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This form should be used by programs seeking to establish new graduate certificates. All sections should be completed. Current graduate certificate guidelines may be found at The graduate certificate is a programmatic or linked series of courses in a single field or one that crosses disciplinary boundaries. The graduate certificate facilitates professional growth for people who already hold the baccalaureate degree and may be free-standing or linked to a degree program. The virtue of the graduate certificate is that it enables the university to respond to societal needs and promotes university interaction with corporate, industrial, and professional communities. Please type. Contact Name: Robert Atkinson Contact Phone: 480-965-1832 College: Education Department/School: Division of Psychology in Education Name of proposed Certificate: Educational Technology

1. OVERVIEW. Below, please provide a brief overview of the certificate, including the rationale and need for the program, potential size and nature of the target audience, information on comparable programs (at ASU and/or peer institutions), how this program would relate to existing programs at ASU, and any additional appropriate information.

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology is designed for individuals interested in (a) gaining proficiency in the design, development and evaluation of instructional systems and (b) learning how to utilize various educational technology applications to support learning. The Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology can be completed easily within a two-year period as a complement to another degree or as a stand-alone certificate obtained by working professionals. It is appropriate for ASU students, many of whom will be entering the technology and educational workforce after obtaining their degree. It also provides opportunities for people in the workforce to enhance their skills and broaden their knowledge of educational technology. Among other goals, the certificate program is intended to increase enrollment in the Educational Technology M.Ed. program. Three of the five courses required for the certificates may be applied towards a master’s degree. With that in mind, the courses associated with each certificate were selected based on their suitability for the M.Ed. as well. Students that earn an Educational Technology certificate and elect to pursue the M.Ed. degree may be allowed to apply three of the required core courses (EDT501, EDT502, and EDT503) towards their M.Ed. degree program with prior approval from the Educational Technology M.Ed. program.

2. ORGANIZING STRUCTURE A. Program administration (e.g., executive committee, director, etc.) The certificate’s Program Director is Dr. Robert Atkinson, Assistant Professor of Educational Technology. Members of the Executive Committee are Dr. Robert Atkinson, Dr. James Klein (Professor of Educational Technology), Dr. Wilhelmina Savenye (Associate Professor of Educational Technology), and Dr. Brian Nelson (Assistant Professor of Educational Technology).

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1/23/07 - II B. Organizing procedures (including how the organizing body will be chosen and function) The Executive Committee consists of a minimum of three faculty members from the Educational Technology area. One member of the Executive Committee is elected to serve as certificate program’s Director. This appointment is one year in duration and is renewable. The Executive Committee meets monthly as needed to make admissions decisions and to conduct program oversight. The Program Director is responsible for the dayto-day operation of the program.

3. ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA A. Admission criteria The Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology is available to all ASU graduate students and to non-degree graduate students provided they meet eligibility criteria. To be eligible for this program, the applicant must (a) hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution, (b) have a cumulative junior/senior undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher, and (c) be a current ASU graduate student or hold a non--degree status with the ASU Division of Graduate Studies. Students interested in earning this certificate must formally apply to the program’s Executive Committee.

Students must be currently enrolled in a graduate level program at ASU or be accepted by the Division of Graduate Studies with non-degree status before applying to the Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology Program. All materials listed below must be submitted to the Executive Committee via Nancy Archer, the Division of Psychology in Education’s admissions secretary, to be considered complete:    Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology Program Application for Admission (see attached— Appendix A) One official copy of all college or university transcripts Curriculum vitae or résumé

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all materials arrive, and incomplete applications will not be considered.


Admission decision process The Executive Committee will review applications and make admission decisions on a monthly basis. Applicants will be notified by the Executive Committee through correspondence regarding the admissions outcome.


Projected annual admission/enrollment The project annual enrollment is 25 students.

4. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS A. Minimum credit hours required for certificate The certificate requires 15 credit hours.


Course delivery mode (e.g., online, face-to-face, off-site) Depending on demand, the courses will be delivered in three modes: online, face-to-face, and off-site locally.


Please describe culminating experience required (e.g., internship, project, research paper, capstone course, etc.) The culminating experience is enrollment in the EDT504 course and completion of its Final Project. For the final project, the student selects an instructional problem appropriate to solving via computer-aided instruction (CAI)

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1/23/07 - II and creates a computer-based self-instructional tutorial program to address this problem. The goal of this project is to ensure that the student is capable of making a unique contribution to the field of interactive computer-based instruction. The project must result in an effective, interesting and useful CAI program (Most projects consist of about one hour of instruction.) The students is expected to incorporate multimedia components into the program, including digitized graphics, audio, photographs, and video. The four components of the final project are described below.  Brief Proposal – The student is required to write a short proposal for the program. In the proposal, the student must include a description of the instructional problem, background, description of why his/her CAI program is the appropriate solution to the instructional problem, and descriptions of the target audience and intended instructional setting. The student is also required to include one to three objectives and a sample test item for each, description of treatment, brief content outline, outline of instructional flow of program and proposed timeline and budget. Design Specifications / Planning Documents – The student must write a set of design specifications for a short computer-based instructional program that can be used to teach someone specific objectives. The design specifications must include an instructional design document, as well as production specifications, specifically a flowchart, and either sample storyboards and/or small prototype of the program. Working Program - The choices for this working program are: (a) Develop an advanced short interactive computer-based self-instructional tutorial program to solve an instructional problem (the student’s prerogative) in an organization in an appropriate and innovative way; or (b) Develop an interactive computerbased instructional tutorial program that may form the basis of your experimental materials for a research study. Usability Test - For either option above, the student is expected to also conduct at least a brief tryout of his/her program, with five to ten learners, and write an usability report.





Expected learning outcomes for the program and appropriate methods and measures for evaluation Expected Learning Outcomes     Students will be able to communicate about the foundations and trends in the field of educational technology. Students will be able to write instructional objectives for given content, develop instruction for instructional objectives, and write assessment items for objectives. Students will be able to prepare design specifications for instructional and informational applications for print- and computer-based media Students will be able to successfully design, develop, and implement a computer-based tutorial.

Methods and Measures for Evaluation     Exams Written papers Class presentations Class projects (e.g., Final Project)


Policies and procedures for tracking students to certificate completion On an ongoing basis by fall 2008, students will be tracked in PeopleSoft with a specific Plan code, enabling the Executive Committee and the Division of Psychology to monitor the progress of each student regardless of whether they are also enrolled in a degree program. The Executive Committee and the Division of Psychology will monitor the progress of the students on a semester by semester basis. The students will also be appointed a certificate faculty advisor that will be responsible for monitoring students' progress toward completion of certification requirements. Each member of the Executive Committee will serve as a certificate faculty advisor for an equal proportion of the certificate students.

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1/23/07 - II To be awarded the certificate, students must submit transcripts of their coursework and indicate the grades received in all courses required for the certificate. They must also complete, sign and submit to their specific graduate certificate program faculty advisor the Application for Awarding of a Graduate Certificate form ( The certificate faculty advisor will then inform the Executive Committee at their monthly meeting when students successfully complete all requirements. After the Executive Committee approves the awarding of certificates for this program, the Program Director will sign the Application for Awarding of a Graduate Certificate and will submit the signed form, along with the copy of the student’s unofficial transcript to the Division of Graduate Studies Associate Dean for Graduate Academic Programs for the final review and signature.


Satisfactory student academic progress standards and guidelines (including any time limits for completion) Satisfactory student academic progress will include: (a) C (2.0) or better required in the certificate courses, (b) a minimum B (3.0) cumulative GPA required, and (c) successful completion of culminating experience. The maximum time limit is three years or by executive committee approval.

G. Proposed policy on students in the certificate program sharing hours used towards the certificate with another ASU degree program. (Please note that a maximum of 9 hours taken as a non-degree student at ASU, including as a part of a certificate program, may be used towards a future graduate degree at ASU.) Students may be permitted to apply a maximum of 9 hours taken in the certificate program towards the Educational Technology M.Ed. program with prior approval from the Educational Technology M.Ed. program.


Below, please list all required and elective courses in the appropriate boxes (you may attach additional pages if necessary). Please ensure that all new core course proposals have been submitted to the Provost’s office through ACRES online course proposal submission system. Please note: a minimum of 2/3 of the courses required for a graduate certificate must be at the 500-level or above. Core Courses (Prefix & Number) EDT501 EDT502 EDT503 (New course?) Yes or No? No No No Credit Hours 3 3 3

Elective Courses (Prefix & Number) Choose one course (3 credit hours) EDT505 – Multimedia presentation technologies EDT511 – Technology applications in education EDT523 – Distance education theory and practice EDT591 – Advanced distance education EDT591 – Games, simulations, & virtual environments Culminating Experience (if applicable) EDT504 Total required credit hours

Credit Hours

3 3 3 3 3 Credit Hours 3 15

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1/23/07 - II 5. RESOURCES REQUIRED A. Budget projections (including staffing needs) Required development funds are currently approved by the Division of Psychology in Education and the College of Education for the development of this certificate program. Specifically, during the spring 2007 semester, the Division and College are sharing the cost of two 50% graduate assistantships and $1,650 in supplies (e.g., microphones, webcams, software) need to support the development of this specific certificate program. The Division and College are dedicating a comparable amount to support the other certificate program under development.


Additional specialized needs (e.g., space, laboratory equipment, library holdings, etc.) Existing labs, space and library holdings will be used for this certificate program.

6. PRIMARY FACULTY PARTICIPANTS. Please list all primary faculty participants for the proposed certificate, including home unit and title. You may attach additional pages if necessary. Name Atkinson, Robert Bitter, Gary Klein, James Legacy, Jane Nelson, Brian Savenye, Wilhelmina Home Unit Psychology in Education Curriculum and Instruction Psychology in Education Psychology in Education Psychology in Education Psychology in Education Title Assistant Professor Professor Professor Associate Clinical Professor Assistant Professor Associate Professor

7. REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS. (Please label accordingly, i.e., Appendix or Attachment A, B, etc.) Please include the following with your proposal: A. B. Sample programs of study for students in the proposed program Statements of support from all deans and heads of impacted academic units

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Sample programs of study for students in the proposed program (see attached—Appendix B) Statements of support from all deans and heads of impacted academic units (see attached—Appendix C)

8. APPROVALS. If the proposal submission involves multiple units, please include letters of support from those units.


Sam Green

Please see attached memo of support

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Sarah Hudelson

Please see attached memo of support

The following section will be completed by DGS following the recommendations of faculty governance bodies.


Submit the completed and signed (chairs, unit deans and if applicable the Campus Provost) proposal to the Office of Graduate Academic Programs in the Division of Graduate Studies. Mail code: 1003 and electronic copies to Please note: Proposals for new certificates also require the approval of the Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee (CAPC), the Academic Senate, and the Office of the Provost before they can be implemented. Please refer to the Office of the Provost Curriculum Development website to track the status of your proposal once submitted: (Section titled: Curriculum Actions in Process – 1999 – Present.)

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1/23/07 - II Appendix A – Certificate Application for Admission Form Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology Program Application for Admission Students must complete an application through Graduate Admissions prior to completing this application. Name (last, first, middle) Social Security Number

Former Name(s)

Planned Date of Enrollment Semester Year

Mailing Address (no., street, apt.)

City, State Zip

Phone Number (include area code)

E-mail Address

CURRENT STATUS Degree Candidate in: (degree, school, department, program)

Degree Applicant to: (degree, school, department, program)

Employed by: (nonprofit or affiliate)

ACADEMIC HISTORY Name of Institution

List all previous colleges and universities attended. City & State Dates Degree

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE Additional pages may be attached. Position - Title/Description Employer Address/Phone/E-mail Dates

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1/23/07 - II REFERENCES Please list the people that can provide academic and professional references Name & Affiliation Address Phone/E-mail

Signature of Applicant ___________________________________ Date ______________________

Please submit completed form to:

Nancy Archer, Admissions Secretary Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology Division of Psychology in Education PO Box 870611 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 85287-0611

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1/23/07 - II Appendix B – Sample Program of Study

Educational Technology Certificate (15 hours)

Required core (9 hours) EDT 501 Foundations and Issues in Educational Technology (3) EDT 502 Design and Development of Instruction (3) EDT 503 Instructional Media Design (3) Sample electives (3 hours) EDT 505 Multimedia Presentation Technologies (3) EDT 511 Technology Applications in Education (3) EDT 523 Distance Education Theory and Practice (3) EDT 591 Advanced Distance Education: Research & Development (3) EDT 591 Games, Simulations, and Virtual Environments (3) Required capstone course (3 hours) EDT 504 Development of Computer-Based Instruction (3)

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1/23/07 - II Appendix C – Letters of Support


Letter from Psychology in Education Interim Division Director – Dr. Sam Green


Letter from College of Education Interim Dean – Dr. Sarah Hudelson


Email Correspondence of Support – Dr. Mari Koerner (Dean, College of Teacher Education and Leadership) ASU at the West campus

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