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  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
Graduate Catalog 2013-14 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate Program in Educational Technology


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Advisors: Brian Horvitz, Robert Leneway, Sharon Peterson
Room 3571 Sangren Hall

This graduate certificate program provides a strong framework for the development of educational technology competencies for individuals that are employed or seek professional employment in the field of education as technology specialists.  The audience for the program is anticipated to be in-service teachers interested in educational technology in the classroom, in-service teachers with more advanced technology knowledge interested in competencies and responsibilities required for building level technology specialists, in-service teachers or individuals who desire or assume the position of district technology coordinator, and district administrators and staff who desire advanced skills in the area of educational technology coordination.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the requirements of the Graduate College, all applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree in education or a related field, provide a statement outlining technology skills and background, career goals, and educational philosophy (1,000 words).  Admission decisions will be made by the department’s faculty, following a review of the applicant’s admission materials.

Program Requirements


Students will complete a planned program of study consisting of 18-21 hours of course work with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better, with no course grade below a “C.”  The courses include:

Additional Information


Students who demonstrate prior competence in each of the performance outcomes required for successful completion of EDT 5400 will start the program with EDT 5410 or EDT 5420. Students who demonstrate prior mastery of the knowledge and skills in EDT 5410 and EDT 5420 will have other course choices available.

Descriptions of all courses required in the Certificate Program in Educational Technology may be found under the heading Educational Technology Courses.

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