Distance Learning, Specialist Certificate
The Distance Learning Specialist Certificate program builds knowledge, skills, and leadership in distance/online education and training through a curriculum that covers distance teaching, learning, technology, instructional design, evaluation, learner support, and management.
Candidates will learn how to manage the operational side of distance learning, including: promoting distance learning programs, designing distance instruction, managing distance learning budgets, and employing end-user support methods and training system users.
Candidates have the unique opportunity to learn the content of distance learning through the process of distance learning because the certificate is offered completely online. These credits may be applied toward a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology with a Specialization in Distance Learning.
|EDTC 614||Introduction to Distance Learning||3|
|EDTC 622||Research Applications in Educational Technology I (Fall only) 1||3|
|EDTC 676||Effective Models of E-Learning||3|
|EDTC 677||Methods for Building Online Communities||3|
|EDTC 678||Developing and Managing Distance Learning Programs||3|
Candidates who have completed EDTC 622 for the Master’s in Educational Technology must take EDTC 639, because the proposal for the Distance Learning Specialist certificate must be specific to the area of distance learning. All of the courses in the Distance Learning Specialist Certificate count towards the Master’s Degree in Educational Technology. After completing the Distance Learning Specialist Certificate, candidates only need to take the seven courses listed below to obtain a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology with a Specialization in Distance Learning.
|Distance Learning Specialist Certificate Courses|
|EDTC 618||Learning Theories, Motivation, & Relationship to Technology||3|
|EDTC 621||Using The Internet In Education||3|
|EDTC 625||Using Integrated Software Across the Curriculum||3|
|EDTC 627||Seminar: Current Issues and Trends in Educational Technology||3|
|EDTC 628||Research Applications in Educational technology II (Spring only)||3|
|EDTC 642||Introduction to Authoring Tools||3|
|Level V Elective||3|