The Educational Technology (EdTech) undergraduate certificate is a practical, innovative program that examines the history, current practices, and future possibilities for integrating technology into classrooms. Students learn how to navigate and best engage their students in online and blended educational settings. By discussing the latest trends in EdTech research, learning theories, and practical hands-on experience, students analyze how technology enhances the learning experience. This certificate enables pre-service and classroom teachers to design and develop an online/blended learning experience.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Apply foundational instructional design principles for integrating technology within educational settings.
- Apply, manage, and evaluate theories, standards, technologies, and techniques within the classroom.
- Design, develop, and evaluate technological tools in a variety of educational environments.
- 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 Undergraduate Certificate in Educational Technology (EdTech)
program, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:
- High school diploma from a university-recognized high school with a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative G.P.A. or university-recognized high school equivalency, or successfully take and pass the relevant examination such as GED, TASC, or HiSET.
To complete an Undergraduate Certificate in Educational Technology (EdTech), students must complete the six (6) courses listed below—18 credit hours total.
|EDU 421 Foundations of Educational Technology||3 credit hours|
|EDU 422 Best Practices in Educational Psychology||3 credit hours|
|EDU 423 Online Assessment and Evaluation||3 credit hours|
|EDU 424 Adaptive Technology for Differentiated Instruction||3 credit hours|
|EDU 425 Blended Learning||3 credit hours|
|EDU 426 Capstone Practicum||3 credit hours|