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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. Learn about various foundational aspects of educational technology and examine digital inequities and strategies to combat them.

Who should enroll in this certificate program?

  • Educators at all levels
  • Classroom teachers
  • Technology coordinators
  • Curriculum specialists
  • Other educational technology professionals

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Degree Details


Tuition: $435/credit*

* Tuition rates are for the 2021-22 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.


Program Features

  • Four three-credit courses applicable to your graduate degree
  • Convenient online course delivery to fit your schedule
  • Courses based on current learning theory, research, and best practices
  • Learning modules that expand your skills and knowledge in the use of technology
  • Course projects that can be used in your classroom right away
  • Elective credits that can be applied toward our Master’s Degree in Education
  • Courses are aligned with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Educators

Required Courses

EDU 6450 – Leadership/Future Trends Ed Tech

This online course is designed to help develop educational technology leaders. In this course students evaluate, plan, and create educational technology-based solutions for learning environments while considering best-practices in technology integration. Participants will learn about topics in educational technology such as, future trends, government policies, professional development models, and evaluation tools. Prerequisite: EDU 6520, EDU 6430, or Instructor permission.

Elective Courses

EDU 6370 – Universal Design for Learning

Examines the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the related framework of Culturally Responsive Practices. Students experience features of UDL in this course including universally designed learning modules, assigned resources in multiple formats, and choices for student-initiated projects. Students explore and apply a wide variety of technologies and strategies to remove barriers for all learners.

EDU 6445 – Online Teaching Methods from Design to Practice

Covers both practical and pedagogical aspects of teaching online and in a blended format. As part of this experience, you the student will use the Blackboard coursea learning management system to begin to develop the framework of a sample course of your own design, including a syllabus or course overview, discussions, course content, and other components that are optimized for the online or blended teaching and learning environment.

EDU 6480 – Digital Tools for Technology Innovation

Provides an introduction and exploration of innovative technology resources and applications to support learning. Participants will examine pedagogical frameworks that integrate technology and use these frameworks to create plans and resources to support their instruction.

EDU 6520 – 21st Century Technologies for Teaching

An overview of current research and applications of 21st century technology to increase student learning and enhance teaching. Students will assess their current technology skills and knowledge to increase competency and application integration of technology. Students will gain useful knowledge, skills and tools to support technology integration in their practice, as well as develop a technology integration initiative that can be implemented in their school or workplace

EDU 6710 – Computational Thinking and Standards

Present and review the CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association) K-12 Computer Science Standards along with resources on Computational Thinking and strategies for implementing them in the K-12 curriculum. The course will also begin to address stereotypes about computing, how to debunk myths about working in technology, and include strategies for active recruiting.

EDU 6720 – Computer Science Principles

Students in this course will learn computer science through building socially useful mobile apps using App Inventor, a visual, blocks-based programming environment. It uses the Mobile Computer Science Principles curriculum, which aligns with the framework for the proposed Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles course. It will continue to address effective pedagogy and how to mitigate underrepresentation in computing.


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Admission Information

Visit our admissions page for information about transcripts, online application, international admissions and financing.

Admission Deadlines

The Master in Education has a rolling enrollment process that allows an applicant to start at the beginning of any eight-week term. Please talk with your admissions counselor to obtain more specific dates.


New Students
  • B.A./B.S. degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum GPA of at least 2.8
Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.
Returning Students

A returning student is a student who was admitted and enrolled in a program at St. Scholastica but has been absent from the program for at least three continuous semesters, including summer. To return to the same program at St. Scholastica, a returning student must be in good academic standing and must apply for readmission to the College.

Meet Our Faculty

Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators

Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who bring their deep experience to online and on-campus classrooms. Our values of community, respect, stewardship and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.