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TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION (TLE) CERTIFICATION - OVERVIEW

The Technology Leadership in Education (TLE) Certificate is a 9-graduate credit program that is geared toward providing educators with the skills and knowledge needed to be effective leaders 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.

As educators move toward the demands of the more technology-enhanced classroom, technology leaders are increasingly required to make high-stakes 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. All of the courses from this graduate certificate are fully transferrable into the Master of Education in Educational TechnologyClick here to learn more.​

PROGRAM OF STUDY​

9 Credit Hour Program:

EDTC 6340 – Application of Advanced Technologies in Education and Training
EDTC 6341 – Student-Centered Learning Using Technology
EDTC 6342 – Technology Leadership

Click on the following link to download the Technology Leadership in Education Certificate Program of Study form.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

EDTC 6340 – Integration of Advanced Technologies in Education and Training. This course emphasizes the use of current technologies for teachers/trainers including effective integration of: multimedia, web-based and Web 2.0 applications, and social media as reflected in scientifically-based research of instructional technology in online learning environments. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 6341 – Student-Centered Learning Using Technology. This course provides the teacher/trainer with the skills and conceptual knowledge for instructional design and development of student-centered learning activities in learning environments. The course also addresses critical issues in the 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 will be addressed. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.​

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Unless mentioned otherwise in the UTB Graduate Catalogue, student applicants are expected to follow UTB non-degree admission policies. Please contact Mari Stevens, Graduate Studies Specialist, at 956-882-6587. The criterion for admission to the Technology Leadership in Education Certificate Program is:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or over 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study
  • 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.

To apply online, please click on the Online Graduate Application

Students enrolled in the Technology Leadership in Education Certificate program must file a Program of Study (POS) with the program coordinator as soon as they start the program. This POS is separate from the one they file for other (degree) programs. Lack of approved POS will preclude students from registering for future classes. Upon completion of the coursework, candidates must also file a separate Graduation Application form with Graduate Studies Office. ​

CONTACT INFORmATION​

For more information, please contact an Educational Technology faculty member:

J. Rene Corbeil, Ed. D.
Educational Technology
Rene.Corbeil@utb.edu
(956) 882-7540

Cheng-Chang "Sam" Pan, Ph. D.
Educational Technology
Sam.Pan@utb.edu
(956) 882-7805

Maria Elena Corbeil, Ed.D.
Educational Technology
MariaElena.Corbeil@utb.edu
(956) 882-4200

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