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 approval by the department faculty, up to 3 hours of transfer credit is allowed toward the Educational Technology 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.

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

Choose one specialization:

Complete the following:

This course examines current issues and developing trends in the field of online learning and technology use in the face to face classroom, the flipped classroom, and the online classroom. Students will research and evaluate multiple models of digital curriculum design and delivery.
This course is an introduction to the digital platforms identified with a P-12 environment. Students will explore in-depth the tools, pedagogy, and technology integration philosophy used effectively in the P-12 learning environment. These include tools for multimedia content creation, content curation, digital publishing, social media, collaborative productivity and communication. Students will curate an interconnected suite of digital learning tools that identify the strengths, weaknesses, and potential applications of each tool as it relates to student learning styles and student success. Students will design a tech-integrated unit plan.
Students will explore traditional curriculum designs with an analysis of how various digital technologies assist the learning within the paradigm. Students will also consider relevant digital strategies in online learning and explore effectiveness by creating a module of instruction.
This course provides an overview of the complexities of engaging students in an online or technologically rich environment. Students will consider the historical, sociological, and legal implications of how these factors impact the P-12 classroom.
This course will emphasize research and evaluate online educational programs, digital curriculum and emergent technology applications.Analysis will include recommendations for further development and use in P-12 classroom or online environments.
Must be approved by advisor. This course is a supervised practicum for students seeking to gain practical experience in teaching with technology in either P-12 or university environments. Students will teach and evaluate lessons, assess student achievement, and evaluate themselves. Pass/NoPass.

Complete the following:

This course examines current issues and developing trends in the field of online learning and technology use in the face to face classroom, the flipped classroom, and the online classroom. Students will research and evaluate multiple models of digital curriculum design and delivery.
This course is an introduction to the digital platforms identified with a P-12 environment. Students will explore in-depth the tools, pedagogy, and technology integration philosophy used effectively in the P-12 learning environment. These include tools for multimedia content creation, content curation, digital publishing, social media, collaborative productivity and communication. Students will curate an interconnected suite of digital learning tools that identify the strengths, weaknesses, and potential applications of each tool as it relates to student learning styles and student success. Students will design a tech-integrated unit plan.
Students will explore traditional curriculum designs with an analysis of how various digital technologies assist the learning within the paradigm. Students will also consider relevant digital strategies in online learning and explore effectiveness by creating a module of instruction.
This course provides an overview of the complexities of engaging students in an online or technologically rich environment. Students will consider the historical, sociological, and legal implications of how these factors impact the P-12 classroom.
Must be approved by advisor. This course is a supervised practicum for students seeking to gain practical experience in teaching with technology in either P-12 or university environments. Students will teach and evaluate lessons, assess student achievement, and evaluate themselves. Pass/NoPass.

Choose one of the following:

This course will emphasize research and evaluate online educational programs, digital curriculum and emergent technology applications.Analysis will include recommendations for further development and use in P-12 classroom or online environments.
This course explores the complex issues of implementing, sustaining, and institutionalizing the use of technology for teaching and learning throughout an educational organization. A plan for a real or hypothetical education organization is a final project for the course.

Complete the following:

This course examines current issues and developing trends in the field of online learning and technology use in the face to face classroom, the flipped classroom, and the online classroom. Students will research and evaluate multiple models of digital curriculum design and delivery.
Introduction to the technology tools identified with online teaching. Students will explore in-depth the tools used effectively in the online learning environment, including learning management systems, discussion forums, online chat and video conferencing, blogs and wikis, and other developing technologies. Students will create an interconnected suite of digital learning tools, that includes an LMS, digital feedback tools, and a variety of content delivery and assessment platforms. Students will also identify the strengths and weaknesses of each tool as it relates to student learning styles and student success.
Students will explore traditional curriculum designs with an analysis of how various digital technologies assist the learning within the paradigm. Students will also consider relevant digital strategies in online learning and explore effectiveness by creating a module of instruction.
This course provides an overview of the complexities of engaging students in an online or technologically rich environment. Students will consider the historical, sociological, and legal implications of how these factors impact the P-12 classroom.
This course will emphasize research and evaluate online educational programs, digital curriculum and emergent technology applications.Analysis will include recommendations for further development and use in P-12 classroom or online environments.
Must be approved by advisor. This course is a supervised practicum for students seeking to gain practical experience in teaching with technology in either P-12 or university environments. Students will teach and evaluate lessons, assess student achievement, and evaluate themselves. Pass/NoPass.