Educational Technology in the Classroom (GC)

The graduate certificate is focused on providing educators with research-based theories, frameworks, and models for effectively using technology to meet the needs of diverse students through instruction aligned to standards, learning goals, and assessments. Meeting the needs of individual students is emphasized through the equitable and accessible use of technology tools and applications. 

The Educational Technology in the Classroom Certificate is for the licensed teacher to effectively utilize technology into the classroom. The program helps prepare students for integrating technology into the classroom and using digital tools to differentiate instruction and assessment.

Program Requirements

Common Core

Learners will develop expertise using technology tools to address individual learner 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 provide the students with a philosophical, professional, and practical framework for the integration of computer technology into differentiated instruction in the K-12 classroom using integrated instruction and web-based software. Students will explore learner characteristics, student needs and elements of differentiated instruction and will design and implement differentiated technology-integrated lesson plans.

Prerequisites: none

With a focus on digital literacy and digital equity, learners will critically analyze and evaluate educational technology frameworks, models, and research to support teaching and learning. Learners will learn how to use technology integration frameworks to guide decision-making about and evaluate use of technology. Learners consider teaching contexts to apply effective uses of technology to support students┬┐ learning needs with alignment to standards, learning goals, teaching strategies, and assessments.

Prerequisites: none