Program Overview

Students in our graduate certificates (GC) in Educational Technology often enroll because, as educators, they know there are ways to use digital tools that go beyond just adding on or using technology for its own sake. They're eager to learn new technologies, but they're especially eager to figure out how to use those technologies to enhance their students' learning. GC students learn how to evaluate, analyze, curate, create, deconstruct, remix, and teach complex content using a range of digital tools. More than ever, todays K-12 students need teachers who can help them to leverage digital tools to become powerful digital users, makers and thinkers. The Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology courses will give you the foundation needed to operationalize this in your professional practice.

You can complete this GC in one of two ways: fully online, or in our summer hybrid program. Our hybrid experience meets on MSU's campus for 2 weeks in the summer, then continues online for the next 4 weeks. If you are interested in a fully face-to-face option, you can complete this graduate certificate through our 4 week overseas summer experience.

The Graduate Certificates in Educational Technology is comprised of the following 3 courses (9 credits) 

  • CEP 810: Teaching for Understanding with Technology 
  • CEP 811: Adapting Innovative Technologies in Education
  • CEP 812: Applying Educational Technology to Issues of Practice
The Certificate can be completed as a stand-alone credential or as a part of the MAET degree program. 

Program Outcomes

This graduate-level credential in technology integration prepares educators who work in a range of educational settings to help students become powerful digital-age thinkers, makers, and problem solvers. In 6 weeks, you will acquire foundational knowledge and skills that will transform your thinking about how, why, and when to integrate a range of digital technologies to support student learning. 

Career Outlook

Many of our students are teachers, administrators, and other educational professionals at all stages of their professional careers. Graduates of this GC have gone on to work as building-level Technology Coaches, STEM/STEAM teachers, and Technology teachers. When pairing this GC with the MAET degree, graduates have become Technology Integration Specialists in schools and/or at the school district level, Technology Directors, Technology Consultants and advisors on educational technology issues in their schools and districts.

Courses

Core
  • CEP 810 Teaching for Understanding with Technology3 Credits
  • CEP 811Adapting Innovative Technologies to Education3 Credits
  • CEP 812Applying Educational Technology to Issues of Practice3 Credits

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

    Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution

  2. 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  3. Taken the TOEFL

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  4. Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete the University Application (Program code: 6736)

Applications due 1 month before program starts

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Tuition & Fees

In State Tuition

  • $8,078
  • Total

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