The Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology develops the skills and abilities to design and create effective instructional experiences in a digital age environment. The program is delivered in a 100% online asynchronous format so that participants may complete the degree requirements while working full time. Graduates of this program are prepared to lead transformational change in educational environments. Emphasis is placed on creating high quality technology-enhanced teaching and training environments by developing characteristics of:
- Visionary Leadership
- Teaching, Learning and Assessment
- Digital-age Learning Environments
- Professional Development and Program Development
- Digital Citizenship
Endorsement in Distance Teaching and E-Learning
In order to help meet Alaska’s K-12 schools need for teachers who are proficient in distance delivery and E-learning, the University of Alaska Southeast’s School of Education offers a program and coursework leading to an endorsement in Distance Teaching and E-Learning. We provide opportunities for educators to develop advanced competencies in designing, delivering and managing effective online instruction for virtual school contexts. The proposal is for an 18 credit program leading to advanced knowledge and skills that will help educators meet Alaska’s demand for distance delivered e-learning options.
- 6 credits (maximum) of professional development credits directly related to content, instructional design or educational technology. Professional development courses must be approved by the UAS faculty advisor and Dean of the School of Education to be counted toward the endorsement. Appropriate courses would include content area courses and technology courses.
- EDET 628 Technology in Instructional Design (3 credits) – The focus of this course is to build on basic computing skills and their use within current educational practice of meaningful integration of technology into the classroom environment. Students will create a standards-based instruction unit modeling appropriate uses of technology to support learning, develop a variety of techniques to use technology to assess student learning of subject matter, and research best practices related to applying appropriate technology resources to enable and empower learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics and abilities.
- EDET 637 Differentiating Instruction Through Technology (3 credits) – Focuses on the use of technology as a tool to gauge and facilitate the needs and interests of diverse learners in the classroom.
- EDET 674 Virtual Teaching and Learning (3 credits) – Design and implementation of effective online environments and the integration of digital technology into classroom and professional practice. Students will develop their content knowledge in digital technologies for online communication and professional development. They will organize and manage digital information, prepare and conduct lessons for online consumption, and evaluate the effectiveness of these lessons. Prerequisite: EDET 628 or instructor permission.
- EDET 694 Practicum in Virtual Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
For more information, contact Dr. Lee Graham, Coordinator of the Educational Technology Program at email@example.com or 907-796-6047.