Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Educational Technology

Guide the Future of Learning

Gain the foundational knowledge and skills required to be an effective leader in an Educational Technology environment with a Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Educational Technology from the George Washington University (GW).

Offered entirely online, this educational technology certificate is ideal for those who are already in leadership positions, but who lack formal instruction in educational technology, and those who aspire to become leaders in an Educational Technology environment. It gives you a comprehensive focus on software and hardware systems, their evaluation and strategic tools and techniques for successful implementation. It will prepare you to be a more effective leader in educational technology with application across broad learning environments.

Curriculum

The Certificate in Leadership in 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 6371 Education Policy (3 credits)
  • EDUC 6401 Applying Educational Media and Technology (3 credits)
  • EDUC 6403 Educational Hardware Systems (3 credits)
  • EDUC 6404 Managing Computer Applications (3 credits)
  • EDUC 6424 Learning Technologies and Organizations (3 credits)

Certificate Outcomes

GW’s online certificate will prepare you with the foundational theories, principles, models, tools and understanding of educational technology to design policy and integrate the use of technology into your organization’s learning practices. Applied coursework enables you to integrate coursework into your current professional activities and actively engage with other professionals developing learning programs.

Students who complete the Leadership in Educational Technology Certificate will:

  • Apply foundational leadership principles & theories to learning activities in their work place.
  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively lead the use and implementation of educational technology in a learning environment.
  • Demonstrate and apply a comprehensive knowledge of numerous theories, principles, models, tools, and techniques associated with leadership and policy making in Educational Technology.
  • Demonstrate their capacity to successfully be a leader in an Educational Technology environment.
Faculty
Associate Professor
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Associate Professor
(202) 994-1884
Professor
(202) 994-2263
Career Outlook

Career Outlook

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology prepares you to apply the theories, principles, models, tools, and techniques associated with leadership into an educational technology environment. With the completion of your educational technology certificate from GW, you will be positioned to take on leadership roles in educational technology in a range of roles within education, government, business and other private organizations.

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

Career Opportunities for Graduates

  • Director of training
  • HR training specialist
  • Training manager

Potential Employment Settings

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

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 Leadership in 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:

In the News

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