Candidates who complete the four-course graduate certificate will learn how to design, implement, and teach online using all of the benefits of today's technologies. Note: Courses must be taken in the order listed. Each course builds on the knowledge of the previous course.
Application Priority Consideration
The application deadline for priority consideration for Fall term is August 1, Spring term is November 15 and Summer term is March 1. Review of completed application files will continue until all open seats for the program are filled.
The Educational Technology graduate certificate program grants acceptance in the following categories:
EDU 6445 ~ Online Teaching Methods: From Design to Practice, 3 Credits
This online course covers both practical and pedagogical aspects of teaching online. As part of this experience, you will use the Blackboard course management system to develop a sample course of your own design, including a syllabus, discussions, course content, and other components that are optimized for the online teaching and learning environment.
EDU 6430 ~ Web Tools for Learning, 3 Credits
Provides an introduction and in-depth exploration of web-based resources and applications for learning. The course examines effective web-based resources, including Web 2.0, strategies for evaluating digital resources, video, discussion threads, and learning objects. Participants will participate in and integrate web tools as well as develop learning activities and a collection of resources for educational environments.
EDU 6460 ~ Technologies for the Online Environment, 3 Credits, Spring & Summer
Master the essential basics of technologies that are available for the online environment. This online course covers both practical and pedagogical aspects of online technologies. Participants will explore a wide range of online technologies and how they can be used to enhance the online learning environment. Participants will evaluate, select, and integrate technologies into their online course structures.
EDU 6470 ~ Capstone/Practicum, 3 Credits
This final course for the Certificate in Online Instruction program will consist of three major components: completion of the online course (begun in the first class and added to in each successive class), implementation of the course with "student" participants, and final course revisions following student, instructor, and mentor feedback.