Develop expertise in technology integration and advance in the rapidly growing field of online learning with a certificate in instructional technology integration.
With the graduate certificate in instructional technology integration 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.
These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2019–2020 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit the catalog archive in the Current Students section.
About the Instructional Technology Integration Graduate Certificate
The instructional technology integration courses, developed in conjunction with leaders in distance education, will prepare you to effectively lead technology-rich learning environments including mobile learning, blended learning, selecting tools, media integration, and standards-based course design.
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
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.
- UCSP 615
(to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)
- EDTC 600
- EDTC 605
- EDTC 610
- EDTC 615
Courses must be taken in the order listed; sequential courses may be taken at the same time.
Overall Certificate Requirements
- To pursue a certificate program, you must be admitted as a UMGC student.
- You are responsible for notifying UMGC of your intention to complete certificate work before completion of your last course.
- If you apply credits from your graduate certificate to a related master's degree, then you must apply for your certificate once you have completed its requirements before finishing the master's requirements.
- All required coursework for the certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of B (3.0). Certificate courses cannot be taken pass/fail.
- All graduate certificate requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years. Any transfer credits, if applicable, must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate certificate.
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.
About the Faculty
Our world-class faculty members combine academic credentials with a wealth of experience in the field.
Faculty members in this program hold or have recently held positions including
- Chief academic officer
- Content developer
- Courseware designer
- Freelance consultant
- Instructional designers
- Instructional technologist
- Program director
- Research associate
- Strategic account manager
Our faculty work or have worked at organizations including
- Anne Arundel Community College
- Oldenburg University
- Open University UK
- Oxford University
- University of South Africa
- University of Windsor
Our faculty are also affiliated with several distance learning associations and editorial boards, including:
As a degree-seeking student in the Master of Arts in Teaching or Master of Education in Instructional Technology or as a certificate-seeking student in the Instructional Technology Integration Certificate program, you are required to purchase a one-time $100 subscription 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. The subscription is good for seven years. UMGC faculty members also provide Tk20 training.