The Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology (EdTech) prepares educators and professionals to create, enhance, and innovate their classrooms and curriculum with technology for learning. Opportunities for building technology skills and confidence, evaluating current trends and tools, and designing and implementing content and assessments build a foundation for educators. Based on current learning theories and best practices, are prepared to lead and contribute in their perspective contexts.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Describe, compare, and apply foundational instructional design principles for integrating technology within educational settings.
- Implement, manage, and evaluate theories, standards, technologies, and techniques within the classroom.
- Design, develop, and assess technological tools in a variety of educational environments.
- Examine, create and implement educational technology tools for low-resource and blended classrooms.
- Develop a plan for increasing technology in the classroom for effective instruction that engages and impacts student learning, satisfaction, and achievement.
For acceptance into the Graduate Certificate in Education Technology (EdTech) program, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:
- An applicant with a Bachelor-level degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution with a minimum of 2.5 cumulative G.P.A. can apply for entrance into Westcliff University. Undergraduate degrees obtained outside of the United States will only be accepted if they have been evaluated by a member in good standing of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or another nationally recognized credentialing service. In this case, the listed U.S. degree equivalency will be used.
To complete a Graduate Certificate in Education Technology (EdTech), students must complete the four (4) courses listed below—12 credit hours total.
|TSL 591 Foundations of Educational Technology and Pedagogy||3 credit hours|
|TSL 592 Digital Assessment in Teaching and Learning||3 credit hours|
|TSL 593 Creating Digital Content for Teaching||3 credit hours|
|CAP 670 Practicum||3 credit hours|