Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Educational Technology


The graduate certificate in Leadership in Educational Technology provides students from varied backgrounds with the foundational knowledge and skills required to be effective leaders in an Educational Technology environment. The ideal candidates for this certificate will be those who are already in leadership positions, but who lack formal instruction in educational technology, and those who aspire to become leaders in an Educational Technology environment. Potential students might be technology coordinators at schools or districts. They might also be classroom teachers or trainers. They will learn leadership skills including policy making with an emphasis on the use of technology in classrooms and other learning arenas. They will also learn how technology can be effectively applied in their organization. In this vein, they will be exposed to everything from software and hardware systems to the evaluation of sound educational technology software and implementation plans. The Certificate prepares students to apply the theories, principles, models, tools, and techniques associated with leadership into an educational technology environment. Throughout this completely online certificate program students will have numerous opportunities to integrate their professional experiences into their learning, apply their course assignments to their current professional activities, and actively engage with other professionals in the development of these proficiencies.

Students who complete the Leadership in Educational Technology Certificate will:

   Apply foundational leadership principles & theories to learning activities in their work place

   Demonstrate an ability to effectively lead the use and implementation of educational technology in a learning environment

   Demonstrate and apply a comprehensive knowledge of numerous theories, principles, models, tools, and techniques associated with leadership and policy making in Educational Technology

   Demonstrate their capacity to successfully be a leader in an Educational Technology environment

The courses in the certificate are as follows:

EDUC 6368 - Leadership and Education

EDUC 6371 - Education Policy

EDUC 6401 - Applying Educational Media and Technology

EDUC 6403 - Educational Hardware Systems

EDUC 6404 - Managing Computer Applications

EDUC 6424 - Learning Technologies and Organizations


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The Educational Technology Leadership Program's
Masters Degree and Graduate Certificates
are offered through
The Graduate School of Education and Human Development
Educational Technology Leadership Program
2134 G Street N.W., Washington D.C. 20052
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