Graduate Certificates

Do you already have a master’s degree? Maybe you are just not ready to commit to an entire master’s degree. The Instructional Design & Technology program offers four professional certificates for those seeking to gain or update their skills in particular areas of study. Each certificate is comprised of 5 courses totaling 15 credit hours each that may then be applied toward a master’s degree in Instructional Design & Technology if you choose to continue with your academic preparation.

e-Learning Design, Development, and Delivery

The e-Learning Design, Development, and Delivery certificate program is designed for educators in K-12 and higher education, trainers, and instructional designers. The program focuses on teaching the design, delivery, and evaluation of high quality e-Learning materials for in-service, preservice teachers, and online trainers. The Florida Virtual School endorses this e-Learning program.

The graduate certificate in e-Learning Design, Development, and Delivery may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

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Instructional/Educational Technology

The graduate certificate in Instructional/Educational Technology provides an opportunity for study and professional training. The program requires a great deal of independent thinking and emphasis is placed on the cultivation of scholarly attitudes and methods. The certificate program will prepare students with a subject matter degree, who wish to apply for State of Florida Teacher technology positions. Also, students will acquire the subject matter needed to meet the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). All program courses can be completed online, with many courses offered in blended formats, as well.

For recommendations on when to take courses, please contact your faculty advisor.

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Plan of Study – 15 Credit Hours
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Instructional Design

The graduate certificate in Instructional Design prepares educators, instructional designers, and human resource and training specialists in corporate, industry, and educational settings to design training, professional development, or other instructional materials.

This certificate may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

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Instructional Design for Simulations

Training and educational programs are now incorporating stand alone and PC-based simulations and games to enhance human motivation and performance. The result has been a growing demand for simulation and game-based training and instructional systems in corporate, government and education sectors. Initially, academic programs in Modeling and Simulation have focused on the engineering, programming and mathematical components, with relatively little attention being placed on the educational and instructional components of training simulations. Similar, game developers often have little to no knowledge of instructional design, and instructional designers have little to no knowledge of game development. The graduate certificate in the Instructional Design for Simulations takes an interdisciplinary approach to prepare instructional designers, human resource and training specialists in corporate, industry and educational settings to work with simulation and game experts to design training and educational systems that address both the technical and the instructional aspects of standalone and PC-based desktop training simulations and games.

Currently, one course associated with the Instructional Design for Simulations (IDS) graduate certificate is taught each semester. For recommendations on when to take courses, please contact your faculty advisor.

The graduate certificate in the Instructional Design for Simulations may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

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Plan of Study - 15 Credit Hours
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