Graduate Certificate in Educational and Instructional Technology

Program Description

Program highlights

  • Program Flexibility
  • Course Customization
  • Practical and Applied Knowledge
  • Expert Faculty and Instructors
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WMU’s Graduate Certificate in Educational and Instructional Technology is designed for individuals interested in improving their skills and knowledge in the strategic use and application of technology tools to help people learn in a variety of contexts including corporations, K-12 education, higher education, nonprofits and other organizations. Credits earned in the Graduate Certificate program can be applied to a Master of Arts degree if you decide to continue your studies. 

Complete Coursework Online

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The Graduate Certificatein Educational and Instructional Technology allows you the flexibility to participate in and complete most or all of your coursework without having to commute to campus or take most of the courses for your degree program on campus. Most students complete their Educational and Instructional Technology graduate studies online without ever stepping on campus. Some students enroll in elective courses that are offered on campus, providing some program flexibility.

Graduate Certificate Curriculum (18 total hours)

Major Core (required 12 hours)

  • EDT 5410 – Foundations of Instructional Technology
  • EDT 6420 – Instructional Design
  • EDT 6440 – Instructional Technology Tools & Development
  • EDLD 6650 – Principles and Practices of Adult Learning

Minor Core (6 hours) - choose from these courses to shape your program to fit your needs

  • EDT 6430 -Fundamentals of Online Learning
  • EDT 6450 - Technical and Operational Issues
  • EDT 6490 - Instructional Technology Leadership
  • EDLD 6020 – Educational Leadership, Systems and Change
  • OCL 6430 - Group Dynamics and Team Development in an Age of Globalization
  • OCL 6440 - Large Scale Change and Organization Design