Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology
Gratz College offers a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology program that may be completed entirely online. The program is intended for students that are interested in strengthening their knowledge and expertise within the field of education technology. The graduate certificate program may be used as a stepping-stone to a master’s or even a doctoral degree within the fields of education or educational technology.
The program requires students to complete six courses for a total of 18 credits. Students are required to first enroll in the course Technology & the 21st Century Learner. The required courses of the program include Learning Communities of the 21st Century, Problem Exploration through Educational Technology, and The Digital Classroom. Students will also be required to complete a final capstone project, which involves student research, design, and evaluation of technology applications in an education setting of choice.
Courses will cover a wide variety of topics within the field of educational technology. Students should learn how connectivity and communication have become valuable 21st century skills even within the educational environment. Courses will also teach educators within program different methods on how to instruct the younger generation using education technology. Students within the program should learn how to evaluate the validity of a website, analyze fair use responsibility in the digital environment, and demonstrate cyber-safety. In addition, students will discuss Web 3.0, virtual classrooms, online tools, and online Communities of Practice.
All students within the program must have access to high-speed Internet and an up-to-date computer in order to complete assignments and class work.
Degree Level: Certificate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Academic Letter of Recommendation
Personal Letter of Recommendation
Dedicated to its Jewish heritage, non-profit Gratz College aims to serve as a “vital force for Jewish education” by “training teachers and leaders” worldwide with the means of innovative technology. The school was founded in Pennsylvania in 1895 and has continued to promote Jewish studies by offering bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, both professional and nonprofessional, in addition to degrees in education, and certificates of study specializing in fields of Holocaust and Genocide, Jewish education, music and communal studies. Typical programs, like the Jewish Studies or Jewish Education degrees offer the option of in-house, online, or blended learning.
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