The Certificate in Computers in Education is an 18-credit post-baccalaureate program that develops educators’ competencies in using a wide range of computer applications in classroom settings. The program provides introductory, intermediate and advanced coursework and addresses candidates’ range of knowledge and skill through individualized projects and options.
Candidates who begin in the Certificate in Computer Education program may later apply to the Master of Science in Instructional Technology – Educators. If accepted, successfully completed certificate courses will be applied to fulfill the master’s degree requirements. Candidates should apply for the master’s program before completing 12 credits in the certificate program.
Candidates are generally experienced public and non-public school teachers (certified or non-certified) who want to develop advanced knowledge and skills in classroom computer applications and prepare to serve as leaders incorporating instructional technology at the classroom, building, or district level.
Non-certified candidates may be required to take additional coursework in curriculum design or pedagogy as a foundation for the certificate program based on a case-by-case review of the applicant’s academic and work background.
It is strongly recommended that the candidates take the courses in the order presented in the catalog. Exceptions may be made in consultation with the faculty advisor.