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Program at a Glance

Program
Graduate Certificate
College(s)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Department(s)
Learning Sci & Educ Research
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The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design for Simulations prepares educators, instructional designers, and human resource and training specialists in corporate, industry and educational settings to work with engineers, graphic artists, computer programmers, and game developers to design training and instructional systems.

Training and educational programs are now incorporating stand-alone and PC-based simulations and instructional (video) games to enhance human motivation and performance. The result has been a growing demand for simulation and game-based training and instructional systems in corporate, government and education sectors. The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design for Simulations provides an interdisciplinary approach to prepare educators, instructional designers, and human resource and training specialists in corporate, industry and educational settings to work with engineers, graphic artists, computer programmers, and game developers to design training and instructional systems, focusing on the pedagogical aspects of stand-alone and PC-based desktop training and educational simulations and games.

For the Instructional Design for Simulations certificate, students complete five required courses (15 credit hours total). The recommended plan of study, noting when each course is offered, is provided on the Instructional Technology program website under Plans of Study for professional certificates.

Total Credit Hours Required: 15 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Please note: Instructional Design for Simulations Graduate Certificate may be completed fully online, although not all program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit http://global.ucf.edu/. If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at 407-823-2337.

UCF is not authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Refer to State Restrictions for current information.

Application Deadlines

Spring
December 1
Summer
April 1
Fall
July 1

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