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Technology Leadership in Education

9-Hour Certificate program

Those interested in taking a more significant role as a technology leader will find this certificate is ideal. Today, technology plays an increasingly important role at all levels of education, and especially in the K-12 classroom.

This 9-graduate credit Technology Leadership in Education certificate is geared toward providing skills and knowledge needed to be an effective leader in technology. Principals, superintendents and technology leaders currently in roles as administrators as well as teachers who seek to take more of a leadership role in their district will benefit from this certificate.

Technology is playing an ubiquitous role in the lives of students and schools are increasingly expecting technology integration in the classroom. Campuses and school districts are seeking to apply programs such as 1-to-1 computing with each student having access to iPads or tablets, Bring Your Own Device initiatives, and flipped classroom learning.

As educators move toward the demands of the more technology enhanced classroom, technology leaders are increasingly required to make highstakes decisions about hardware, software and programs at the campus and district level. Yet, many administrators have not been exposed to pedagogy of technology enhanced student-centered classrooms and do not feel prepared to model and lead in the technology integrated environment. This Technology Leadership in Education Certificate will serve to fill the gap that has occurred from the high-demand for more effective technology integrated learning.

the technology leadership in education (tle)certificate will prepare candidates to

  • Provide instructional leadership in technology integrated curriculum
  • Develop student-centered, technology-enriched instruction
  • Use new and innovative technologies
  • Understand technology funding issues and obtain needed funding
  • Evaluate technology integration and mentor teachers to more effectively use technology

Admission requirements

To participate in this graduate-level certificate program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or over 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • Applicants whose undergraduate GPA in the last 60 credit hours is less than 3.0 must submit official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores above 150 Verbal, 141 Quantitative, and 4.0 Analytical

Courses required

EDTC 6340 Application of Advanced Technologies in the PK-12 Classroom
EDTC 6341 Student-Centered Learning Using Technology
EDTC 6342 Technology Leadership

The first course will prepare educator leaders for the role that modern technology, including a variety of social media, is playing in the classroom. The second course will explore student-centered, problem-based learning, gaming in the classroom, online learning and the pedagogy of flipped classroom learning. The final course will address evaluation of the technology integrated classroom, securing funding for technology, and mentoring educators.

Students will receive a graduate certificate upon successfully completing this specialization. The Technology Leadership in Education certificate is 100% online and can be integrated into your master’s degree.

International Students

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


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