Sep 19, 2021  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Technology Certificate


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This 15-credit hour certificate is designed to provide classroom teachers with skills and knowledge to use innovative technology in their classrooms, in a flexible, collaborative environment. The coursework will provide teachers with the skills and knowledge they need to integrate technology effectively into their instruction and to use the most current tools to enhance student learning. Teachers will learn how to re-think learning spaces, create effective technology-rich learning environments, and explore tools and techniques for enhancing teaching and learning, all built on a sound theoretical base of the most effective practices.

Admission Requirements for the Educational Technology Certificate

  • Complete all parts of the written application;
  • Submit official transcript from the institution where bachelor’s degree was earned;
  • Students whose primary language is not English are required to submit official score reports of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam. The minimum TOEFL score required is 550 on the written test. 

Education Certificate & Advanced Certificate Policies


To maintain enrollment, the student must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in all graduate coursework with no grade below a “C.” Only one grade of “C” is accepted toward the 15-hour program. Only one course may be repeated one time in the entire program. Students who are unable to maintain these academic standards will be dismissed from the program.

Outcomes


Students who complete the Educational Technology certificate will meet the following outcomes:

  • Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity: Students will develop the skills to model, promote, and engage their students in innovative problem-solving to explore and solve real-world issues using digital tools and resources and to work collaboratively in virtual and face-to-face settings.
  • Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments: Students will design learning experiences that allow their students to actively participate in tracking their own learning, that allow for individualized learning experiences based on diverse student needs, and that provide multiple and varied formative and summative assessments, maximizing the use of digital tools and resources.
  • Model Digital Age Work and Learning: Students will effectively use current and emerging digital tools to communicate with their students, parents, and the community.
  • Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility: Students will advocate, model, and teach their students the safe and ethical use of digital tools, including copyright and intellectual property issues, and promote a culture of understanding and awareness of diverse perspectives and needs by using student-centered strategies and providing equitable access to digital resources.
  • Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership: Students will model professional practice through a commitment to life-long learning and by contributing to the effectiveness of the teaching profession in their school and community.

Assessment


Outcomes for the Educational Technology certificate are assessed by:

  • Performance on course class assignments and key assessments as indicated on course syllabi;
  • Responses from course evaluation questions.

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