Instructional Design and Technology Certificate

A graduate certificate in Instructional Design and Technology is an excellent way for students with specific needs and interests to learn and develop skills in as little as one year.

Fontbonne offers two graduate certificates within the MS in IDT program: The Instructional Design and Technology certificate, listed here, and the Mobile Apps and Computer Program certificate.

Required Courses for the Instructional Design and Technology Certificate

  • IDT 500

    Foundations of Instructional Design Systems

    3 credits

    Introduces students to the discipline of instructional
    design. Students learn to analyze professional
    development needs in educational and corporate
    environments and to translate those needs into the design
    and development of quality training opportunities.
    Students will be introduced to the elements of
    instructional design; needs analysis, task analysis, learner
    analysis, planning and creating instruction, and

  • IDT 501

    Processes of Instructional Design and Technology Systems

    3 credits

    Provides students an opportunity to apply the instructional
    design principles studied in IDT 500. This course focuses
    on the design, development and assessment of
    instructional design products and on conducting formative
    and summative evaluations of the instructional design
    product. Prereq: IDT 500

  • IDT 507

    Instructional Technology Tools forthe 21st Century

    3 credits

    Provides educators with knowledge and guided practice to
    effectively use software, the Internet and other technology
    resources available in education. Activities completed in
    this class act as a springboard for a future of a technology
    rich curriculum with the aim of transforming students into
    lifelong learners.

Choose two electives from this list.

  • IDT 525

    Legal and Ethical Technology Issues

    3 credits

    Introduces the ethical and legal issues related to the use of
    technology in instruction. Students will examine the
    current debates surrounding the integration of technology
    into the instructional process. They will study the issues
    of information and intellectual property, privacy in a
    digital environment, and accessibility and Universal
    Design. The relationship of individual, governmental and
    societal concerns in a constantly-changing electronic
    community will also be studied.

  • IDT 535

    Instructional Games and Simulations

    3 credits

    Provides and in-depth study of the theoretical and
    practical issues surrounding the use of games and
    simulations in learning environments. Methods and
    approaches for integrating existing games into learning
    environments and for developing new simulations and
    games around content will be researched, evaluated and

  • IDT 546

    Industry-Standard Software Authoring Tools

    3 credits

    Provides students an opportunity to design and create software demonstrations, interactive simulations, branching scenarios, screencasts and interactive assessments for eLearning and mLearning content using industry standard software. FA (odd)

  • IDT 565

    The Internet and the Web

    3 credits

    Provides a survey of the four specializations within the Instructional Design and Technology program. Emphasis will be on creating Webpages using basic HTML and web-authoring programs. Students will begin the process of creating an ePortfolio that they build upon through the MS in IDT program. FA, SP

  • IDT 570

    Emerging Technologies in Education

    3 credits

    Provides a foundation for the understanding of computer
    hardware, including internal parts and peripherals.
    Develops criteria for the selection and the appropriate
    utilization of computer hardware within an educational
    environment. Promotes discussions on the selection of
    computer hardware and offers video streaming to assist in
    the explanation of specific working parts of a computer.

  • IDT 577

    Research in Instructional Design and Technology

    3 credits

    Introduces students to research in instructional design and technology (IDT). Students will investigate a variety of areas in which research in IDT takes place. Students will select topic(s) based on this original investigation and their own interests and perform a research study.  Offered as needed.

  • IDT 581

    Video Design, Production and Editing

    3 credits

    Provides students the opportunity to learn design principles in digital video production. This is a project-based course where students practice all aspects of digital video production: storyboarding, capturing and editing their own graphics, video and audio multimedia assets using a variety of software.  Project management and team collaboration will be practiced.  FA (even)

  • IDT 594

    Special Topics in Instructional Design and Technology

    3 credits

    Covers current and relevant topics not regularly covered in the set of required and elective courses for the MS in Learning Technologies degree.  Prerequisite: completion of at least 12 semester hours and consent of department chair. Offered as needed.

  • IDT 592

    Online Course Design and Teaching

    3 credits

    Provides students with the basis for designing and
    teaching an online course. Topics will include the
    following: creating a welcoming environment, developing
    a detailed syllabus for online students, stating measurable
    learning objectives, creating an online course that is easy
    to navigate, communication, assessment in an online
    course and methods of presenting content in an online
    course. The mechanics of using an online course
    management tool will also be presented.

  • IDT 590

    Current Topics in IDT

    3 credits

    Examines some of the current topics in IDT such as
    Accessibility and Universal Design, Learning
    Environments, and Project Management. Students will
    analyze issues affecting current and future
    implementations of instructional design. Current research
    on topics of IDT will be emphasized.

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