Registration for the Maine Summer Technology Institute is open!

Learn how to use technology to enhance, invigorate, and strengthen your practice as an educator at the 2019 Maine Summer Technology Institute August 6-8 in Portland, ME. This year’s theme is Amplify Your Voice!

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Format Credit Hours Tuition Application Deadline Test Requirements
100% Online 12 credits $439/cr. in-state and $549/cr. out-of-state* Rolling Admission None

*This special e-tuition rate applies to out-of-state students enrolled in a UMaineOnline degree or certificate program.

Graduate Certificate in Classroom Technology Integrationist

A collaborative certificate between the University of Maine, the University of Maine Farmington, and the University of Southern Maine

Click here for a list of program faculty.

Educators are increasing their use of technology across curriculum areas; and this certificate is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to integrate technology into teaching and learning. Learner outcomes will be around advancing student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments; design, development and evaluation of authentic learning experience and assessment using contemporary tools; and finally learner outcomes will include global societal issues and responsibilities in the digital age.

Educational Objectives

  • Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments.
  • Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the International Society of Educational Technology (ISTE) student standards.
  • Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices.

All work is based on the national ISTE standards and profiles.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students examine the roles of video in education and the technology behind video as an information medium.
  • Students will be introduced to how to use Moodle, a Learning Management System.
  • Students will discover, evaluate and develop Web 2.0 tools in order to engage their own Pk-12 students with real world problems and applications.
  • Students will learn how to use the Google suite of online tools for educational purposes
  • Students will identify and be able to discuss educational issues of copyright, plagiarism, and fair use.
  • Students will thoroughly investigate, evaluate and create online constructivist tools such as WebQuest or Lit Trips.

Visit the Graduate School Catalog for a course list and additional information.

Curriculum

The certificate program includes one required course and three electives for a total of 12 credits. Courses will be offered annually:

Core Course

  • EDT 520: Methods of Teaching with Computer Technology (3 credits)

Electives

9 credits of Innovative Educator Electives (potential titles below)

  • EDT 528: Designing Networks to Optimize Learning
  • EDT 537: Introduction to Flipped, Blended, and Online Learning
  • EDT 541: Advanced Instructional Design
  • EDT 542: Supporting Technology Integration through Professional Development and Coaching
  • EDT 543: Practicum in Instructional Design
  • EDT 545: Information Security K-12 Environment
  • EDT 562: Technology for Young Learners
  • EDT 560: Assessment in the 21st Century Classroom
  • EDT 561: Technology Supported Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning
  • EDT 580: Educational Technology Summer Institute
  • EDT 598: Special Topics

Please note: a student may complete both certificate programs. To do so, they must apply to each certificate, and complete the associated 12-credits of course work. A course may not be double counted towards both certificates.

Online and Engaged

All programs offered through the collaborative Instructional Technology programs are 100% online. As a faculty team we have designed the courses to expect a high level of interaction and participation in an on-going format. Many of our courses utilize synchronous video-conferencing sessions to encourage collaboration, discussion, and peer-networking. We value the diverse backgrounds of the students in the program and encourage dynamic discussion and peer feedback from these various perspectives to enrich the learning experience. We expect consistent engagement with current research, course readings and online materials, and clear communication with the faculty member.

Admissions

When you are ready to apply, please first review these application instructions. Then, complete your online application.

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Students' Experience Earning Their Classroom Technology Integrationist Certificate Online

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Have questions about earning your Graduate Certificate in Classroom Technology Integrationist online with UMaine? Contact Dagmar, UMaineOnline Advisor, at 207.581.5858 or at umaineonline@maine.edu.

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Careers

A Classroom Technology Integrationist Certificate is perfect for teachers that want to be more effective and marketable without the time and investment of a master’s degree. School Technologists and others who consult in an educational setting will find this certificate program a valuable addition in your academic and professional development.

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