Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology Leadership

Innovate Learning in Your Organization

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.

Curriculum

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

Certificate Outcomes

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
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Career Outlook

Career Outlook

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

Related Programs

Other Programs Offered

In addition to this online certificate program, we also offer an online Master’s in Educational Technology Leadership and Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design.

Admissions

Admissions

    Program Entry: Spring, Summer
    Prerequisites: Bachelors Degree
    Campus: Online

Application Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Application Fee

For more information on any of these requirements, please visit our Admissions FAQ page.

Transformation Begins Here

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology Leadership located online (844-386-7323).

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