2021-2022 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Oct 02, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Technology, CAS

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Jing Lei, Chair, 265 Huntington Hall, 315-443-1362, jlei@syr.edu

Program Description:

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology (15 credits) provides interested teachers, trainers, and other professional practitioners with the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in the area of instructional systems, learning environments, and performance technology.

In many cases, professional practitioners have migrated to positions of educational technology responsibility without complete or formal preparation. This certificate program addresses most of the core competencies involved in a variety of educational technology positions, including professional trainers, training managers, instructional designers, and K-12 educators and technology coordinators.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
    • We recommend applicants have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. However, in reviewing applications, all elements are carefully considered.
  • Official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate study
  • Personal statement of goals. Please describe in approximately 500 words:
    • your main academic interests;
    • why you are interested in the IDD&E program;
    • why you wish to study at Syracuse University;
    • how you expect to finance your studies;
    • and your plans for the future, after you receive your degree.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume or CV
  • International students: TOEFL/IELTS scores

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Describe foundational areas of instructional analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation

2. Demonstrate foundational skills in instructional design practices

3. Develop practices in self-reflection and professional development

4. Select, use, and evaluate digital technologies to enhance-K-12 teaching, productivity, and learning

Department Information

This certificate program is offered by the Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation Department (IDD&E). IDD&E offers a variety of programs to help students develop the skills required to identify and evaluate learning problems and to design and develop appropriate instructional solutions to these problems. Students develop the competencies to apply instructional analysis, design and develop instructional materials, evaluate instructional programs, and assess learning. The curriculum includes teaching students about a variety of soft (process and communication) and hard technologies. Through practical projects, students develop competencies to design, create, implement, and evaluate technology-supported instructional solutions for a variety of educational and professional settings. In addition to the certificate in Educational Technology  the department offers certificates in both Designing Digital Instruction and Instructional Design Foundations, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation.

Required Curriculum of the Certificate in Educational Technology (15 Credits):

Total Credits


Degree Awarded

Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology

Transfer Credit

Not accepted

Part-time Study


Satisfactory Progress

Five (5) courses with at least a 3.0 GPA

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