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  • 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 Features

    • A flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal schedule
    • Named one of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” preparing today’s educators by U.S. News & World Report
    • Drexel’s teacher education programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
    • A highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmates

    State 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 Learning3.0
    EDLT 542Research in Motivation & Game-Based Learning3.0
    EDLT 543Play & Learning in a Participatory Culture3.0
    EDLT 544Integrating Games & Pedagogical Content Knowledge3.0
    EDLT 545Design & Development of Learning Games I3.0
    EDLT 546Design & Development of Learning Games II3.0
    EDLT 547Capstone Project I1.5
    EDLT 548Capstone Project II4.5
    EDUC 535Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology3.0
    Total 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 Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

    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

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