Instructional Technology Design Certificate (online)

The Certificate Program is designed to meet the increasing challenges created by the high technology training needs of academic, corporate, and public educators. All courses in the graduate certificate program are offered both online and on our UMass Boston campus.

Through a combination of classroom (either online or on-campus) and hands-on laboratory work, this certificate program provides participants with the opportunity to design and produce computer-mediated learning activities and interactive multimedia materials, and to make effective use of instructional technology in curriculum development.

Participants seeking the certificate take a total of five courses (15 credits) which offer them experience with the kinds of software commonly used for educational computer materials; as well as studies relating to the place of educational technologies in instructional strategies, to techniques of project management, and to the proposal and design phases of technology-based instructional development.

Students are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the program. Students are allowed to take up to two (2) courses before application to the Certificate program.

The program is also open to students currently matriculated in any UMass Boston graduate program. They may enroll in the program after consulting with academic advisors in their own programs, and should submit a statement of purpose to the program faculty. These students must also complete INSDSG 601 before enrolling in the program.