Certificate in Learning in Game-Based Systems Environments

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 27.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 13.0501
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-9031

The certificate in learning in game-based system environments prepares educators to effectively use educational games in and out of the classroom and training center. The program provides an overview of game development processes, enables participants to build basic games, and most importantly, examines how to assess and evaluate the learning experience as it relates to educational games.

The certificate program culminates with a capstone project in which students produce their own basic educational game and subsequently formulate an evaluative process to address its effectiveness. 

Required Courses *
EDLT 541Foundations of Game-Based Learning3.0
EDLT 542Research in Motivation & Game-based Learning3.0
EDLT 543Play & Learning in a Participatory Culture3.0
EDLT 544Integrating Games & Pedagogical Content Knowledge3.0
EDLT 545Design & Development of Learning Games I3.0
EDLT 546Design & Development of Learning Games II3.0
EDLT 547Capstone Project I1.5
EDLT 548Capstone Project II4.5
EDUC 535Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology3.0
Total Credits27.0


*Certain courses an be waived if the student has completed equivalent courses in his or her undergraduate education and can demonstrate proficiency.

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