Graduate Certificate in Training and Educational Technology

Overview

Direct Learning and Technology in Your Organization

The George Washington University's Graduate Certificate in Training and Educational Technology provides professionals from a variety of backgrounds with the foundational knowledge and skills required to effectively lead organizations as they apply technology in their learning activities. The online educational technology certificate builds on your current leadership skills with knowledge and insights to integrate technology and lead instruction in classrooms and other learning areas.

Through applied coursework and active engagement with other professionals developing proficiencies in training and educational technology, you will develop a foundational knowledge of theories, principles, techniques and technology, as well as strategies for successful implementation.

In this completely online certificate program, you will have numerous opportunities to integrate your professional experiences into learning, apply your course assignments to your current professional activities, and actively engage with other professionals in the development of valued technology leadership proficiencies.

Curriculum

Training and Educational Technology Courses

The Certificate in Training and Educational Technology consists of 18-credit hours and can be completed in 1.5 years. Should you wish to pursue the Graduate Certificate, you can transfer credit hours into the Master's program.

Curriculum (18 credit hours)

  • EDUC 6368 Leadership and Education (3 credits)
  • EDUC 6404 Managing Computer Applications (3 credits)
  • EDUC 6406 Instructional Design (3 credits)
  • EDUC 6422 Instructional Needs Analysis (3 credits)
  • EDUC 6424 Learning Technologies and Organizations (3 credits)
  • EDUC 6425 Developing Effective Training with Technology (3 credits)

Certificate Outcomes

This certificate prepares you to be a more effective leader in educational technology with application across broad learning environments. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of instructional technology and e-learning, securing your ability to effectively develop and manage technology-rich instruction in your organization.

Students who complete the Training and Educational Technology Certificate will:

  • Apply foundational instructional technology principles to the integration of technology into organizational learning activities.
  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively lead the design and development of effective technology-rich instruction.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of numerous theories, principles, models, and tools of instructional technology and distance education (or e-learning).
  • Demonstrate their capacity to successfully lead the integration of technology into organizational learning activities.
Faculty
Associate Professor
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Associate Professor
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Associate Professor
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Career Outlook

Career Outlook

The George Washington University’s Graduate Certificate in Training and Educational Technology program will provide you with the foundational knowledge and skills to further your career as an effective leader in the educational technology environment. During the program, you will understand policy making with an emphasis on the use of technology in classrooms and other learning areas.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Services, training and development managers earned a median $95,400 annual salary in 2012, with jobs in the field expected to grow 11% by 2022.1 Instructional coordinators earned a median $60,050 in 2012, with jobs expected to grow 13% by 2022.2

Training & Educational Technology Career Opportunities

  • Director of training
  • Training manager
  • HR training specialist

Potential Employment Settings

  • P-12 public, private or charter schools
  • Associations
  • Corporations
  • Higher education institutions
  • Government agencies
  • Military
  • Organizations

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/training-and-development-managers.htm

2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/instructional-coordinators.htm

Certificates

Other Certificates Offered

In addition to our online Graduate Certificate in Training and Educational Technology, we also offer an online Master’s in Educational Technology Leadership and other online graduate certificates with a number of specializations within the field. These include: