Certificate of Advanced Study in instructional Technology (CAS)

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The Certificate of Advanced Study program is open to applicants who have a Master’s degree and are seeking to enrich their professional portfolios with current technology-related skills and understandings. We offer the certificate with specializations in Instructional Design and E-learning. 


The candidate for the CAS completes eighteen (18) credit hours in Instructional Technology with the course requirements as designated for each specialization. If a required course is waived because of previous coursework or experience, the candidate registers for an alternate course.  



Prerequisites for a Certificate of Advanced Study are the same as those for the Master’s degree in the selected specialization. 


Course Requirements  

The certificate candidate completes a total of eighteen (18) credit hours with the distribution listed below. Certificate candidates take four (4) required courses as indicated below. They are given an opportunity to pursue their professional interests in their studies with a choice of two elective courses. 


Required Courses (12 credit hours)  

GRIT                541      Video Communications 

GRIT                671      Principles of Instructional Design 

GRIT                699      Image Processing in Multimedia Design 

GRIT                700      Technology Integration in Multimedia Development 

Two Electives (6 credit hours) 


Certificate candidates choose two (2) additional courses selected from the Instructional Technology course list. 


Certificate of Professional Development 

Persons who have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution of higher learning are welcomed into our professional development certificate program. It is a program designed for the professional who wishes to acquire expertise in instructional technology for a specific area of study. The certificate requires the completion of twelve (12) credit hours or four (4) courses with three (3) of the courses required and the fourth an elective, thus giving the candidate the opportunity to complete the certificate requirement with an elective that best brings the experience to closure for the individual person.