Teaching, Training, and Educational Technology

 

Graduate Certificate | Teaching, Training, and Educational Technology

Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: Not required

Delivered 100% online, the Graduate Certificate  in Teaching, Training, and Educational Technology consists of five 3-credit courses focused on teaching, training, and the use of technology in a variety of educational environments. Students can tailor the program to meet their needs and gain the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver course-related content through face-to-face, technology-enhanced, and e-learning environments. The program is designed for the individual who has recently advanced in a related position and is without the academic preparation needed or for those choosing to increase their knowledge and skills in the field for future job opportunities. Students may choose one of five specialty areas. In order to be awarded the certificate, all required courses must be taken and one elective is allowed. Transfer credit from other institutions is not allowed.

Eligibility

Requirements for admission to the certificate program include:

  • graduate of an accredited four-year college or university
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study

Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirements may be admitted provisionally based on past work experiences and the attainment of at least a “B” average in the first three courses of the certificate.

Students may begin taking courses for the certificate in Summer, Fall or Spring.

Cost

This 15-credit graduate program includes five three-credit graduate courses. At 2019-20 tuition rates, the cost of these courses is $462 per credit for North Carolina residents and $1,311 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the program is $6,930 for North Carolina residents and $19,665 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.

Plan of Study

The certificate requires 15 credit hours. Required courses are offered during fall and spring semesters and during summer sessions. It is highly recommended that students take one course per academic session; thus the recommended time for completion is five semesters and/or summer sessions.

Award of the certificate requires a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

Career Prospects

This certificate allows students to tailor learning to fit their own real-world situations. It provides an excellent opportunity for professional development. Credits earned in the certificate may be applied to NC State University's nationally ranked master's programs.

Seeking a Master's Degree?

If you are interested in a master's degree, visit our in Master of Education in Training and Development page.

Certificate students choose one of five specialty areas

All certificate students take EAC 692 –TTET Capstone project. The remaining four courses in each specialty area vary depending on the area selected.

Courses include:

EAC 538 - Instructional Strategies In Adult and Higher Education

Units: 3

Forms of instruction appropriate for the teaching of adults. Special emphasis upon methods for maximum involvement of the adult learner. Relevant concepts, theories and principles for selection, utilization and evaluation of instructional strategies with focus on integration of theory into practice. Development of student proficiency in use of applicable teaching techniques for adult and community college education through participation in classroom exercises.

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Fall Term

EAC 539 - Teaching in the Online Environment

Units: 3

The course focuses on exploring the issues and considerations in online teaching and introduce students to some of the tools involved in the process. Students will develop strategies for teaching online and for managing the online classroom.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Fall Term

EAC 556 - Organization Change in HRD: Theory & Practice

Units: 3

Organization Change in Human Resource Development provides an introduction to the theory and practice of change within the context of adult education programs, other organizations, communities and societies. Graduate standing or PBS status required.

Offered in Spring Only

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Fall Term

EAC 559 - The Adult Learner

Units: 3

An inquiry into the characteristics and background, learning processes, motivation and participation of adult learners in a variety of educational contexts. Emphasis on adult learning theories, models, principles and their application to educational design and delivery.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1 2019 Summer Term 2 2019 Fall Term

EAC 560 - Assessment & Evaluation in Adult & Higher Education

Units: 3

Introduces students to assessment and evaluation principles and practices from a range of perspectives. Covers uses and limitations of a broad range of assessment and evaluation approaches in adult education settings, with particular focus on college and university teaching.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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2019 Fall Term

EAC 580 - Designing Instructional Systems in Training and Development

Units: 3

Introduction to instructional design models including needs assessment, systematic training design and development techniques and proactive strategies for evaluating training programs. Instructional design issues of work-based training, learner characteristics and effects of technology on instructional design, implementation and evaluation processes. Graduate standing or PBS status required.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1 2019 Summer Term 2 2019 Fall Term

EAC 581 - Advanced Instructional Design in Training and Development

Units: 3

In-depth analysis of instructional systems design [ISD] theory and practice using professional competency models. Organizational training requirements, development of performance objectives and measures, design of instructional materials, and address of evaluation issues in training programs in business and industry. Research and development of instructional design projects relating to ISD process and model. Graduate standing or PBS status required.

Offered in Fall and Spring

YEAR: Offered Alternate Odd Years

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Fall Term

EAC 582 - Organization and Operation Of Training and Development Programs

Units: 3

Overview of occupational education practice in business and industrial settings. Presentation of roles common to training and development specialists, including managerial concerns related to organization, operation and financial training and development programs.

Offered in Fall Only

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Fall Term

EAC 583 - Needs Assessment and Task Analysis in Training and Development

Units: 3

Current needs assessment and task analysis methods and techniques used in business and industrial settings. Development of comprehensive needs assessment plans for diagnosing and documenting human performance deficiencies/improvement opportunities through training programs in business settings. Graduate standing or PBS status required.

Offered in Fall Only

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Fall Term

EAC 585 - Integrating Technology into Training Program

Units: 3

Appropriate technologies for design and delivery of effective training programs. Performance-based training models for distance and individualized learning through audio, video, computer-based, and multimedia technologies. Planning decisions for selecting/developing appropriate technologies to support specific training outcomes, adult learner characteristics, and organizational training resources. Graduate standing or PBS status required.

Offered in Fall and Summer

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1 2019 Fall Term

EAC 586 - Methods and Techniques Of Training and Development

Units: 3

Methods and techniques common to model occupational education programs in business and industrial settings. Focus on design and evaluation of effective learning programs and instructional methodologies. Graduate standing or PBS status required.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Fall Term

EAC 595 - Special Topics

Units: 3 - 6

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1

EAC 692 - Research Projects In Education

Units: 1 - 3

A project or problem in research in education for graduate students, supervised by members of graduate faculty. Choice of research on basis of individual students' interests and not to be part of thesis or dissertation research.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1 2019 Summer Term 2 2019 Fall Term

EAC 700 - Community College and Two-Year Postsecondary Education

Units: 3

Comprehensive community colleges and technical institutes and the state systems of which they are part: underlying concepts, design of educational needs to be serve, role in meeting these needs, historical development, issues in establishment and operation of state systems and individual institutions, unresolved issues and emerging trends.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2019 Fall Term

EAC 704 - Leadership In Higher and Community College Education

Units: 3

Issues and concepts of leadership development and practice in two- and four-year colleges and universities; interpretation and communication of institutional values and understanding of organizational processes. Attention to role of organizational culture in management improvement and institutional performance in higher education institutions.

Offered in Fall Only

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2019 Summer Term 2

EAC 703 - The Programming Process In Adult and Community College Education

Units: 3

Principles and processes in programming, including basic theories and support of concepts in programming process. Attention to general programming framework, organizational needs and program roles of both professional and lay leaders.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2019 Summer Term 1

EAC 778 - Law and Higher Education

Units: 3

Constitutional, statutory and case law in relationship to higher education. Emphasis on faculty, student and staff rights and tort liability.

Offered in Fall Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Years

Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
FallDeadline for Fall Enrollment: July 15
Summer 1Deadline for Summer Enrollment: April 15
Summer 2Deadline for Summer Enrollment: April 15

Dr. Michelle Bartlett

Program Coordinator and Teaching Assistant Professor

College of Education

919.208.1700
mebartle@ncsu.edu