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Digital Literacy Leader
Online Certificate Program

aDmission requirements

Evidence of academic achievement and potential for advanced study and research is required for graduate admission.

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Valid teaching certificate

Notification of decisions on graduate admission is made by the Office of Graduate Studies based on the admission criteria and recommendation of the academic department. Information related to application procedures and deadlines is available through the Office of Graduate Studies.

Digital literacy leaDer Document of completion

The purpose of the program is to supply schools with teachers who can provide leadership in the area of digital literacy development. Students take 15 hours of graduate classes.

Document of completion

EDLI 6310 Emergent Reading and Digital Literacy Research and Leadership
EDLI 6320 Adolescent Reading and Digital Literacy Instruction and Leadership
EDLI 6380 Practicum in Reading and Digital Literacy for Emergent Bilinguals
EDTC 6341 Student Centered Learning Using Technology
EDTC 6342 Technology Leadership

international stuDents

International students wishing to pursue online degrees are not eligible for an F1 or F3 student visa.

course Descriptions

EDLI 6310 Emergent Reading and Digital Literacy Research and Leadership Teacher-researchers learn about the developmental nature of literacies for diverse emergent bilinguals. They conduct action research and workshops and reflect on research-based instructional strategies and practices that address all elements of emergent language, literacy, and digital literacy. Models and theories, collaboration, technology innovation, decision making, and leadership are highlighted. Prerequisites: admission into the program. Lec.3, Cr. 3

EDLI 6320 Adolescent Reading and Digital Literacy Instruction and Leadership Candidates learn and teach strategies to address the reading, writing, and multi-modal literacy needs and practices of diverse adolescents, including emergent bilinguals, across all content areas according to state standards. They lead and mentor others to do likewise. Metacognitive and collaborative strategies for diverse adolescents’ 21st Century success are addressed. Prerequisites: admission into the program. Lec.3, Cr. 3

EDLI 6380 Practicum in Reading and Digital Literacy This leadership course focuses on professional development in : reading, writing, digital literacy, multi-modal learning, goal setting and reflective practice in schools and programs that serve emergent bilinguals and students with special needs. Policy and research in organizational change, mentoring, and leading adult learners, and parent and community involvement are highlighted. Lec.3, Cr. 3

EDTC 6341 Student Centered Learning Using Technology This course provides the Master Technology Teacher (MTT) with the skills and conceptual knowledge for instructional design and development of student-centered learning activities in the PK-12 classroom. The course also addresses critical issues in this instructional design and development process, including effective modifications of instruction that uses advanced technologies for special needs students and mentoring other faculty members. Lec.3, Cr. 3

EDTC 6342 Technology Leadership Techniques, strategies, resources, and tools for designing, developing, implementing and evaluating critical aspects of leadership in instructional technology issues in PK-12 schools and classrooms will be addressed. Lec.3, Cr. 3

careers

  • K-12 Teacher
  • Educational Technology Consultant and Liaison
  • Independent School District Specialist
  • Independent School District Staff Development
  • Consulting and Training
  • Regional Educational Service Center Staff
  • Texas Education Agency Staff
  • Developmental Education Instructor of Children or Adults (GED, ESL, and Tutorial programs)

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Kathy Bussert-Webb, Advisor
EDBC 1.114 · 956-882-7595
kathy.bussertwebb@utb.edu

Office of Graduate Studies
University Boulevard
Classroom Building 1.202
Phone: 956-882-6552
Fax: 956-882-7279
Email: graduate.school@utb.edu
utb.edu/graduatestudies​

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