Certificate in Online Learning and Educational Technology
To provide for the changing needs of learners in the area of educational technology, this program offers Information and Communication Technology (ICT) education to educators, trainers and professional developers who wish to advance their knowledge of information technology in education, integrate technology into classroom instruction or professional setting, and use technology for communication and professional productivity. Through core courses and electives, the certificate will provide ICT foundational knowledge and skills, ways of integrating ICT in educational and other professional settings, as well as opportunities to advance ICT knowledge and skills related to subject matter-specific topics.
Students seeking graduate certificates must be admitted to Graduate School in a degree program or in nondegree Category A status. All Graduate School policies relative to admission criteria apply.
The educational technology graduate certificate is a 12-credit-hour program. The curriculum consists of 12 credit hours — 6 credit hours of required courses and 6 credit hours of electives. In addition to these requirements, students must meet the Graduate School’s requirements in order to earn this certificate.
Upon admission and prior to their first semester, all applicants admitted to this program must clear a criminal background check. There are two reasons for this requirement. First, it is part of the university’s due diligence before placing students in field settings. Second, the check may alert applicants or students to issues that may subsequently affect their ability to work in their chosen field. In instances when a person’s criminal history raises reasonable concerns that should be cleared to engage in the field experiences and/or subsequently obtain licensure/endorsement, WSU may take a range of actions, including rescission of admission or dismissal from the program, depending on the nature of the concern.
For information regarding this requirement, visit: Advanced Programs1.
|CI 758||Nature of Technology and Educational Implications||3|
|CI 881||Instructional Theory||3|
|Select 6 credit hours from the following:||6|
|Science Technology and Society|
|Technology in the Classroom: Mathematics|
|Technology in the Classroom: Science|
|Instructional Design and Learning Management Systems (LMS)|
|Emerging Educational Technology|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
Students completing the requirements for a graduate certificate program must submit the Graduate Plan of Study form and the Application for Degree form no later than the 20th day of the fall or spring semester, or the 10th day of the eight-week summer term when certificate completion is anticipated. A $25 filing fee is required each time an Application for Degree or Graduate Certificate is submitted.
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