Graduate Certificate Program in Instructional Systems Technology

This 15 or 18 credit hour graduate certificate program prepares instructional design professionals to create, analyze, use, integrate, implement, assess, evaluate and manage instructional and performance solutions. When students graduate they hold instructional design and technology positions in education (P-12 and higher education), corporate, government, or military organizations. The program develops professionals who are solidly grounded in instructional technology foundations, principles, theories, applications, and current trends and provides opportunities for them to integrate different forms of technology to enhance teaching and learning.

The Instructional Systems Technology graduate certificate has three concentrations

  1. School Specialist (18 credit hours)
  2. Training and Development (15 credit hours)
  3. Online Learning and Teaching (15 credit hours)


Admission and Progression Requirements, and all Program Requirements can be found in the Graduate Catalog. Please see the information below:

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This concentration is for those who work in the P-12 system and who already hold either an “A” or “G” level teaching license from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (or from another state). School system personnel who currently hold a valid “A” or “M” level teaching license and are eligible for the Special Endorsement in Computer Education (079 License ) by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction at the end of this graduate certificate. 18 credit hours are required by NCDPI to receive licensure endorsement.

 

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This concentration is for those who wish to do training and development in corporate, higher education, government and military.

 

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079 Endorsement

079 License –School system personnel who currently hold a valid “A” or “M” level teaching license are eligible to earn the Special Endorsement in Computer Education (079) by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction under the School Specialist concentration.

Non-K-12 personnel who wish to work in the area of training and development in corporate settings, elearning and online learning in higher education, and also managing instructional projects in military and other settings can benefit from this certificate.   These professionals in training and development would receive the Graduate Certificate only (i.e., without the Special Endorsement in Computer Education by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction).

 

Program Completion Sequence

2 courses/semester plan

 

School Specialist

Training and Development

Online Learning and Teaching

Fall – Year 1 EIST 6100
EIST 6130
EIST 6100
EIST 6170
EIST 6100
 
Spring - Year 1 EIST 6110
EIST 6135
EIST 6110
EIST 6160
EIST 6110
EIST 6150
Summer – Year 1 EIST 6120
EIST 5100
  EIST 6120
Fall – Year 2   EIST 6130 EIST 6130

 

1 course/semester plan

 

School Specialist

Training and Development

Online Learning and Teaching

Fall – Year 1 EIST 6100 EIST 6100 EIST 6100
Spring - Year 1 EIST 6110 EIST 6110 EIST 6110
Summer – Year 1 EIST 6120   EIST 6120
Fall – Year 2 EIST 6130 EIST 6170 EIST 6150
Spring – Year 2 EIST 6135 EIST 6160 EIST 6130
Summer – Year 2 EIST 5100    
Fall – Year 2   EIST 6130