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Instructional Design and Technology (Certificate NDP)  
Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in the Instructional Design and Technology program is offered fully online to meet the needs of educators who like to utilize and integrate educational technology, including emerging technologies in schools and classrooms. This program is also to prepare technology facilitators and leaders, an increasingly important mission for educational technology programs. Participants of this program will improve their knowledge and skills in the use and integration of technology in various educational settings.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

University of Arizona South -

UA South - the University of Arizona’s branch campus headquartered in Sierra Vista - extends the University’s educational mission to the region’s people, in multiple locations and with targeted degree programs. UA South provides affordable, accessible opportunities to earn high-quality and meaningful University of Arizona degrees in sites throughout Southern Arizona, including key border communities in Cochise and Santa Cruz Counties. We partner with community colleges to offer bachelor degrees that are of high quality, low cost, and geographically accessible. In addition to traditional degree programs in education, computer science, humanities and the social sciences, UA South offers Bachelor of Applied Science programs, Master’s programs in education, and a variety of continuing education programs designed to meet the workforce needs of regional industry.

University of Arizona South  
Campuses where offered
Main Campus - Tucson UA Online UA South - Sierra Vista  
Admissions Contact
Jesse H Kelly
Graduate Program Coordinator
Jesse H Kelly
Director of Graduate Studies
Barbara W Citera
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Lauren Joiner
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements
  • A completed bachelor's degree (in the last 60 credit hours) or master's program from an accredited institution with an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A completed application form, along with copies of all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts and payment of Graduation College application fees.
  • Two letters of recommendation dated within six months of the date of application and written by professionals who are in a position to address the applicant's ability to succeed at the graduate level.
  • A completed student information form that includes a brief statement of long-range professional goals and a 500-word summary on a topic relating to educational technology.
Standardized Tests


Financial Aid

Students enrolled in a certificate-only program are not eligible for federal aid, including loans.

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: July 31
  • Summer: April 1 (summer session I only)
  • Spring: November 21


International Applicants:

International students must enroll in 6 units of in-person instruction.  This is a fully online program.

International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

This program requires 15 credit/units and students can choose any 5 courses from the Master's program offerings (these units might be transferred towards MS. in Educational Technology Program).

  • ETCV 503 Designing Learning Ecosystems
  • ETCV 510 Learning Theory in Instructional Design
  • ETCV 511 Application of Technology in Education
  • ETCV 512 Student Engagement in Online Learning Environments
  • ETCV 515 Digital Photography in Education
  • ETCV 520 Introduction to Instructional Design
  • ETCV 524 Educational Gaming and Simulations
  • ETCV 530 Multimedia Applications in Education
  • ETCV 538 Mobile Technologies for Learning
  • ETCV 542 Statistical Methods in Education
  • ETCV 547 Educational Evaluation
  • ETCV 560 Educational Research Methods
  • ETCV 561 Advanced Research Methods
  • ETCV 591/691 Preceptorship
  • ETCV 593 Internship
  • ETCV 596 Seminar in Educational Technology
  • ETCV 598 Educational Technology Capstone
  • ETCV 599 Independent Study
  • ETCV 614 Emerging Technologies in Education
  • ETCV 621 Advanced Computer Applications
  • ETCV 622 Introduction to Interface Design
  • ETCV 623 Designing Online Learning Environments
  • ETCV 629 Advanced Instructional Design
  • ETCV 631 Advanced Multimedia
  • ETCV 635 Special Topics in Instructional Design


Minor Requirements
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Last revised 25 Jan 2018