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Multimedia Development

Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Graduate Certificate
Location(s): Online Learning

Program Overview

The graduate certificate provides students from varied professional backgrounds the knowledge and foundational skills required to plan, design, develop, implement and evaluate multimedia materials for instructional use. Students will have the opportunity to create a portfolio that demonstrates their skills in multimedia development.

Students who complete the Multimedia Development Certificate will:

  • Apply foundational instructional design principles to the design, development and implementation of multimedia materials used for instructional purposes
  • Demonstrate an ability to plan, design and evaluate multimedia materials used for instructional purposes
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of theories, principles, technologies and techniques that can be applied to the development of multimedia materials for instructional purposes
  • Create portfolios that demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and competency in multimedia development

 

All 18 credit hours required for this certificate are offered online. Having created one of the first online graduate programs launched in the United States, the experienced Educational Technology Leadership Program faculty and staff ensure flexibility along with meaningful substance and engaging online participation.

 

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Fall – April 1
Spring – October 1
Summer – March 1

Recommendations required:

Two (2) recommendations

Prior academic records: 

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application.  Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grade-point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. For a list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services, please click here.

Statement of purpose:

In an essay of 250 to 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at The George Washington University, describing your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned in the application.

Additional requirements:

A resumé is required.

International applicants only:

Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW, and English language requirements.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Graduate School of Education and Human Development
The George Washington University
2136 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
gsehdadm@gwu.edu ~ 202.994.9283 ~ 202.994.7207 (fax)
9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday