As part of Seminole State College’s commitment to serving a range of education learners, these courses do not have pre-requisites.
Students completing the Instructional Design Certificate with Seminole State College must complete five courses, three required and two selected to best fit the student’s own professional goals.
EME2040, Introduction to Technology for Educators
This course covers the application of instructional design principles for the use of technology to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom. The course includes hands-on experience with educational media, emerging technologies and hardware, software and peripheral for the personal computer as well as data-driven decision-making processes. Identification of appropriate software for classroom applications, classroom procedures for integrating technologies with emphasis on legal and ethical use and effective instructional strategies for teachers and students with regard to research, analysis and demonstration of technology will be covered. Students will be provided with an overview of the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, Common Core State Standards and the National Educational Technology Standards.
EME2450, Intro to Distance Education
This course examines instruction and how it is effectively delivered online. Students will explore technologies, processes and products of distance education with emphasis on eLearning. Students will learn practical applications of instructional theories related to virtual and online participatory learning environments. Planning and project management for developing online learning materials and facilitating online classes will be covered. Designed for K-12 and higher education instructors and administrators as well as trainers and instructional designers from other professional settings, the course focuses on the interpretation and application of theory, research and standards-based effective practice to the design, development, facilitation and evaluation of distance education experiences.
EME2670, Intro to Instructional Design
This course focuses on the application of instructional design principles to the development of instruction. Topics include contemporary issues and trends in instructional design, requirements for instruction, task and needs analysis, learning situations and instructional models, learner characteristics and assessing instructional outcomes. Students will plan and create online instructional materials using the instructional design process.
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EDF2130, Children and Adolescent Development for Educators
This course critically examines the developmental stages and characteristics of individuals from infancy through adolescence with application to learners in educational settings. A minimum of 8 hours of field-based experience that allows you to see developmental principles in action as you observe children from infancy through adolescence is required.
EDF2170, The Adult Learner
This course examines the unique nature of the adult learner in higher education. Emphasis will be placed upon theories of cognitive and social learning theories in adult learning. Models and processes for course design appropriate to the adult setting will be presented. Content includes selection and design of goals, objectives and outcomes, teaching and learning activities and assessment strategies to create courses that foster learning. An overview of established training principles and practices will be provided. Learning style theory will be applied in the adult setting as well as evaluation tools for determining the success of instruction to adults. To promote students' participation and interest, educators will learn to use games and competitions to motivate and engage students.
EDP2002, Introduction to Educational Psychology
This course is an introduction to the principles and theories of psychology as applied to the process of education. Topics of study include psychological perspectives of education, learning theory and critical evaluation of the psychology of education.
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EME2470, Teaching and Learning in a Connected Age
This course covers the application of instructional principles for the effective use of social media tools to enhance the quality of teaching and learning online and in the classroom. This course focuses on best practices for informal learning in relation to various social media forms and addresses how mass media has been used in learning settings to convey information and promote understanding and change. The course includes hands-on experience with social media tools, emerging trends and best practices for using social media in the educational environment. Identification of appropriate social media tools for classroom applications, classroom procedures for integrating technologies with emphasis on legal and ethical use and effective instructional strategies for teachers and students with regard to social media will be covered. Students will use a variety of social software and Web 2.0 applications.
EME2004, Introduction to Project Management
This course provides practical knowledge of project management as related to instructional design projects. Project management processes examined include all aspects required for the instructional design life cycle, including project initiation, planning, execution and closeout. Evaluation of project management knowledge and processes enables students to replicate the learning to their own real -world course development.