Graduate Certificate in Learning in Game-Based Environments Overview **This program is not currently accepting new students. Please check back for updates.**The accredited online Graduate Certificate in Learning in Game-Based Environments benefits educators, instructional technologists, and corporate trainers interested in integrating learning in a game-based environment in and out of the classroom or training settings. Students will be introduced to the foundation of games for learning, motivation research that influences games, learning theories, instructional design principles, the role of play and learning in a participatory culture, design research, and evaluation of learning technologies. Graduates will be prepared to expand their existing skill set to incorporate educational games in their current positions or to become leaders working in fields such as educational publishing and corporate training.Program FeaturesA flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal scheduleNamed one of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” preparing today’s educators by U.S. News & World ReportDrexel’s teacher education programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of EducationA highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmatesState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Required Courses EDLT 541Foundations of Game-Based Learning3.0EDLT 542Research in Motivation & Game-Based Learning3.0EDLT 543Play & Learning in a Participatory Culture3.0EDLT 544Integrating Games & Pedagogical Content Knowledge3.0EDLT 545Design & Development of Learning Games I3.0EDLT 546Design & Development of Learning Games II3.0EDLT 547Capstone Project I1.5EDLT 548Capstone Project II4.5EDUC 535Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology3.0Total Credits27.0 Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA) Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo letters of recommendation (professional or academic)An essay describing why you're interested in pursuing this programAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition This rate applies only to new online students. Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is not eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 Apply today for the Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.