Degree and Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs

Certificate in Instructional Systems Technology (IST)

Program Office: IUB, Education 2276, (812) 856-8450

This program is designed to enhance skills in and knowledge of instructional technology. The program may be used as a springboard to further career goals, to receive additional training in a career, or to prepare for a master's or Ph.D. program in instructional technology. This certificate program provides a unique opportunity to experience instructional technology at a leading program. Students who complete the program receive a certificate from the School of Education in addition to the course credits on their Indiana University transcript.

Note: The Certificate in Instructional Systems Technology is not a state teaching license nor an endorsement on a teaching license. The master's program requires a separate application; completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission.

A student must complete five courses (15 credit hours) to fulfill the requirements of the IST certificate program, including four required courses and one elective course.

Required Courses for the Certificate Program

  • R511 Instructional Technology Foundations (3 cr.)
  • R521 Instructional Design and Development (3 cr.)
  • R561 Evaluation and Change in the Instructional Development Process (3 cr.)

And one of the following production courses (based on prior production experience):

  • R541 Instructional Development and Production Process I (3 cr.) (prerequisite: R521)
  • R547 Computer-Mediated Learning (3 cr.) (prerequisite: R541 or equivalent experience)

Elective Courses for the Certificate Program

Students must complete one elective from the following list:

  • R519 Effective Writing for Instructional Technology (3 cr.)
  • R547 Computer-Mediated Learning (3 cr.) (prerequisite: R541 or equivalent experience)
  • R626 Instructional Strategies and Tactics (prerequisite : R521)

Admission Requirements

Online application

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (official transcript required)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Goal statement
  • TOEFL for international or non-native English speakers: minimum 600 for paper test, 250 for computer test

The GRE is not required.

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