This Graduate Certificate is an online program for those pursuing instructional systems technology credentials as preparation for curriculum design in the Training and Development field; and, for those pursuing these credentials to satisfy the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Special Endorsement in Computer Education (18079).
Among the skills program completers are prepared for are:
Designing and implementing curriculum
Integrating appropriate technology into learning systems
Offered by the Department of Educational Leadership, the UNC Charlotte Graduate Certificate and M.Ed. in Instructional Systems Technology (IST) programs are currently the only graduate IST programs in North Carolina holding National Recognition status from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology AECT.
The 18-credit-hour Graduate Certificate in Instructional Systems Technology is a part-time program with a new sequence of courses beginning in fall and spring semesters. The following is the typical program completion sequence.
First Fall Semester
EIST 5100 Computer Applications in Education (3 credits)
EIST 6100 Readings in Instructional Systems Technology (3 credits)
EIST 6110 Instructional Design (3 credits)
EIST 6135 Learning Media, Resources and Technology (3 credits)
Second Fall Semester
EIST 6120 Current Trends in Instructional Systems Technology (3 credits)
EIST 6130 Instructional Development Part I (3 credits)
See the Graduate Catalog for course descriptions.
Faculty teaching online courses as part of a distance education program may require proctored exams or writing assignments. This requirement will be noted on the course syllabus. See the Proctored Testing section of this website for detailed proctored exam information.
Instructional Systems Technology courses are delivered 100% online using Moodle and/or Centra. Each course instructor determines his/her course delivery method(s). Make sure you know how your courses are delivered by viewing the University Course Schedule. Distance education courses have section numbers with an 8 as the middle digit (examples: 080, L80, 081).
To participate in this program, you will need a high-speed internet connection and your computer must meet these Technical Specifications.
Melita Pope Mitchell, M.A.
Senior Program Manager
Ms. Patti Wilkins
Applicants are required to have a minimum of a B.A. or B.S. Degree from an accredited college or university.
Admission applications are completed online through UNC Charlotte’s Graduate School's Online Application.
The admission process is competitive and includes an interview with the Instructional Systems Technology program faculty. The following admission application components all have the same weight in determining admission.
The New and Current Student Guide is the orientation to prepare for participation in UNC Charlotte distance education courses. Among the topics in this orientation are:
Contact us with your questions about DE programs.
Technical assistance is provided to Distance Education students by:
Toll Free: 1-877-583-2966 (Select Option 1)
(Hours may vary during holidays and when the University is closed)