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Educational Games and Simulations Certificate


The Graduate Certificate in Educational Games and Simulations program is designed for those who wish to: analyze recent research and best practices for effective teaching and learning with educational games and with simulations in virtual worlds; design, teach, and evaluate teaching and learning activities in virtual worlds; and, design 2D and 3D games for learning and evaluate for educational effectiveness. Students admitted to the certificate program are required to be familiar with all policies of the Graduate College that govern graduate certificate programs.


Contact Information

Yu-Chang Hsu, Graduate Program Coordinator
Kellie Branson, Student Outreach Services Manager
(208) 426-4055
College of Education
Room E-304
1910 University Dr.,
Boise, ID 83725-1747

Degree Requirements

Educational Games and Simulations, G.C.

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply to the Graduate College and pay the application fee. International applicants must satisfy the international admission requirements. Satisfy the minimum admission requirements.
  2. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions Office.
  3. Instruct institutions to send official transcripts directly to Graduate Admission and Degree Services via regular mail, fax, or electronically with password protection.
    Graduate Admission and Degree Services
    Riverfront Hall, Rm. 307,
    1910 University Drive,
    Boise, ID 83725-1110
    Fax: (208) 426-2789
  4. The academic background of the applicant must be judged by the Graduate Program Coordinator to be adequate for enrollment in graduate courses in education and educational technology.

Special Relationships with Other Programs

A student may be simultaneously enrolled in an Educational Technology graduate degree program (Ed.D., MSET, or MET) and the Graduate Certificate in Educational Games and Simulations program subject to the approval of the chair of the student’s supervisory committee and the graduate program coordinators of both programs. Please note that admission to the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the degree program or vice versa.

A student who is not enrolled in any graduate degree program at Boise State University may be enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Educational Games and Simulations program and one other graduate certificate program offered by the Department of Educational Technology but only with written approval of the Graduate Program Coordinator. Please note that admission to one certificate program does not guarantee admission to another certificate program, even if the programs are closely related. Simultaneous enrollment in more than two graduate certificate programs is prohibited by the Graduate College. Credits earned in this certificate program may be counted toward either the Master of Educational Technology or Master of Science in Educational Technology Programs.

Application and Materials Deadline

Contact the department for more information.