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Educational Technology (Hybrid)

Graduate Certificate

Hybrid

Course Delivery

9

Total Credits

$7,355

Tuition

6 Weeks

Minimum Duration


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, today’s 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. 

Our hybrid experience meets on MSU's campus for 2 weeks in July and continues online for the next 4 weeks. 

Program Outcomes

Our Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology prepares educators who work in a range of educational settings to help students become powerful digital-age thinkers, makers, and problem solvers. 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 our Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology 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.



A Top-Ranked Education

  • 1st in Elementary and Secondary Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 1st in Curriculum and Instruction — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 2nd in Higher Education Administration — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 4th in Best Online Graduate Programs in Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Liz Boltz headshot

Dr. Liz Owens Boltz

Interim Director of Educational Technology Programs

As Interim Director, Liz is dedicated to supporting students and the diverse goals, needs, and backgrounds they bring to MAET. Liz is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Educational Psychology & Educational Technology program, where she studied videogames for learning. She has been an instructor for the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program since 2013, and has taught in the online, hybrid, and overseas formats. Liz writes and plays music, and also enjoys drawing and playing video games.

Course Information

 

Core

CEP 810 - Teaching for Understanding with Technology (3 Credits)
CEP 811 - Adapting Innovative Technologies in Education (3 Credits)
CEP 812 - Applying Educational Technology to Issues of Practice (3 Credits)

The Certificate can be completed as a stand-alone credential or as a part of the MAET degree program.

 

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete the university application

Key Dates

Summer Hybrid Program

Application and Materials Deadline

June 1st

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$7,355
$9,425

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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, today’s 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. 

Our hybrid experience meets on MSU's campus for 2 weeks in July and continues online for the next 4 weeks. 

Program Outcomes

Our Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology prepares educators who work in a range of educational settings to help students become powerful digital-age thinkers, makers, and problem solvers. 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 our Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology 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.



A Top-Ranked Education

  • 1st in Elementary and Secondary Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 1st in Curriculum and Instruction — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 2nd in Higher Education Administration — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 4th in Best Online Graduate Programs in Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Liz Boltz headshot

Dr. Liz Owens Boltz

Interim Director of Educational Technology Programs

As Interim Director, Liz is dedicated to supporting students and the diverse goals, needs, and backgrounds they bring to MAET. Liz is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Educational Psychology & Educational Technology program, where she studied videogames for learning. She has been an instructor for the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program since 2013, and has taught in the online, hybrid, and overseas formats. Liz writes and plays music, and also enjoys drawing and playing video games.

Course Information

 

Core

CEP 810 - Teaching for Understanding with Technology (3 Credits)
CEP 811 - Adapting Innovative Technologies in Education (3 Credits)
CEP 812 - Applying Educational Technology to Issues of Practice (3 Credits)

The Certificate can be completed as a stand-alone credential or as a part of the MAET degree program.

 

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete the university application

Key Dates

Summer Hybrid Program

Application and Materials Deadline

June 1st

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$7,355
$9,425

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

The MSU Value Promise

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MSU’s nationally recognized online programs foster student growth and well-being throughout their academic career. We will expand inclusive mentoring practices and accelerate improvement across units to implement evidence-based practices to ensure our students complete successfully.

Continuing education can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. We hope you consider becoming a Spartan, to learn online and reach your career goals. With highly ranked online programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.