Technology Integration - Certificate

Contact Information

Name: Siri Anderson

Phone: 651-690-6121

The Technology Integration Certificate allows teachers and media specialists to broaden their fluency with digital technologies that can make their own work more efficient and transform student experiences within a digitally-enabled classroom. Although expert information is universal, student understanding of information is often shallow, and attention spans challenged. This program addresses teachers' and media specialists' needs to be able to work against the tendency to skim and encourage deep learning. We foster implementation that puts teachers - but more critically students - in the driver’s seat.

In this certificate graduate students can focus their attention on one or several areas of digital literacy such as:

  • Best practices for online or one-to-one instruction,
  • Digital video production including animation and documentary film making,
  • Computational thinking and coding,
  • Differentiation through digital tools,
  • Ethical practices for digital age teaching and learning. 

Courses are seven weeks and EDUC offerings are fully online. During the school year teachers take just one course at a time. In consultation with the program director, admitted students create a plan for how they will complete this certificate that highlights the knowledge and skills that are most relevant to their own practice.  Courses focus attention on the creativity, critical thinking, and student agency that can be fostered when the digital operates quietly behind the surface of instructional practices and curriculum to leverage student agency, knowledge, and skills.

This certificate is eligible for financial aid and can be integrated into a Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum and Instruction.

Curriculum

The EDUC classes are offered online. LIS courses are hybrid and meet on campus in the evenings or on weekends - with online assignments as well.

Depending on initial skills, students might be required to take one of these two courses. Students who do not need to take these courses select 12 credits instead of nine from the second list of courses. 1
EDUC 6420Designing for Online Instruction3
or EDUC 6110 Best Practices in 1:1
Choose three courses from the following: 19
Literacy and Learning Redefined in the Digital Era
Differentiation in a Digitally-Mediated Environment
Hands-OnSTEAM: Animation in the K-12 Classroom
Introduction to Computational Thinking and Coding
Digital Video for K-12 Classroom Settings
Physical Computing: Introduction to Arduinos
Hands on STEM: Maker Space in the K-8 Setting
Ethics in the Information Age
Information Technology, People and Society
Information Literacy in the Digital Age
Web Design and Accessibility
Social Media and Emerging Technologies
User Experience Design
Making and Makerspaces
Total Credits12