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Programs in Instructional Technology for Trainers

Whether you are beginning a new career or looking to extend your influence and earning power as a technology trainer, we'll prepare you to anticipate and meet the demands of rapid organizational and technological change within the global marketplace. We'll also make sure you have a command of key instructional and technological competencies as identified by the Association for Talent Development (ATD).

In our program, you'll develop knowledge and skills in adult learning theories, instructional design principles, and global training techniques as we enhance your experience in and knowledge of social networking platforms, software and training simulations, collaborative tools, mobile devices, and games to design technology-based training environments.

You'll also learn how to design technology programs to improve communication and collaboration, to boost productivity, and to bridge cultural differences and standardized procedures throughout an organization's global workforce. Find out how some trainers demonstrate compliance with safety or other industry-specific regulations, while others instruct personnel on the use of new hardware or software adopted by an organization, either in person or via e-learning programs.

NYIT offers programs for trainers in various areas of instructional technology, including:

Master's of Science in Instructional Technology, Professional Trainers Program

The 33-credit Master's of Science in Instructional Technology for Professional Trainers is a combination of two certificates for professional trainers: Advanced Certificate in Emerging Technologies for Trainers and Advanced Certificate in Instructional Design for Global E-Learning. Candidates develop key instructional and technological competencies identified by the American Society for Training and Development practitioners need in workplace training. Program graduates are prepared for careers as professional trainers, instructional designers, e-learning specialists, and internal consultants working in corporate, nonprofit, and government settings. The program provides a well-rounded background in technology, learning, and performance assessment.

Unique Program Features
The Master's of Science in Instructional Technology for Professional Trainers results from taking the two certificates for professional trainers: Advanced Certificate in Emerging Technologies for Trainers and Advanced Certificate in Instructional Design for Global E-Learning. The program maintains unique relationships with a variety of educational, governmental, and business organizations. These connections and interactions with faculty practitioners stimulate research and development and provide practical apprenticeship and contract opportunities for the candidate/professional.

Candidate Profile
Candidates must have a baccalaureate degree and 3.0 GPA. Many candidates in the program hold full-time positions in the training and development field. Some candidates are independent trainers and/or consultants. Others come from employment settings related to training and development or human resources. Others pursue the degree as an avenue of transition into a training-related career.

Course Requirements

Advanced Certificate: Emerging Technologies for Training

The 18-credit Advanced Certificate in Emerging Technologies for Training addresses advanced and promising technologies that improve learning performance, enhance training efficiency, and provide individualized, contextualized training modules. Candidates will be prepared to work in a variety of capacities, such as trainers, instructional designers, and training materials developers. Courses will be offered via multiple delivery modes using research-based practices and applications for effective training technology and strategies. The program will provide trainers with the knowledge and skills needed for 21st-century corporate, nonprofit and government sectors. It is designed for trainers to effectively develop programs that help employers enhance their skills, productivity, and quality of work.

Features Unique to This Program
The Advanced Certificate in Emerging Technologies for Training is designed for experienced trainers who want to update their knowledge and skills to design technology-based training environments with social networking, simulations, collaborative tools, mobile devices and games. This certificate may be combined with the Advanced Certificate in Instructional Design for Global E-Learning and all courses will be applied to the Master of Science in Instructional Technology for Professional Trainers.

Candidate Profile
Candidates must have a baccalaureate degree and 3.0 GPA. Many candidates in the program hold full-time positions in the training and development field. Some candidates are independent trainers and/or consultants. Others come from employment settings related to training and development or human resources. Others pursue the degree as an avenue of transition into a training-related career.

Advanced Certificate: Instructional Design for Global E-Learning

This 18-credit certificate in Instructional Design for Global E-Learning is designed to help novice trainers develop their knowledge and skills in adult learning theories, cross-cultural training, instructional design principles, and global training techniques. It prepares candidates to work in different capacities, such as trainers, instructional designers, or training materials developers. The program, offered in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, hybrid and online, provides trainers the knowledge and skills needed for the 21st-century corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors. It is designed for trainers to effectively develop programs to help employers enhance their skills, productivity, and quality of work. Candidates develop the capacity to meet the challenges of the rapid pace of organizational and technological change, and satisfy the demands of global workforce training.

Features Unique to This Program
The Advanced Certificate in Instructional Design for Global E-Learning features cross-cultural perspectives for training in the global workforce. Candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with candidates, faculty, and corporate trainers from countries outside the United States. This certificate may be combined with the Advanced Certificate in Emerging Technologies for Trainers and all courses will be applied to the Master's of Science in Instructional Technology for Professional Trainers.

Candidate Profile
Candidates must have a baccalaureate degree and 3.0 GPA. Many candidates in the program hold full-time positions in the training and development field. Some candidates are independent trainers and/or consultants. Others come from employment settings related to training and development or human resources. Others pursue the degree as an avenue of transition into a training-related career.

Program Chair

Dr. Melda Yildiz
516.686.1053
myildiz@nyit.edu

Office Contact

Erin Fabian
212.261.1529
efabian@nyit.edu


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Admission Requirements for M.S. Program

  • B.S. degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score from within the last five years
    • GRE Requirements: Minimum combined score of 300 from any two tests on the GRE exam
    • MAT Requirements: Minimum score of 400
  • Students who have a GPA between 2.85 and 2.99, or do not meet the minimum requirement on the GRE or MAT exam, may be considered for conditional admission by the program chair. If students are admitted conditionally, they must achieve a 3.0 GPA in the first six graduate credits and meet the minimum score on the GRE or MAT exam to continue in the M.S. program.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic uses of instructional technology at the beginning of the program. If students not have requisite skills, program faculty will work with them to determine appropriate prerequisite courses to address the deficits. This is done on an individual basis.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Copy of college diploma or proof of degree
  • Copies of teaching certificates you currently hold if you are seeking New York State certification
  • Official exam score (NYIT GRE Code: 2561, NYIT MAT Score: 1487)
  • International student requirements: English proficiency, I-20, and transcript evaluation

Special Note
New York education law now permits nonresident aliens to qualify for an initial license. Individuals with U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status may qualify for a permanent or professional New York State Teaching Certificate.

Read more at NYSED


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Admission Requirements for Certificate Programs

  • B.S. degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university in an appropriate field
  • Initial, permanent, or professional New York State teaching certification
  • In accordance with New York State's regulation and accreditation agency's requirements, applicants should submit official report of a national standardized exam with a competitive score. Please contact the admissions office or department for details.
  • Candidates meeting the above requirements will participate in an interview with the program chair prior to a final admission decision.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Copy of college diploma or proof of degree
  • Copies of teaching certificates you currently hold if you are seeking New York State certification
  • Official GRE scores, if required (NYIT GRE Code: 2561)
  • International student requirements: English proficiency, I-20, and transcript evaluation

Special Note
New York education law now permits nonresident aliens to qualify for an initial license. Individuals with U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status may qualify for a permanent or professional New York State Teaching Certificate.

Read more at NYSED