Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology Leadership
Set yourself on a path to transform the way students learn with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology Leadership from the George Washington University (GW). This certificate builds on your foundational skills as an educator, instructional supervisor or a similar background and helps you develop the knowledge and skills needed to effectively integrate technology into your coursework and classrooms.
Ideal for educators who are already in leadership positions but may lack the formal training in educational technology, the program combines leadership skills with the ability to successfully incorporate technology into educational settings.
Available completely online, this certificate will impart the theories, standards, technologies and techniques to apply coursework directly to your educational setting. You will also have the opportunity to engage other professionals in the process of integrating technology into their professional education setting.
Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology Leadership Courses
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology Leadership 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
- EDUC 6401 Foundations in Educational Technology
- EDUC 6402 Trends and Issues in Educational Technology
- OR EDUC 6403 Educational Hardware Systems OR EDUC 6421 Critical Issues in Distance Education
- EDUC 6404 Managing Computer Applications
- OR EDUC 6428 Developing Digital Professional Portfolios
- EDUC 6405 Developing Multimedia Materials
- OR EDUC 6425 Developing Effective Training with Technology
- EDUC 6406 Instructional Design
With application that spans public and private sectors, K-12 and higher education, this certificate will prepare you design, develop, assess and manage the use of instructional technology in varied educational settings.
Students who complete the Educational Technology Leadership Certificate will:
- Apply foundational instructional design principles for integrating technology within their professional educational settings
- Demonstrate an ability to apply, manage, and evaluate theories, standards, technologies, and techniques for integrating technology within their professional educational settings.
- Design, develop, and evaluate the application of technology in their professional educational settings
- Develop a plan for managing the integration of technology in their professional educational settings
To reach today's learners effectively, educators need foundational knowledge and skills in how to integrate technology into instruction to enhance student learning, knowledge and skills.
The George Washington University's Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology Leadership prepares you for positions that include training and development managers, which earned a median $95,400 annual salary in 2012 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Services, and are 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
Career Opportunities for Graduates
- Instructional technology supervisor
- School technology specialist
- Teacher integrating technology into their courses
Potential Employment Settings
- P-12 public, private or charter schools
- Higher education institutions
- Corporate, nonprofit and government training departments
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
Other Programs Offered
- Program Entry: Spring, Summer, Fall
- Prerequisites: Bachelors Degree
- Campus: Online
- Online Application
- Statement of Purpose
- 2 Letters of Recommendation (preferably one from a faculty member and the other from a professional supervisor)
For more information on any of these requirements, please visit our Admissions FAQ page.
We encourage you to apply as early as possible for the next available start term. Please contact the admissions team with any questions.