Certificate in Educational Technology

Certificate in Educational Technology Program

Our Certificate in Educational Technology is delivered in an online format, and is designed for teachers, - school leaders and other professional 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. Students in the program will also be prepared to consider equity and access issues to help address the growing societal digital divide.

Admission Requirements

The Certificate Educational Technology program will consider applicants who:

  • Submit a completed Graduate Admissions Application form online.
  • 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 (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test scores, including the TWE (Test of Written English) essay rating. A score of 550 on the written test, score of 213 on the computer-based test or a score of 79 on the iBT TOEFL test or a four on the TWE essay rating are required for admission. The British International English Test (IELTS), will also be acceptable, a minimum score of 6.5 is required for admission.

Application Priority Consideration
The application deadline for priority consideration for Fall term is August 1, Spring term is December 1, and Summer term is May 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.

Course Requirements

Students will choose 3 of the following courses:

EDU 6370 - Universal Design for Learning
EDU 6430 - Webtools for Learning
EDU 6440 - Using Digital Media
EDU 6445 - Online Teaching Methods
EDU 6520 - 21st Century Technology for Teaching
EDU 6710 - Computational Thinking & Standards
EDU 6720 - Computer Science Principles

The following course is required:

EDU 6450 - Leadership/Future Trends Edu Tech