University of Vermont
In an ever changing world were students often know more about technology than their teachers the University of Vermont offers an excellent online Educational Technology degree designed specifically to meet the needs of teachers and library media specialists who are seeking opportunities to stay connected with today’s media savvy youth. Familiarity with technological resources expands your potential for a pay increase and further broadens employment possibilities. The benefit of this online degree is that the classes are available at your convenience year round and can be taken in any order. Enrolling in this degree also gives you access to Continuing Education advisors and faculty who understand the demands of this field. Their expertise will provide you with the capability to enrich your students with a technology infused curriculum.
UVM Continuing Education’s Educational Technology online program contains the following courses: Technology and Inquiry-Based Learning; Differentiated Instruction with Technology; Technology, Schooling and Society; Learning Theory, Instructional Design and Technology; Current Topics in Assessment and Technology; and Teacher Leadership in Technology Integration. These courses will give you the skills to use technology to meet the perse needs students including those with disabilities. Studying the factors involved with information technology gives you insight into educational issues affecting areas such as cultural persity, student success, community relationships, and effective schooling practices. Ultimately the goal of this degree is to empower educators to be up-to-date with the latest technology so it can be implemented to transform a wide variety of school practices.
A final benefit to this degree is that after successfully completing the above courses only four more courses must be taken to achieve a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. The Master’s degree further increases students' opportunities for advance in pay and you become eligible for positions including: instructional coordinator, curriculum specialist, curriculum director, and director of instructional material.
Degree Level: Certificate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
The University of Vermont is a public, land-grant research university located in Burlington, Vermont. UVM offers students the ability to pursue degrees at the bachelor, master’s and doctoral level. Founded in 1791, UVM is recognized as one of the original eight public Ivies. Ira Allen, recognized as the university's founder, provided much of the funding and planning in UVM’s beginning years. In 1865, the University of Vermont joined with Vermont Agricultural College. The University of Vermont took several socially progressive steps throughout the years. UVM was the first U.S. institution of higher learning with a charter to entirely disaffiliate from any religious denomination. In 1871, UVM accepted two women to the university and in 1875 allowed women to become full members of the prestigious academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa. Additionally, UVM again defied convention by accepting an African American student into the society.
UVM offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, as well as certificates, from the following schools and colleges:
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- College of Arts and Sciences
- Grossman School of Business
- College of Education and Social Services
- College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
- Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
- College of Nursing and Health Sciences
- The Honors College
- The Graduate College
- Larner College of Medicine
Every year, thousands of non-traditional students continue their education at the University of Vermont. Through collaborations with UVM’s various colleges and schools, UV offer courses and programs that can lead to a career change, professional development, or preparation for a degree.
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