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Certificate in Instructional Technology
The Certificate in Instructional Technology degree offered by Northwest Missouri State University is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. This program aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge related to the integration of new technologies that are used to enhance the teaching and learning process. Intended for Kindergarten through 12th grade educators, technical and community college instructors, administrators, library media specialists, and technology leaders who are looking to advance their skills and knowledge regarding new innovations in educational technology. These technologies include emerging technologies, digital citizenship, differentiating instruction with technology resources, and online collaboration are all components of the Master of Instructional Technology.
This program aims to equip its students with an advanced set of skills and knowledge related to Instructional Technology. By the end of this program, a student will be able to operate a multimedia computer system with related peripheral devices and to install and use software packages. Students should also learn to evaluate and write curricula and instructional designs that integrate technology or design instructional methods for the teaching and integration of technology skills and concepts. This program aims to help students learn to develop assessment strategies and tools that can be used with instructional technology as well as evaluate and synthesize instructional technology issues that affect society and education.
This program requires students to take and complete 15 credit hours of courses in order to graduate with a Certificate in Instructional Technology. These courses include: Technology Curriculum and Integration, Instructional Technology and the Learning process, Advanced Applications in Computer Education, Multimedia Systems, Instructional Systems Design, and Computers and Networks. These courses can be used toward earning a Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology.
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