Graduate Certificate in Learning in Game-Based Environments Overview 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 classmates Curriculum 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 Credits27.0View Course Descriptions 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 DocumentsA 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 StudentsHow to Submit Supporting Documents Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $868 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1157 per credit) This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. This program is not currently eligible for Federal Financial Aid, however, we offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2015 September 21, 2015 December 5, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 12, 2015 Winter 2016 January 4, 2016 March 14, 2016 March 15, 2016 March 19, 2016 Spring 2016 March 28, 2016 June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 10, 2016 Summer 2016 June 20, 2016 August 29, 2016 August 30, 2016 September 3, 2016 Apply today for a Graduate Certificate in Learning in Game-Based Environments Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.