Educational Technology Certificate

  • Credits: 9
  • Degree:
    Graduate Certificate

Program Description

The role of educational technology in schools, at home and at work has never been more important. This certificate includes course work in online research methods, hands-on use of educational technologies, and good digital citizenship. Students will get a good start towards offering the best possible educational experiences for their audience.

Careers

This certificate is for educators considering content development or learning management specialist roles in school, community and corporate settings. It is also for those exploring becoming teachers. The courses give students an opportunity to build their technology skills, explore a possible new career direction and jobs.

Program Chair

Hormoz Goodarzy
hormoz.goodarzy@cambridgecollege.edu

Similar Degrees You May Find of Interest

Students who want to pursue a degree may enroll in Cambridge College’s Master of Education in INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY. The additional courses, seminar, and master’s project give students a broad, graduate-level knowledge of educational technology and teaching. They become skilled and confident using technology in school classrooms and professional presentations. They learn how to improve communication and collaborations using educational technologies. Their digital literacy skills, learned at the graduate level, apply also to K-12 environments and to special education.

Curriculum


Courses
9
Credits
Using the Computer as a Research Tool for Educators
EIT 600 3 credit(s)
Considering the expanse of information available on the Internet, educators need to develop effective Internet search strategies, sound criteria for evaluating and analyzing Web sites, and experience in integrating Web-based research into classroom research methods. This course trains educators to search, evaluate, and document online educational resources, for their own use as graduate students and for classroom use with their pupils. The course helps educators use the resources available on the Internet to nurture curiosity and facilitate knowledge acquisition in their classrooms.
Legal & Ethical Internet Issues for Educators
EIT 710 3 credit(s)
Who owns what on the Internet? What are the issues surrounding privacy and protection, selection of age-appropriate materials, and careful consideration of censorship options in an online environment? This course explores the highlights of intellectual property and copyright issues concerning educational materials, including the latest legislation and guidelines available. Students also examine privacy legislation, landmark censorship cases, and filtering issues. This course covers the current material dealing with content and authorship rights on the Internet, emphasizing plagiarism, copyright, and intellectual property.
Using Educational Technology to Improve Teaching and Learning
EIT 712 3 credit(s)
Through discussion, use of the latest hardware and software, participants explore computer based multimedia and communications technologies that enhance classroom instruction. This course is geared for PreK-12 teachers to experiment with the tools of the classroom with emphasis on math, science and language arts. Software and Internet applications are explored, including best practice applications. Focus is on developing technology-based thematic units that integrate theory, practice and standards in the language arts, science, and math classroom. Recent developments in technology integration regarding math and language with the No Child Left Behind Act are discussed.

Core Faculty

Senior Instructor

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Admissions

  • Admission Test:

    Passing grade on TOEFL (English language proficiency test) is required for international students.

  • Admissions Office:
    1-800-829-4723
  • Application:
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students; $100 for EdD)

General Requirements

Official Transcript
Two Completed Recommendation Forms
Current Résumé

Personal Statement

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State Requirements

College students are required to comply with state laws regarding individual health insurance and immunization. Compliance requirements currently exist for students in Massachusetts, Virginia and Tennessee. Learn more

International Students – Additional Requirements

International Students will need to complete supplemental documentation when applying. International transcripts must also be translated prior to submission in order to be evaluated for applicability. Learn more about international student requirements.

Transfer Credit Request Form

Only needed if you wish to have prior course work evaluated for transfer credit. Learn more about transferring credits.

 

Tuition

  • Credits:
    9
  • Cost per credit hour:
    $475
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students; $100 for EdD)
  • Graduation Fee:
    $110 (charged in last term)
  • Health Insurance Fee:
    $1,296 - Required for Massachusetts students only. See waiver details on Tuition & Fees page.

Note: Rates are as of September 2013, and are subject to change without notice. Rates apply to all students, unless otherwise noted.

Financial Aid

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