Our educational technology certificate is delivered in an online format, which is designed for curriculum directors, practicing teachers, and school leaders who seek to improve student learning with the latest technological innovations. You will have the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in the use of technology and to develop effective strategies for using technology-enhanced learning activities in your classroom.
The Educational Technology Certificate program will consider applicants who:
Submit a completed Graduate Admissions Application form online or download the pdf print version.
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 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 6430 - Webtools for Learning, 3 cr. 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 6440 - Using Digital Media in Your Classroom, 3 cr. Provides an overview of digital media application for teaching and learning. Participants will learn to design and produce and digital products to support the curriculum in their classroom. The course will also focus on designing instruction that integrates student use of digital media as learning tools for students.
EDU 6445 - Online Teaching Methods: From Design to Practice, 3 cr. 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. Prerequisite: EDU 6430 or prior teaching experience.
EDU 6450 - Leadership and Future Trends in Educational Technology, 3 cr. 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 6520 - 21st Century Technology for Teaching, 3 cr. An overview of current research and application of 21st century technology to increase student learning and enhance teaching. Students will assess current technology skills and knowledge to increase competence and application of technology. In addition, students will gain useful skills and tools to integrate technology in their practice, as well as develop a technology integration initiative that can be implemented in their school.