Game Based Learning Certificate


Leverage the Power of Games

From pre-adolescent to senior citizens, electronic game play is not just for recreation; electronic gameplay is engaging and provides an active learning environment. The Game-Based Learning courses will focus on how to maximize student learning, engage your audience, and convey complex messages with simple and fun methods. Heavily rooted in STEM, this certificate will provide the foundation and framework for creating experiences to explore science, technology, engineering and math.

The certificate requires 15 graduate credit hours (as identified below) as well as post Baccalaureate status to register. Students are required to complete six MED credits and nine GMD credits. Although this certification is primarily designed to support educators, students from other disciplines are welcome.

Core Courses

GMD 6000 Game Literacy

GMD 6020 Game Design and Analysis

GMD 6030 Game Audience and Analysis

Choose two (2) of the following:

MED 7808 Available Online Assessment and Evaluation

MED 7809 Available Online Instructional Design

MED 7810 Available Online Psychology of Learning

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.