Computer, Keyboard, and Related Technology (GC)

Summary

The graduate certificate is an Educational Technology Endorsement that responds to the growing needs of P-16 education in providing equitable instruction for diverse students in the technological environment. Program emphasis is in equitable educational technology integration in the classroom. Courses are presented online through the university course management system. Students must complete courses within the licensure program, plus a 40-hour practicum experience. Students must have a current Minnesota teaching license or they must be enrolled in approved Minnesota Teacher Education Programs to obtain a Minnesota teaching license. 

Catalog Year

2021-2022

Degree

Certificate

Total Credits

10

Locations

Online

Program Requirements

Common Core

Learners will develop expertise using technology tools to address individual learner needs. In this course, learners will explore the assumptions, biases and limitations of integrating technology tools, and the implications of those for teaching and student learning. Through the use of technology integration frameworks, learners will evaluate implications of both access and opportunity of using technology teaching, learning, and assessment. This course will also explore ways in which technology can both be an avenue towards social justice in education and how technology can exacerbate inequities.

Prerequisites: none

Students will identify, analyze, and evaluate the processes and strategies necessary for creating and maintaining technology system administration, including: documentation, financial planning, hardware and software, roles necessary for successful implementation. Students will research, design, and create technology plans using data driven decision making strategies, processes and procedures.

Prerequisites: none

This 40 hour field experiences will provide opportunities for practicing teachers with a current MN Teaching license to put theory into practice in a K-12 environment. During field experiences candidates will become familiar with specific school-related issues, technologies, strategies to assist students in learning and apply strategies to help students study and learn within the classroom environment.

Prerequisites: none

With a focus on digital literacy and digital equity, learners will critically analyze and evaluate educational technology frameworks, models, and research to support teaching and learning. Learners will learn how to use technology integration frameworks to guide decision-making about and evaluate use of technology. Learners consider teaching contexts to apply effective uses of technology to support students┬┐ learning needs with alignment to standards, learning goals, teaching strategies, and assessments.

Prerequisites: none