Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Technology, Innovation and Pedagogy - Online Instruction Graduate Certificate Program (Non-Degree)

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

The certificates available from the Technology, Innovation and Pedagogy (TIP) program provide an individual with focused expertise at the graduate level in one of three areas: Instructional Design, Online Instruction or Innovative Pedagogy. The TIP graduate certificate program is intended for degree and non-degree seeking graduate students interested in developing specific expertise in digital education. They intend to meet the demands for technology-rich skills among professionals in educational contexts. Students may earn more than one certificate.

Admission Requirements

For admittance to the certificate program, students should be successfully admitted to the University as a degree or non-degree seeking graduate student. No other prerequisites or admission standards beyond the university requirements are needed. These certificates are independent of state K12 licensure. Applicants to the certificate program are reviewed on a continuous enrollment schedule. In alignment with the Graduate School standards, all courses must be passed with a “B” grade or higher.

Certificate Requirements — 12 Credits

Take all of the following courses:

TIP 630Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology


TIP 631Distance Education


TIP 635Instructional Materials Development for Online Learning


TIP 643Alternative Instructional Formats