Core courses will make most sense and flow most smoothly if you take:
- R511 first
- R521 next
- both R511 and R521 before R561
If you are taking two courses in a term, or two each term, you can take R511 and R521 concurrently (in fall or summer), OR R541 and R561 concurrently (spring), OR R511 and R541 concurrently (spring).
Ideally you will complete the core before moving on to other electives-in-the-major. Practically speaking, it is possible to take some electives in IST before completing the core courses, specifically: R626 Instructional Strategies and Tactics, R519 Effective Writing for Instructional Media, or occasional courses offered online in the program (check the listings each term for any available options). Remember that this will be your single elective for your program.
As a certificate student, you are not eligible for federal financial aid. The IST department is not able to advise students regarding financial aid. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance for information and assistance.