Educational Technology Certificate

Purpose

The Educational Technology Certificate is designed to equip educators to teach, model and promote digital learning for 21st century learners.

Students may add this specialization within the master of education program, or as a stand-alone program. Students desiring the specialization only would complete the requirements below.

Program Objectives

Technological Infusion
  • Will provide instructors with pedagogically sound infusion of technology into best practices
  • Increase student-teacher access
  • Move instructional tools from uni-dimensional to multi-dimensional learning platforms
  • Move the professional identity of the educator from the source of knowledge to the guide to knowledge, from the “what” to the “how”
Career Outcomes
  • P-12 classroom teacher leader
  • A district technology leader
  • Online teaching pioneer/settler
Learning Outcomes
  • Increased student access to technology
  • Digital instructional strategies and tools, such as blogs, webs, podcasts, feedback channels, and other Web 2.-0 tools, become the new norm in learning and assessment
  • A strong understanding of and adherence to ethical foundations of technology usage

Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to the Educational Technology Certificate program must hold an approved bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. In addition, applicants must complete the following to be considered for admission to the program:

Transfer Credit

Upon aproval by the department faculty, up to 3 hours of transfer credit is allowed toward the Educational Tecnology Certificate program from accredited graduate schools. Students must have earned a grade of B or better for a course to be considered for transfer. Transferability of credits earned at this institution and transferred to another is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Consult the registrar's office for information on eligibility of transfer credit.

Residence Requirements

Of the 15 hours required for the Educational Technology Certificate, a minimum of 12 hours must be taken in resident study at George Fox University. All work leading to the specialization must be completed within seven years from the time of matriculation. Extension of this limit requires approval of the Graduate Teaching and Learning (GTL) Faculty. However, only one such extension may be considered due to special circumstances, such as ill health. Reinstatement to the program after withdrawal requires Admissions Committee action and may subject the student to additional requirements for the degree.

Course Requirements

The Educational Technology Certificate program is generally 1-2 years in length with 15 semester hours of course work required as a minimum for completion of the specialization.

Other Program Requirements

Students must select at least one area of specialization and complete the course requirements for that area.

Graduation Requirements

In order to complete the educational technology specialization students must:

  • Satisfactorily complete 15 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Achieve no grade lower than a B in all core courses. If a grade of a B- or lower is received in a designated course, that course must be retaken (for more specific information, please refer to the student handbook).

Curriculum Plan

Educational Technology
Classroom Teacher/Leader
EDTC 580 Trends and Issues: Effective Strategies for Implementing Technology in the Classroom 2
EDTC 582 Teaching Using Technology in the P-12 Environment 3
EDTC 583 Foundations of Digital Curriculum Design 3
EDTC 587 Ethical Considerations for the Technology Educator 2
EDTC 624 Evaluation of Educational Technology 3
EDTC 630 Technology Teaching Practicum 2
District Technology Leader
EDTC 580 Trends and Issues: Effective Strategies for Implementing Technology in the Classroom 2
EDTC 582 Teaching Using Technology in the P-12 Environment 3
EDTC 583 Foundations of Digital Curriculum Design 3
EDTC 587 Ethical Considerations for the Technology Educator 2
EDTC 630 Technology Teaching Practicum 2
Students must choose one of the following courses:
EDTC 624 Evaluation of Educational Technology 3
EDTC 626 Implementing Technology in Educational Organizations 3
Online Teacher Leader
EDTC 580 Trends and Issues: Effective Strategies for Implementing Technology in the Classroom 2
EDTC 581 Tools for Success in Online Teaching 3
EDTC 583 Foundations of Digital Curriculum Design 3
EDTC 587 Ethical Considerations for the Technology Educator 2
EDTC 624 Evaluation of Educational Technology 3
EDTC 630 Technology Teaching Practicum 2
EDTC Course Descriptions