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Educational Technology Certificates

These graduate certificate programs best serve: (1) individuals who wish to develop credentials in some aspect of Educational Technology, and (2) those who desire to take one or more graduate courses before applying to the M. Ed. program.*

Students who join these certificates work, or hope to work, in K12, higher education, business, industry, government, or consulting where teaching and learning with technology is valued. When choosing a certificate carefully consider program descriptions, your professional goals and employer expectations.

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When you apply for a certificate program through the Outreach & Engagement site be sure to complete the "Certificate Program Application".

Credits in these JMU certificate programs may be transferred into the JMU M. Ed. with a concentration in Educational Technology. To do this, complete the Graduate School Approval of Transfer Credit form with your advisor.

Note: Semesters (fall, spring, summer) listed with each course indicate the typical semester of offering. Contact your advisor to confirm.

Educational Technology Certificate (12hrs)
Develop a strong foundation in the field of Educational Technology, along with some advanced skills for design and development. This certificate is particularly appropriate for students who plan to enter the M. Ed. in Educational Technology, and for those without prior relevant courses or work experience in this area.

EDUC 641. Learning Theory & Instructional Models (spring, summer '15, only fall and spring after that)
LTLE 560. Foundations of Educational Technology (fall)
LTLE 570. Design & Development of Digital Media (fall) OR Portfolio Assessment + Adv Course
LTLE 610. Principles of Instructional Design (spring)

eLearning Certificate (12/15hrs)
Students in this program develop the competencies to design, develop and evaluate effective eLearning instruction that supports how people learn.

EDUC 641. Learning Theory & Instructional Models (spring, summer '15, only fall and spring after that)
LTLE 570. Design & Development of Digital Media (fall) OR Portfolio Assessment
LTLE 610. Principles of Instructional Design (spring)
LTLE 650. eLearning Design (summer, may include internship)
LTLE 655. Evaluation of eLearning (tba)

Educational Technology Leadership Certificate (12hrs)
Seeking a leadership position in the field of Educational Technology? Graduates will be able to to apply the foundations of the discipline to the design and development of multimedia, the professional development of adult learners in the workplace, and to other aspects of educational technology project and initiative coordination and management.

LTLE 560. Foundations of Educational Technology (fall)
LTLE 565. Educational Technology Management (spring)
LTLE 570. Design & Development of Digital Media (fall) OR Portfolio Assessment + Adv Course
LTLE 622. Professional Development in Educational Technology (fall)


Students are not required to apply to the Graduate School, but must complete a brief application to the program through the JMU Outreach & Engagement office.

* Earned certificate course credits may be applied to the M. Ed. degree in Educational Technology. Up to half the required credits of the M. Ed. may be transferred into the M. Ed. from a certificate program. Students may not complete more than one certificate by double-counting earned credits from one certificate to another.


For more information about this program, contact: 

Dr. Michele Estes, Associate Professor
Director, Educational Technology Graduate Programs
Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education
College of Education
540.568.4311
estesmd@jmu.edu


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