Certificate Requirements (10-12 units)
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology is designed for educators, e-learning developers, and industry technologists. The program combines instructional design theories with a knowledge of emerging technologies. The program advocates lifelong learning that allows students to nurture their personal and professional growth. The arenas in which Educational Technology Certificate graduates will be active include school districts, county offices of education, community colleges, the high tech industry as an e-learning developer, and the field of instructional design.
Our students earn a graduate certificate to gain or enhance employment as an educational technologist, instructional designers, a curriculum specialist, community college instructors, school district technology director and technology trainer. Certificate holders also teach more effectively using educational technologies in the classroom. Finally, a certificate allows the transfer of 9 units to the Master’s in Educational Technology.
- Students must demonstrate knowledge and application of various programming languages, or they must have experience with Web-based instruction. Basic knowledge of digital technologies and HTML is required.
- Advanced proficiency in one platform (e.g., Macintosh, Windows, UNIX) is also required. Students must maintain competency in technology as long as they are graduate students in the program.
- Candidates must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
- Candidates must have earned a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) in all upper division or post baccalaureate coursework.
- If a candidate has a baccalaureate degree from out of the country, he/she must have his/her transcripts evaluated by the International Graduate Student Admissions Office.
- Candidates must have met the University Writing Skills Requirement (UWSR). For information about meeting the USWR, see the Testing Office website at www.csueastbay/testing or call 510.885.3661.
- The ”CR/NC” grade option in any course applied to a certificate program must be approved in advance by the Graduate Coordinator.