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Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology

Integrate more technology into instruction or training materials and create effective learning experiences. Prepare to succeed in both brick-and-mortar and online instructional environments.

02/24/23 Next Application Due Date
03/13/23 Next Class Start Date


What Our Online Instructional Technology Graduate Certificate Offers You

$4,200 Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Program Duration
12 Credit Hours

Acquire a relevant, in-demand skill set with the Northwest Missouri State University Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology. In this accelerated, online program, you will assess, develop and implement online and face-to-face instructional modules using multimedia tools. You also will develop a virtual learning environment that can be used in various educational settings. While training in the practical side of technology use, you'll also examine the philosophical side, evaluating and addressing the technological implications affecting society and the field of education.

The program's courses are taught by full-time faculty, who personally invest in students and their success. Our faculty foster inquiry, collaboration and innovation to create an online learning experience benefitting both your personal and professional growth. You will be versed in technology and training techniques that have been perfected in the classroom, and experience this profession-based learning through practical, hands-on application.

This instructional technology certificate augments your instructional design and curriculum development skills and equips you with modern technology expertise to be a stronger, more effective educator — especially in virtual learning environments. The Northwest Missouri State University learning model ensures that you will be career ready on day one when you complete this online program.

Northwest Missouri State University is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) and is recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education™ (DESE) and the Higher Learning Commission.

In this online program, you will learn how to:

  • Review, evaluate and implement current multimedia tools to improve training and learning
  • Enhance and facilitate training and learning through research-based instructional design
  • Evaluate and address technological implications affecting society and education
  • Develop and implement strategies to analyze results for data-driven decision-making
  • Develop and demonstrate construction of a virtual learning environment

Career impacts include:

  • Building your technology skills for virtual instruction
  • Depending on your school district, advancing over on the teacher pay scale
  • Earning credit hours toward requirements of dual credit computer applications teacher in Missouri

Bonus: All program credit hours can be transferred toward Northwest Missouri State University's Master of Science in Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Teaching Technology program. You only need to complete six additional classes to earn the MSEd. in C&I — Teaching Technology degree.

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Tuition and Fees

Choosing Our Online Graduate Certificate Program Is Cost-Effective

$350 Per Credit Hour
$4,200 Program Tuition*

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Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology $350 $1,050 $4,200*

Important Refund Information

2nd day of class Last date for 100% refund for dropped course
4th day of class Last date for 75% refund for dropped course
6th day of class Last date for 50% refund for dropped course
8th day of class Last date for 25% refund for dropped course

*Tuition and fees are subject to change. Current amounts are based on 2020-21 tuition rates. Textbooks and laptops are not included with tuition.

Northwest Missouri State University is ranked #1 among the "Best Online Colleges in Missouri" by SR Education Group (2019).


View the Upcoming Dates and Deadlines for Northwest Online

02/24/23 Next Application Due Date
03/13/23 Next Class Start Date

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Term Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Spring 1 01/11/23 01/03/23 01/03/23 01/04/23 01/06/23 03/03/23
Spring 2 03/13/23 02/24/23 03/01/23 03/07/23 03/08/23 04/28/23
Summer 1 05/09/23 04/25/23 04/28/23 05/02/23 05/04/23 06/23/23
Summer 2 06/26/23 06/09/23 06/14/23 06/16/23 06/21/23 08/11/23
Fall 1 08/21/23 08/07/23 08/10/23 08/14/23 08/16/23 10/06/23
Fall 2 10/16/23 10/02/23 10/05/23 10/09/23 10/11/23 12/01/23

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Northwest Missouri State University?


What You Need to Apply for the Instructional Technology Certificate

Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Official transcripts from all institutions attended

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To apply for this instructional technology certificate online program, you must meet these requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution with a GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Acceptance to graduate study by the Dean of the Graduate School

Note: Enrolling in this program does not require a teaching certificate, nor does completing this program lead to one. Students who want to work within a school district must check their state's requirements and earn a teaching certificate separately.

Official transcript(s) can be emailed to: [email protected]. To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Records Specialist
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

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What You’ll Learn in Your Online Graduate Certificate Courses

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An examination of standards, curriculum and assessment for the integration of technology in learning and training environments.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Selection, utilization and development of computer-based multimedia including video, audio, graphics, web-based content and presentation tools.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines the fundamental principles of instructional design as they apply to instruction, learning and instructional technology. Special emphasis on web-based instructional design and delivery.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an in-depth study of building an online, collaborative learning environment. The focus will be on designing an effective, quality online course or instructional unit for successful learning. The course will explore various topics as they relate to online teaching and learning such as: online teaching methods and strategies, student engagement and motivation, interactive content, authentic assessments, collaborative communication and learning management systems.

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