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Digital Technology for Educators, Graduate Certificate

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This nine-credit certificate program is designed to meet the professional development needs of individuals in educational settings. Current students include PreK-12 teachers who want to learn how to better use technology in their classrooms. Upon completion of the nine credit program, students are awarded a graduate certificate in Digital Technology for Educators by the College of Graduate Studies.

Please note that our graduate certificate program is not a licensure program.

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Program Highlights

The Digital Technology for Educators graduate certificate is ideal for those individuals who are looking to improve their use of technology in the classroom or beyond. 

The graduate certificate also offers:

  • Diverse faculty with advanced degrees and extensive experience
  • The ability to roll applicable completed courses into the Postbaccalaureate or MEd program
  • Small classes that facilitate a more personalized learning experience
  • Affordable tuition, whether you live in state or out

 Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. Anne Hird

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume 
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Personal Statement 

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but should be submitted at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester.

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Complete nine credits, selected from the following:

INST 509 - Foundations for Instructional Technology*
INST 523 - Information Access and the Internet*
INST 526 - Making Connections: Networking
INST 529 - Assistive Technology*
INST 552 - Multimedia for Educators
INST 560 - Topics in Instructional Technology (Topics courses range from one to three credits per course; a maximum of three credits may be applied to the certificate.)

Total minimum credits: 9

Additional Information:

Students admitted to the Digital Technology for Educators Graduate Certificate program will be allowed to transfer three courses into the Postbaccalaureate or MEd program with the permission of the program coordinator. Only those courses identified (*) above are eligible for transfer into these programs. Students who are considering continuing on for teacher licensure are strongly advised to consult with their faculty advisor and apply by the end of their second course.

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*Please see the Graduate Academic Policies section of the Graduate Academic Catalog for additional information regarding comprehensive examinations.

***For the most up-to-date information regarding course descriptions, please visit our University Catalog.

Funding Opportunities

The College of Graduate Studies provides various opportunities for graduate students to receive funding while working towards their degrees. Appointments are competitive and are determined by undergraduate and/or graduate grade point averages, pertinent experience, educational preparation and interviews.  For information on assistantships, fellowships and conference funding awards, please visit our Graduate Funding Opportunities page.

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