Program Director: David McGough, Ph.D.
The Graduate Certificate in Technology for Creative Instruction is designed for instructional professionals who wish to learn how to employ digital materials to enhance their teaching. The program enables classroom teachers, Educational Technology Specialists, college instructors, and other instructional professionals to acquire practical skills for their setting. The program incorporates innovative strategies and content and emphasizes creativity, novelty, and design thinking.
This is a 9-credit graduate certificate program. The curriculum includes a set of optional courses that provide participants with an introductory view of creative technology. The courses are online. Participants may begin in any semester. Courses may be completed through Continuing Education.
Participants who earn a graduate certificate in Technologies for Creative Instruction may stack those courses into a degree program or a CAGS with approval of the program director. Additional electives may be available.
This program does not prepare candidates for licensure or endorsement.
Students in Education programs gain both an understanding of the discipline of education and a practical grasp of effective professional practice. Connecting these two realms provides a foundation for achieving the department’s objectives for each student, including:
1.The use of academic study in the formation of content-specific professional knowledge,
2. The use of practitioner inquiry to design effective pedagogical strategies,
3.The use of critical theory to confidently serve as a progressive colleague and advocate, and
4. The use of transformative reflection in pursuit of continuous personal growth.