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Corporate Trainer

Master the skills necessary to present company hardware and software solutions for any educational environment with our Corporate Trainer Track.

In addition, our graduates will obtain specialized technology skills to improve company employee performance through training in the use of relevant software and applications.

Become a:

  • Corporate Trainer
  • Corporate Staff Developer/Teacher Trainer
  • Online Course Developer
  • Educational Software Developer
  • Educational Sales Representative
  • Instructional Designer

We also offer an online corporate trainer track. (F1 international students may join the in-person corporate trainer track)

We're accepting applications for Spring, Summer and Fall Semesters.
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Program Requirements


Required Courses
27 credits



Elective Courses
6 credits



Total Courses
33 credits

Corporate Trainer Required Courses

EDSE 600

History and Philosophy of Education and Special Education

Explores the historical and philosophical underpinnings of modern educational theory and practice, dating back to ancient Greek, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim writings on education and tracking developments into the present. It specifically examines the forces that have shaped educational policies in the United States, highlighting the current debate around meeting the educational and social-emotional needs of students from diverse communities. The role of technology in education and society at large, critical thinking skills, information literacy, and research-based instruction are also featured.
Offered by the Graduate School of Education.
3 Credits

EDIN 601

Foundations of Computers

Introduces the technological underpinnings of information technology in the educational environment. Students become proficient in integrating word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software into educational settings, learning about the general operations of computer hardware, telecommunications, and operating systems. Students gain a general appreciation of the complexity of modern information and of information literacy.
3 Credits

EDIN 617

Foundations of Instructional Technology - Teaching with Computers

Based on discussions of theory and research, this course examines the transition from the oral/aural classroom to the written/visual learning environment introduced through various forms of instructional technology, including the computer. Students explore many forms of instructional and educational technology, copyright and intellectual property laws, learning theories in reference to technology, assistive technologies, technology planning, theories of distance education, and the national educational technology standard (ISTE).
3 Credits

EDIN 622

Networking in the Education Environment I

Introduces students to the fundamentals of data communications in the classroom and the school district environment. Students learn how to design, support, and troubleshoot Local Area Networks (LAN). Students also learn the complex details of network information security.
Prerequisite: EDIN 601
3 Credits

EDIN 623

Foundations of Instructional Design

Teaches students to design instructional activities that are consistent with curriculum goals, based on accepted pedagogy and effective in helping students synthesize information in a meaningful way. Students explore the foundational theories of learning and investigate models of instructional design. The focus is on the process of learning, the instructional plan, the technologies that support this process, and the many ways that teaching and learning effectiveness can be assessed.
3 Credits

EDIN 646

Distance Learning Applications

Explores various technologies that are used to provide platforms for distance learning. Students produce and evaluate materials for the delivery of online instruction and learn instructional design concepts that uniquely apply to learning outside the classroom.
Prerequisite: EDIN 601
3 Credits

EDIN 651

Internet Technology in the Classroom

Examines the Internet and World Wide Web as technology integration tools for collaborative learning activities, data collection and exchange, virtual field trips, Web Quests, and online mentoring. Students also develop a more comprehensive understanding of how to carry out successful Internet research.
Prerequisite: EDIN 601
3 Credits

EDIN 673

Designing Online Instruction

This course is required for Corporate Track students and can be used as an elective for Certification Students. It teaches instructional design as a creative process that uses a variety of strategies to address the unique needs of learners. To architect highly effective online learning experiences, participants will focus on such topics as project planning, content expertise, communication skills, and current technologies to design relevant learning experiences. Students will synthesize content, evaluate new technologies, and develop learning solutions that best meet the needs of a diverse audience. As a culminating project, students will create, implement and evaluate a short online course about an engaging topic of their choice.
3 Credits

EDIN 692

Projects in the Educational Technology (Corporate)

This capstone course requires students to synthesize their theoretical and practical learning by designing a substantial, innovative educational technology project and integrating it into an active corporate or institutional setting in real time. Students draw from theory and their varied experiences in other classes to apply a new and emerging set of technologies that facilitate learning, communication, and mobility in the classroom while meeting local, state, and/or federal standards in a particular curriculum area.
Prerequisites: EDIN 651 and EDIN 653
3 Credits

Corporate Trainer Elective Courses

EDIN 621

Advanced Web Applications in the Classroom

Social networking environments have had a profound impact on how students communicate, collaborate and publish materials. This course explores web applications such as a portfolio-based Wiki that allows for collaboration through shared calendars, collaborative websites, shared online documents, and discussion forums. In addition, the course presents such technological innovations as Webspiration, Google Apps, Blogger, Voki, and VoiceThread. Because new technologies are always being introduced, students learn to create differentiated learning experiences at all grade levels by leveraging many tools that are free and accessible to all.
Prerequisite: EDIN 601
3 Credits

EDIN 626

Teaching Computer Applications in the Classroom

Introduces students to a variety of computer applications and how to integrate them into lessons across the curriculum. Students develop lesson plans that incorporate each of the tools in line with ISTE standards. Students also develop effective techniques to teach computer tools and applications at all grade levels.
Prerequisite: EDIN 601
3 Credits

EDIN 641

Programming in the Classroom

Introduces programming using the Java programming language. Students learn to design and implement Java programs, develop and select appropriate algorithms and data structures to solve problems, code fluently in an object-oriented paradigm, and understand large programs consisting of several classes with interacting objects. These skills form the framework for teaching the new AP Java course available to high school students.
Prerequisite: EDIN 601
3 Credits

EDIN 642

Multimedia Education Applications in Software Development

Students develop computer-based educational software using hypermedia, and either an authoring language or programming language. Some background in instructional design is recommended.
Prerequisite: EDIN 601
3 Credits

EDIN 643

Children, Technology and Media Literacy

Grounded in social science theory and research, this course examines the complicated effects of mass media on children. Students learn to analyze and evaluate images and electronic forms of communication in such major contested areas as the effects of media violence, pro-social programming and its impact, cognitive processing of media content, the effects of advertising, and the impact of media consumption on children's emotional health. Beyond theory, the course examines appropriate intervention strategies for countering negative impacts on students.
3 Credits

EDIN 652

Assistive and Special Needs Technology

Designed to expand the knowledge base of educational leaders who specialize in providing assistive and special needs technology. In addition to knowledge of specific hardware and software solutions that aid students with disabilities, the course provides theoretical and practical knowledge on how to conduct assistive technology evaluations and identify a variety of funding sources to support assistive technology for students with disabilities.
Prerequisite: EDIN 601
3 Credits

EDIN 653

Integrating Technology in the Curriculum

Because educational technologies change and update constantly, this course teaches the necessary skills to evaluate and select the appropriate software and hardware to integrate into the curriculum and the classroom. Students learn how to use specific technologies to support general education students and students with special needs. A primary objective is to empower our students with the skills and knowledge they need to become agents of change for school reform.
Prerequisite: EDIN 601
3 Credits

EDIN 654

21st Century Instructional Technology Models

Focuses on the use of technology as a vehicle to transform the learning environment from an outdated teacher-centered model to one that is student-centered and more personalized. Participants will study the problems facing our schools, while looking at emerging innovations aiming to better meet the needs of our students through exploration of: The National Education Technology Plan, 21st century pedagogy, models, frameworks, and tools of innovation. Learning experiences align to four main topic areas: Model technology schools and programs, innovations in instructional technologies, problem-based learning, and, school leadership and strategic planning.
3 Credits

EDIN 670

The Educational Technology Specialist As School Leader

This course is required for professional certification track students. In the course, The Educational Technology Specialist as School Leader, students explore the role of the Educational Technology Specialist, a school or district-based resource and support person and leader. The course prepares students to assess needs and plan, implement, and assess best practices in the use of Educational Technology. The course explores: 1) how to mentor and support colleagues in using technologies to improve teaching and learning, and 2) how to select and implement appropriate technology resources to assure that students receive the most appropriate and effective educational experience possible.
Prerequisite: EDIN 601, EDIN 617, EDIN 651
3 Credits

MSIN 605

Strategic Management of Technology

The strategic management of technology and its application on the path to innovation, from the perspective of the general manager at the product line, business unit, and in the executive suite. Students develop an understanding of the tools used in technology and innovation management. Case studies and examples from a variety of industries are a major element of the course.
3 Credits

MSIN 607

Effective Oral and Written Communication for Managers

Emphasizes the importance of good communication skills for corporate managers in the business world. This course identifies and reviews the foundations of business communication - listening, speaking, writing, and reading - and broadens students' experience by building communication skills using technologies and practical business applications. The goal of this course is for students to become confident, flexible, and resourceful communicators in the competitive intercultural global business community.
3 Credits

MSIN 609

Information Technology Project Management

The principles of project management and organizing and managing resources in order to complete projects in designated time-frames. In this course, students learn how to use IT architecture to bring order to the sometimes chaotic world of information systems, by defining a set of guidelines and standards and then adhering to them. Students learn to view IT architecture as a reflection and integral part of business strategy, rather than as a stand-alone entity. Students also gain a unique perspective on the issues surrounding the management of information technology in various organizations. Each topic is viewed pragmatically, through case studies analyzing how selected companies implemented various IT strategies and how those strategies affected the bottom line.
3 Credits

MSIN 610

Advanced IT Project Management

Builds on the skills and knowledge gained in Information Technology Project Management to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the principles of project management. Students learn how to organize and manage resources to complete projects in designated time-frames. Students explore project phases and processes in the context of the disciplines of project management including: scope, time constraints, integration, cost analysis, procurement, risk analysis, resource evaluation, identification and confirmation of business requirements, quality control, communication, and project tracking. Each topic is viewed from a business perspective, using case studies analyzing how selected companies implemented various IT strategies.
Prerequisite: MSIN 609
3 Credits

MSIN 615

Database Management and Administration

Addresses the basic concepts of sound database design. The course covers database normalization; data integrity, including setting domain constraints, triggers, and referential integrity constraints; design presentation tools such as Visio; E-R diagrams; data manipulation and retrieval using SQL; database implementation using SQL Server; transaction processing; and database issues such as concurrency control, database recovery, and query optimization.
Prerequisite: Completion of required preparatory courses (if applicable).
3 Credits

MSIN 675

Professional Internship Experience

The student will work in a professional environment, for a minimum of 480 hours over a period of at least two semesters. Students may secure an internship independently or may work with the GST Department of Career Services. Weekly logs and examples of work are required for the successful completion of the internship, and are reviewed by the Faculty Internship Coordinator, upon completion of the internship. The purpose of the internship is to provide students with practical, hands-on experience in their chosen field of expertise to complement their coursework.The Internship must be approved in advance by the program chair.
Pre- or Corequisite: Permission of the Program Chair
3 Credits

WMM 601

Interface Design Principles

Teaches digital storytelling: how to express ideas in narrative structures which creatively combine image, text, animation, audio, and video. Students explore traditional and current media design styles, tools, and techniques to find their own voice.
3 Credits

WMMN 604

Entertainment and Education Design

Introduces responsive user interfaces, immediate feedback mechanisms, and dynamic scoring systems that aid a range of online storytelling and immersive experiences. Students design memorable products that enable users to accomplish learning objectives and combine achievable rewards with a sense of discovery.
3 Credits

WMMN 607

Database Concepts and Design

Provides students with an understanding of the basic concepts of relational database design, how the relational model is implemented, and elementary SQL including both DDL and DML. The course also explores issues of database normalization, and data integrity and security.
3 Credits

WMMN 608

Introduction to Multimedia Technology

Introduces prospective Web and Multimedia Design students to basic computer topics and terminology relevant to their field. Digital workflow issues and the entire Adobe Creative Suite (CS) are introduced. Students will complete this course with a solid understanding of both PC and MAC platforms, and how to access, evaluate, and secure information on the World Wide Web.
3 Credits

WMMN 611

Foundations of Web Design

This course is intensive and will focus primarily on helping students understand the design and functional abilities of developing a thorough knowledge of HTML design. The student knowledge of basic HTML design will be extended into areas of graphic design, image optimization, understanding frames and tables, embedding video / audio, in order to provide the student with a framework for successfully engaging with the remainder of the masters program.
Pre- or Corequisite: Permission of the Program Chair
3 Credits

WMMN 660

Digital Photography for Designers

Is a practical introduction to the craft of digital photography and how both traditional and experimental approaches to the photographic image support and enhance the communicative power of web and interactive designs. Examples of significant historical and contemporary photographs are critically examined to stimulate the student's creativity.
3 Credits

WMMN 670

Video and Audio Production Studio

Students learn the aesthetics and technical aspects of good visual and sound design to effectively communicate messages in digital distribution platforms. Hands-on projects help students develop concepts, shoot video and capture audio effectively, edit both using industry accepted software, and manage post-production workflow and distribution.
3 Credits

WMMN 675

Professional Internship Experience

The student will work in a professional environment, for a minimum of 480 hours over a period of at least two semesters. Students may secure an internship independently or may work with the GST Department of Career Services. Weekly logs and examples of work are required for the successful completion of the internship, and are reviewed by the Faculty Internship Coordinator, upon completion of the internship. The purpose of the internship is to provide students with practical, hands-on experience in their chosen field of expertise to complement their coursework. The Internship MUST be approved in advance by the program chair.
Pre- or Corequisite: Permission of the Program Chair
3 Credits

Special Requirements

Degree candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in any field.