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Program Details

Western Michigan University offers a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology for certified educators who hold a teaching degree, as well as those who are interested in developing understanding of the array of tools that teachers may utilize to supplement educational curricula. The program is geared towards teachers with intermediate technology competencies who want to move into technological development roles. The program has also been developed for those who have intermediate technological competencies who want to move into school or district technology roles in order to promote the effective utilization of information technology in school. Students completing the program should have developed the necessary knowledge they need for technology leadership roles in the use of information and communication technology in schools. In order to apply for the certification program, students are required to hold a bachelor’s degree and teacher certification. 

Students will learn about technology through 21 credit hours as part of the curriculum and its application and utilization in the classroom for improving learning. Those classes include concepts and models of learning and teaching, computers in the classroom and the curriculum, and supervision of teaching and learning in educational technology.

Successful graduates should be able utilize the necessary abilities and have the necessary qualifications to design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity, to demonstrate knowledge of the latest advancements in technology and educational applications, to demonstrate knowledge of advanced topics in technology management issues related to education, and to demonstrate knowledge necessary to provide technological leadership in schools.

Requirements

Requires a bachelor's degree and teacher certification

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission