The Instructional Technologies Program offers four degree and certificate programs:
The Master of Arts in Education (M.A.) degree program is designed for individuals seeking to be practitioners in the field of instructional design and technology. The minimal requirement for graduation is 30 units. Based on individual student needs, background and interests, the department may require some students to complete more than 30 units for the attainment of the degree.
This 18-unit program is designed for students who desure graduate-level instruction, but do not need to complete a full MA degree program (for example, they 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 Training Design and Development area in order for students to advance to new positions in corporate or public agency training departments. The Certificate program 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, human resource development, or education, or for those who need documentation in training competencies to meet external requirements.
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E-Learning development is the use of digital technology to empower and enhance learning and training. This process has become so important in today’s world that high schools, colleges, local and national governments, nonprofit institutions, and businesses both large and small use e-learning to educate, train, inform, and coach.
SF State Extended Learning offers a professional certificate program in e-learning development, providing instruction in design, scripting, production and delivery of e-learning training curriculum – for all sorts of organizations. Certificate courses are conducted as intense short programs that together offer a well-articulated training option. Classes are developed and taught by instructional design and e-learning specialists, all of whom have practical experience in the field. The program is accredited through San Francisco State University by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the official regional accrediting body for academic institutions in the western part of the country.
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Teachers who have earned a Single or Multiple Subject Credential can receive a Supplementary Authorization in Instructional Computing by completing 10-12 graduate units in appropriate courses in the department. The Supplementary Authorization can be used to verify competencies as a computer laboratory manager or for computer-based teaching. For further information, review the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing supplementary authorization guidelines, contact the SFSU Credential Services Teacher Preparation Center, or contact the ITEC Program.