IDT

IDT Certificate Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Whether you are seeking to advance in your organization, start a business, or simply upgrade your skills in a current position, a Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology can play an important role in helping achieve your professional goals.

 The certificate programs combine up-to-date knowledge with practical applications and individualized experiences. The purpose of the certificate programs are to facilitate professional growth in technology and related abilities in problem solving and systematic planning.

Six IDT Certificate Post-Baccalaureate Programs

You can tailor coursework to your specific career goal through five customized certificate programs. Each certificate program provides an opportunity to master specialized technology and skills in order for you to adapt and excel in an increasingly complex and technological work environment.

Transfer credit is not accepted into the certificate plan. Courses taken while working on these certificates can be counted
as elective hours toward a Master’s of Science degree in IDT. Students who wish to pursue this option while working on a certificate should state such intention so they
can receive proper advising. Successful completion of the certificate program does
not guarantee admission into the IDT master’s degree program.

The six certificate options are listed below.

Certification Requirements

Instructional Design and Technology: Online and Distance Learning Development   Courses – Total of 15 s.h.  (ONLINE - if IDT 560 option is used)

IDT 510 Principles of Instructional Design (3 s.h.)
IDT 515 Telecommunications and Distance Learning (3 s.h.)
IDT 516 Internet Resources for Education and Training (3 s.h.)
IDT 538 Imaging Technology (3 s.h.)
IDT 545 Instructional Web Development (3 s.h.) OR IDT 560 Visual Literacy (3 s.h.)

Instructional Design and Technology: Educational Technology Specialist    Courses – Total of 24 s.h. (ONLINE)

IDT 505 Foundations of Instructional Technology (3 s.h.)
IDT 510 Principles of Instructional Design (3 s.h.)
IDT 517 Classroom Integration of the Internet and Multimedia (3 s.h.)
IDT 529 Integration of Computer-Based Technology in Schools (3 s.h.)
IDT 534 Technology Issues and Professional Development for Educators (3 s.h.)
IDT 539 Hardware, Operating Systems, and Networking in the Schools (3 s.h.)
IDT 595 Technology Planning and Research (3 s.h.)
EIS 500 Research Methods (3 s.h.)

Instructional Design and Technology: Graphics Applications    Courses – Total of 15 s.h.
IDT 510 Principles of Instructional Design (3 s.h.)
IDT 530 Graphic Applications in Training (3 s.h.)
IDT 535 Photographic Applications in Training (3 s.h.) OR IDT 560 Visual Literacy (3 s.h.)
IDT 538 Imaging Technology (3 s.h.)
IDT 540 Interactive Multimedia Development (3 s.h.) OR IDT 433G Instructional 3D Modeling and Animation (3 s.h.)

Instructional Design and Technology: Multimedia   Courses – Total of 15 s.h.
IDT 510 Principles of Instructional Design (3 s.h.)
IDT 536 Video Production for Multimedia (3 s.h.) OR IDT 537 Instructional Video Production (3 s.h.)
              OR IDT 512 Instructional Development for Business and Training (3 s.h.)
IDT 538 Imaging Technology (3 s.h.)
IDT 540 Interactive Multimedia Development (3 s.h.)
IDT 541 Advanced Interactive Multimedia (3 s.h.)

Instructional Design and Technology: Integration in Education   Courses – Total of 15 s.h.   (ONLINE)
IDT 505 Foundations of Instructional Technology (3 s.h.)
IDT 510 Principles of Instructional Design (3 s.h.)
IDT 516 Internet Resources for Education and Training (3 s.h.)
IDT 529 Integration of Computer-Based Technology in Schools (3 s.h.)
IDT 534 Technology Issues and Professional Development for Educators (3 s.h.)

Instructional Design and Technology: Workplace Learning and Performance    Courses – Total of 15 s.h.
IDT 510 Principles of Instructional Design (3 s.h.)
IDT 532 Fundamentals of Performance Technology for Instructional Designers and Technologists (3 s.h.)
IDT 540 Interactive Multimedia Development (3 s.h.) OR IDT 545 Instructional Web Development (3 s.h.)
IDT 550 Advanced Instructional Design (3 s.h.) OR IDT 541 Advanced Interactive Multimedia Development (3 s.h.)
IDT 565 Management of Instructional Technology (3 s.h.)

**Please note: Current PBC students who wish to follow the new 2013-2014 catalog requirements above will need to submit a petition form found at: http://www.wiu.edu/graduate_studies/current_students/forms/petition.pdf

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to post-baccalaureate certificate programs must hold a bachelor’s degree from an institution that is accredited by the appropriate U.S. Department of Education regional institutional accrediting agency. Admission requirements for any particular post-baccalaureate certificate program must meet or exceed the minimum admission standards of the School of Graduate Studies. Application for admission must be made on forms obtained from the School of Graduate Studies or on this application for admission Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program form.  Applicants must request the registrar of the college or university granting their highest degree to send a statement of degree or official transcript showing the degree and date it was conferred. Some programs may require official transcripts of all coursework completed. Verification of degree must be sent by the registrar directly to the School of Graduate Studies. Transcripts on file in the Office of the Registrar at WIU will be obtained by graduate office personnel.

No transfer of credit is accepted into the certificate plan. Additionally, students must have access to the World Wide Web, including e-mail capability, fax facilities, and have advanced computer skills.

Applicants for the Technology Specialist Certificate must meet the following conditions:

Must have completed a state-approved teacher education program and hold a teaching certificate/license.

Must show evidence of meeting the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) by submitting a self-assessment of competencies.

Applicants for the Technology Specialist Certificate should also be aware of the following:

Applicants who lack basic competencies in computer application software may be required to take IDT 504, or they may be required to complete a faculty approved plan of selected professional development activities.

Applicants to the Technology Specialist emphasis who have identified NETS-T deficiencies may be required to take IDT 504, or they may be required to complete a faculty approved plan of selected professional development activities.

Completion of the Technology Specialist Certificate does not automatically lead to an Illinois State Board of Education Technology Specialist (Type 10) certification. Questions concerning this certification should be directed to the IDT graduate advisor.