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Certificate in Training Systems Development
The program prepares students for careers as trainers in corporations and public service agencies, as instructional multimedia designers and producers, and as specialists in instructional computing and software design. Graduates of the program include: corporate trainers, instructional materials designers, computer instructors, multimedia developers, instructional software developers, video producers, classroom teachers seeking advanced computer applications skills, and training consultants. The program emphasizes the instructional systems approach, cognitivist principles of learning design, practical design experience, and project-based courses. During their studies, students may develop a portfolio which includes instructional computing software, instructional print materials, video and multimedia instructional programs. For additional information, contact the department chair.
The Certificate in Training Systems Development is designed for students who do not wish to earn a master's degree, or for those who have already earned a master's degree in a related field. The purpose of the graduate certificate is to develop and update skills and knowledge in the specific area of training design and development in order for students to advance to new positions in corporate or public agency training departments. It offers professional training program developers an opportunity to strengthen and augment their skills. This program is especially useful to students who already hold a master's degree in a related field, such as industrial psychology, radio and television, or human resource development, or for those who need documentation in training competencies to meet governmental requirements.
MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION: CONCENTRATION IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Educational Technology discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).
Core Requirements Units ED T 700 Seminar: History and Theory of Instructional Technology 3 ED T 717 Seminar: Design-Based Instruc- tional Technology 3 ED T 718 Seminar: Administration-Based Instructional Technology or ED T 722 Computer Authoring Systems in Instructional Design 3 ISED 797 Seminar in Educational Research 3 ED T 895 Field Study or ED T 898 Master's Thesis 3 Major Emphasis (see below) 9 Electives 6 Minimum total 30The minimal requirement for graduation is 30 units. Based on individual student needs, background, and interest, the department may require some students to complete more than 30 units for the attainment of the degree.
Area I: Instructional Computing and Multimedia Development
ED T 619 Computer Graphics for Instructional Media ED T 627 Instructional Applications of Computing ED T 628 Advanced Applications of Educational Computing ED T 630 Introduction to Interactive Video ED T 631 Technology in Teaching ED T 641 Design of Computer Assisted Instruction ED T 722 Computer Authoring Systems in Instructional Design ED T 728 Seminar: Computer Resource Specialist ED T 731 Computer-Designed Instructional Materials ED T 740 Seminar: Interactive Video ED T 741 Advanced Design and Development of Computer- Assisted InstructionArea II: Training Design and Development
ED T 626 Contemporary Developments in Educational Technology (1-3) ED T 653 Professional Development in Training (1-3) ED T 717 Seminar: Design-Based Instructional Technology ED T 718 Seminar: Administration-Based Instructional Technology ED T 727 Seminar: Print-Based Instructional Methods ED T 737 Seminar in Training Systems DesignArea III: Instructional Media Production
ED T 625 Instructional Video Production I ED T 642 Instructional Video Production II ED T 646 Scriptwriting for Instructional Media ED T 649 Multi-Image Design and Production ED T 650 Video Applications in Training ED T 651 Corporate and Institutional Television Production
Field Study Requirements. In order to complete the field study, the students must design, develop, and produce an instructional design project, using the instructional systems process, from needs analysis to formative evaluation. The instructional product may be in any medium: print, video, multimedia, or computer. The design process used in the development of the product must be described in writing, and any design document, such as performance objectives, storyboards, flowcharts, or scripts, must accompany the written description. The written description must include an introduction, statement of the instructional need or significance of the project, research review, description of the design methodology, and the formative evaluation of the product, and conclusion.
Master's Thesis. Students who wish to conduct a research study use the thesis as a way to demonstrate their research and scholarly interests and abilities. The thesis reports the results of a research study, which has been based on a question of theoretical or applied interest in the field of training or education. The thesis should reflect research questions and inquiry that demonstrate graduate-level capabilities.
CERTIFICATE IN TRAINING SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
Once admitted to the program, students must complete twelve core and six elective units to be awarded the certificate.
Core Requirements Units ED T 717 Seminar: Design-Based Instruc- tional Technology 3 ED T 718 Seminar: Administration-Based Instructional Technology 3 ED T 737 Seminar in Training Systems Design 3 ISED 735 Seminar in the Adult Learner 3 Electives (see below) 6 Minimum total 18
The minimal requirement for award of the certificate is eighteen (18) units. Based on individual student needs, background, and interest, the department may require some students to complete more than eighteen units for the award of the certificate.
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