2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CAGS: Technology for Creative Instruction (CAGS.TCI)

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Program Director: David McGough, Ph.D.
Email: David.McGough@VermontState.edu

Program Description

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Technology for Creative Instruction is designed for instructional professionals who possess a master’s degree and wish to learn how to employ digital materials to enhance their teaching. The use of digital tools for formal instruction is spreading rapidly and advancing regularly. 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 21-credit graduate program leading to a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study. The curriculum includes a set of required courses, a research project or an applied project, and a series of electives. The courses are online. Participants may begin in any semester. Courses may be completed through Continuing Education for individuals who are not seeking the CAGS. 

Participants may earn a graduate certificate in Technologies for Creative Instruction by completing three of the courses in the sequence below that are marked with an asterisk. Additional electives may be available. 

This program does not prepare candidates for licensure or endorsement. 

Program Outcomes

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.  

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