|Available 100% online||Credit Hours||Tuition||Application Deadline||Test Requirements|
|Yes||12 credits||$429/cr. in-state and $536/cr. out-of-state||Rolling Admission||None|
Program Requirements (12 credits)
The certificate program includes one required course and three electives. Courses will be offered annually:
- Required Course
- EDT 520: Methods of Teaching with Computer Technology 3 cr.
- 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.
What can I do with a Graduate Certificate in Classroom Technology Integrationist?
A Classroom Technology Integrationist Certificate is perfect for teachers that want to be more effective and marketable without the time and investment of a Masters 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.
General Overview 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
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.
- 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.)
- 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.
Online and Engaged
All programs offered through the collaborative Masters in Instructional Technology 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.