed and delivered by corporate and education experts
    • Hands-on implementation, design, and evaluation of instructional technologies.

  • Is This Program Right For Me?

    This program suits individuals who would like to experience technology tools in a safe environment and with guided instruction. The goal of the program is to give each learner the confidence and knowledge to try applying technology to enhance learning environments.

  • How Long Is The Program?

    Special Topic Courses are 5 weeks in length, and can be taken individually. In order to receive the Certificate in Instructional Technology, students must complete all three.

  • Program Format & Location

    This program is taught fully online

  • Tuition & Fees

    Per course - $995.00

  • What Are The Requirements To Earn The Certificate?

    New and beginning instructional technology users will be able to learn how to design and produce projects to earn this certificate.

  • Required Courses

    Instructional Technology Specialist $995.00

    Includes practical issues for managing the technology infrastructure, managing and strategies for using local area network systems for organization use, models for delivering staff development, process of organization improvement, role in communication with public in building support for technology, issues facing technology leaders, emerging technologies. Increasingly, organizations are hiring technology specialists to oversee the smooth implementation of technology throughout the organization.

     

    Multimedia Design and Publication $995.00

    This course takes an in-depth look at multimedia tools, design, development, publication, and evaluation to establish what works and explain how it works. Students will work with text; graphics, video, and sound to create instructional activities that incorporate various approaches to teaching and learning. This course is useful for instructors who are interested in designing or improving multimedia lessons in school setting, job training contexts, and informal environments.

     

    Online Instructional Design $995.00

    This course is designed for instructors and students in instructional design and technology courses who are or will be developing distance-learning environments. Each participant will design content in an actual learning management system. This course looks at best practices for creating and delivering online instruction for all levels of education and corporate training.

  • Faculty

    Rik Bair, PhD

  • Professional Badges

    DISPLAY YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS WITH OUR CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BADGES

     

    The Division of Continuing and International Education’s mission is to empower people to reach their full potential through lifelong and lifewide learning. Revolutionary learning experiences are created for our students to ensure that we meet the demands of the ever-changing economy. We continuously measure our programs’ core competencies, instruction, quality, standards, and service.

    The continuing education landscape has elevated an era of innovation and disruption and as such, the Office of Professional Advancement has instituted a badging system.  Graduates of our programs will be able to virtually display a badge, which showcases their new skillset to prospective employers and professional colleagues.

    How does it Work?

    Badges are earned by successfully completing a certificate program through the Office of Professional Advancement. * Upon completion, you will receive an email with instructions on how to collect your badge. Once collected, you can display your badge on social media sites like LinkedIn. Any potential employer will be able to click on the badge for a list of specific skills associated with the respective certificate received.

    *Please call us for a list of approved programs.

    For more information about our career and professional development badging, please call us at 305-284-4000.

  • Have Questions?

    Call 305-284-4000 or complete the request for more information. Our enrollment advisors can answer any questions or schedule a meeting to discuss your goals and opportunities. 

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