The Foreign Language Instructional Technology Graduate Certificate Program
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures together with and the Department of Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment (ETRA) at Northern Illinois University offer courses leading to the Foreign Language Instructional Technology Graduate Certificate Program. The program is designed to combine foreign language study with the development of proficiency in the use of instructional technology. The prerequisite for admission to the program is a BA or MA in a foreign language (preferably a language taught at NIU) or a BA or MA in another subject area and fluency in a foreign language. Some prior experience with computers is desirable. The program is especially recommended for K through post-secondary foreign language faculty wishing to improve their teaching skills, foreign language graduate students and recent graduates, inservice language teachers pursuing re-certification, preservice language teachers, and language professionals wishing to improve their technical skills in order to open new career opportunities and increase marketability.
Foreign Languages and Literatures
The program is composed of four compulsory courses in foreign language education:
FLTE 591 Integrating Technology into the Foreign Language Curriculum
FLTE 592 Development of Technology-Based Materials for the Foreign Language Classroom
FLTE 593 Foreign Language Learning Center Administration
FLTE 594 Implementation of Foreign Language Instructional Technology
Plus two electives in Instructional Technology taught through the Department of Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment. Courses may be completed in any order and evening sessions are available for most.
ETT 439 Developing Educational Software
ETT 510 Instructional Media and Technology
ETT 535 Distance Education Design and Delivery
ETT 539 Courseware Systems Development
ETT 590 Workshop in Instructional Technology
ETT 592 Special Topics in Instructional Technology (Software Tools for Instruction)