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.
Submit a completed Graduate Admissions Application form online or download the pdf print version.
Submit a non-refundable application fee of US $50. PLEASE NOTE: When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. For inquiries please call the College of St. Scholastica Business Office at 1-800-447-5444 or 723-6092. When we use information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day you make your payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution.
Have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
Have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.8.
Submit all official transcripts of baccalaureate and graduate coursework.
Submit a completed Computer Competency form verifying skill level in word processing, spreadsheets, database and communication applications.
Submit a TOEFL examination or the Michigan Test score is required of all international applicants and applicants whose primary language is not English.
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.
Acceptance Categories The Educational Technology graduate certificate program grants acceptance in the following categories:
Full Acceptance: granted to those students who meet all admission requirements.
Provisional Acceptance: granted to those students who have not submitted all required materials but who otherwise have met the admission requirements. Students are allowed one semester to submit remaining credentials and are not eligible for Financial Aid until Full Acceptance.
Non-degree Acceptance: reserved for those students who wish to pursue courses for professional development but who do not wish to earn a degree or for those students who have course deficiencies that cannot be remedied within one semester. Students will be admitted to courses on a space available basis. No more than one-third of the semester credits taken in non-degree status can be applied toward a degree in the event that the student wishes to transfer to degree bound status. Students in this category are not eligible for Financial Aid.
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.