Current and Emerging Instructional Technology Overview
The Current and Emerging Instructional Technology online Graduate Certificate at the University of West Florida is designed for professionals who are responsible for analyzing technologies to determine their ability to improve performance and facilitate instruction in a wide range of organizational settings.
You’ll build the foundation you need to keep up with the rapid changes in the field. Throughout your three courses, you’ll apply research, theory, best practices, and critical thinking to analyze, select and effectively integrate appropriate technologies for K-12 education, higher education, business and industry, healthcare, military and other settings.
The credits you earn in the Current and Emerging Instructional Technology online Graduate Certificate program may be applied to the M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Performance Technology if you decide to pursue the full degree.
Candidates for This Program Include:
- Working professionals seeking to advance their careers and add value to their organizations
- Persons responsible for selecting and effectively integrating technology to improve organizational performance
- Graduate non-degree-seeking students
- Those completing the M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Performance Technology
Complete the Graduate Certificate to be Able to:
- Integrate current and emerging technologies in instructional and performance improvement applications based on current research, theory, best practices and sound pedagogical principles
- Evaluate instructional and performance improvement applications of current and emerging technologies
- Implement strategies to communicate the purpose and value of selected technologies with all stakeholders
- Apply professional standards and ethical principles when integrating technology
Courses and Requirements
UWF’s online Graduate Certificate in Current and Emerging Instructional Technology program includes nine credit hours and can be completed in just two semesters.
- EME 6414C - Web-Based Instructional Tools for Educators
3.0 Credit Hours
Web-Based Instructional Tools for Educators
Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and develop web-based instruction using current authoring software and services. The course integrates theory and application. Students will learn to critically examine the instructional capabilities of various technologies and identify instructional strategies that support integration. Students will design and develop multiple units of instruction that demonstrate their ability to author courseware.
- EME 6415 - Digital Video for Instruction
3 Credit Hours
Digital Video for Instruction
Principles of instructional video design and development including designing for learning objectives, effective audio and lighting techniques, video recording, editing, and delivery will be taught. Students will explore the opportunities and technical challenges associated with web-based video as a communication medium. Practical application projects are an integral part of the learning experience as students explore all aspects of instructional video pre-production, production, and post-production.
- EME 6607 - Instructional Technology Integration Projects
3 Credit Hours
Instructional Technology Integration Projects
Provides students with the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes necessary to implement instructional technology in educational and training environments. Students will learn to identify the constraints and risks associated with instructional technology planning and implementation and develop ways to manage these factors. Students will utilize software tools to manage the implementation of an instructional technology project.
- EME 6414C - Web-Based Instructional Tools for Educators
To be considered for admission to the University of West Florida’s online Graduate Certificate in Current and Emerging Instructional Technology program, you must be admitted to the University as either a degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking graduate student.
How to Apply
To begin the online Graduate Certificate Current and Emerging Instructional Technology program, interested students need to fill out a Graduate Non-degree, or Degree-Seeking Application. Once accepted, students should contact the College of Education and Professional Studies Advising Center and speak to an advisor about course availability and scheduling. Then, complete the online Graduate Certificate Declaration Form on MyUWF.
Have questions about this program or the admissions process? Contact our undergraduate admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a current UWF student, please reach out to the department’s academic advisor.
Costs & Financial Aid
|Full Program Tuition||$384.60 per credit hour||$3,461.40|
|Tuition with Maximum Transfer Credits (Up to )||$384.60 per credit hour||$0.00|
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In completing UWF’s Graduate Certificate in Current and Emerging Instructional Technology program, you’re prepared to teach any student in any setting and are ready to step into roles such as:
* Salary and job outlook information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Instructional coordinators implement technologies to use training programs, conferences or workshops with new or updated curricula. Their job growth rate is expected to be faster than average between 2020 and 2030 at 10%. The median wage for all instructional coordinators in 2021 was $63,740 a year, with those working in government earning a median income of $100,790.
Training and Development Specialists
Training and development specialists assess training needs through surveys and interviews with staff so they can design and create training manuals, online learning opportunities and delivery methods with current and new technologies. Their job growth rate is expected to be faster than average between 2020 and 2030 at 11%. The median wage for all training and development specialists in 2021 was $61,570 a year, with those working in professional, scientific and technical services earning a median income of $77,280.
Training and Development Managers
Training and development managers oversee training programs, staff and budgets as they strive to create training programs that align with the organization’s goals. They’ll collaborate across an organization to identify training needs and ensure that training methods, content, software, systems, and equipment are appropriate. Their job growth rate is expected to be faster than average between 2020 and 2030 at 11%. The median wage for all training and development managers in 2021 was $120,130 a year, with those working in professional, scientific and technical services earning a median income of $132,020.