In the instructional technology integration graduate certificate program at University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll gain advanced skills in curriculum and instruction, technology integration, and leadership in pre-K through grade 12 education. You'll have an opportunity to develop expertise in current and emerging instructional technologies, gain a deep understanding of the role of technology in the contemporary school, and lead change efforts to improve student achievement.

The instructional technology integration courses, developed in conjunction with leaders in distance education, can help prepare you to effectively lead technology-rich learning environments including mobile learning, blended learning, selecting tools, media integration, and standards-based course design.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2020–2021 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

About the Instructional Technology Integration Graduate Certificate

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Use asynchronous and synchronous technologies and strategies for teaching and learning
  • Evaluate and develop guidelines to select appropriate technologies for traditional and blended learning environments
  • Discover emerging technologies for traditional and blended learning, including mobile technology and social media tools
  • Discuss collaborative learning technologies and open educational resources
  • Create multimedia projects for learning outcomes

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Create and cultivate a personal learning network to use throughout the certificate program
  • Extend the classroom with blended and online learning experiences
  • Integrate and manage mobile learning environments
  • Assess the effectiveness of technology to support student learning
  • Create multimedia and Web-based products that support instruction
  • Develop standards-based (Common Core), technology-supported lessons

Instructional Technology Integration Graduate Certificate Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Required Courses

Total Credits Required: 12

  • UCSP 615
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)
  • EDTC 600
  • EDTC 605
  • EDTC 610
  • EDTC 615

Course Rules and Program Progression

Courses must be taken in the order listed; sequential courses may be taken at the same time.

Overall Certificate Requirements

Review the overall graduate certificate requirements on the certificates overview webpage.

Career Preparation

This certificate is designed for pre-K–12 teachers, technology integration specialists, staff developers, and administrators who want to further their work in instructional technology at the classroom, school, and district levels.

Additional Information

As a student in this program, you are required to purchase a one-time $139 subscription (good for seven years) to Tk20 HigherEd before your first class begins. This is a comprehensive assessment and management system, which will support all students and programs within the department. You may also need access to a webcam/microphone for certain assignments.