Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology

Please Note: This program is on a moratorium for 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic year. We are not accepting new students into the program at this time.

The Certificate in Instructional Technology (CIT) is a 16-credit program that provides introductory instruction in supporting teaching, learning, and training with technology. Students focus on evaluating, designing, and utilizing technology-based resources that support education and training across a wide spectrum of learning environments.

Students complete four courses focusing on complementary areas of study, including:

  • Evaluation of instructional software across disciplines and grade levels
  • Use of the internet in support of teaching and learning
  • Topics that define distance education—including the history of the field, research on effectiveness, course design, and management—and that collectively demonstrate its strengths and weaknesses
  • Instructional design as a systematic process of analyzing needs, setting objectives, designing evaluations, and selecting technology-based resources that support achieving those objectives.

This certificate stands alone as a coherent introduction to the field firmly grounded in effectively integrating technology-based resources into holistically conceived learning experiences. It also may provide a seamless step into the master’s degree program.

For information on the application process, please visit the Admissions section of our website.

  • School of Education Faculty Contact Information: Professor David Whittier,, 617-353-3181
  • School of Education Graduate Admissions Contact Information:, 617-353-4237

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.