Online and Blended Learning (GC)

The Online and Blended Learning graduate certificate is focused on educators becoming highly effective in implementing equitable uses of digital technology to address the needs of diverse students across face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning environments in synchronous and asynchronous modalities. This certificate is available to all educators who are interested in broadening their knowledge and skills in using technology across different learning environments to support equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

Current Catalog Year
Major / Total Credits
9 / 9

The Graduate Certificate in Technologist responds to the growing needs of technology integrationist in P-16 education. Program emphasis is technology planning and leadership.

Courses are presented online through the university course management system.

Program Requirements

Common Core

Learners will develop expertise using technology tools to address individual student needs. In this course, learners will explore the assumptions, biases and limitations of integrating technology tools, and the implications of those for teaching and student learning. Through the use of technology integration frameworks, learners will evaluate implications of both access and opportunity of using technology teaching, learning, and assessment. This course will also explore ways in which technology can both be an avenue towards social justice in education and how technology can exacerbate inequities.

Prerequisites: none

This course will require learners to evaluate, analyze, and use pedagogical frameworks and practices to design online learning environments with a lens of equity and diversity. Learners will establish online environments and create course materials using research-based pedagogy in educational technology.

Prerequisites: none

Blended learning is a mix of online, f2f, and out of the classroom activities supported by technology that allows students more control over the time, place, pace, and path of their learning. In this course, learners will identify, analyze, evaluate, and apply models for blended learning that use technology tools and platforms in ways that address digital equity and support diverse students. Learners will create blended learning activities, including games and simulations, with a focus on eliminating stereotypes and biases in instruction.

Prerequisites: none