The Certificate of Achievement for Education Technology Specialists is designed for students working in or planning for a career in K-12 education, extracurricular programs, or edtech development in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. The program provides 12 units of instruction and support for the integration of edtech throughout a specified curriculum in a culturally responsive manner. Courses will focus on technology integration into all lessons, evaluating instructional programs, and data analysis tools. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to develop and support edtech initiatives in their districts, schools, counties, and communities as well as provide relevant workshops and courses in Education Technology instruction.
In the first year, there are projected to be 30 students who complete the certificate. After the first year, there will be two cohorts of 30 students. After five years, approximately 270 students will have completed the program. This projection is based on data from student participation in the Krause Center for Innovation’s FAME and EMPowered programs over the past decade.
Program Learning Outcomes:
● Students will be able to identify effective education technology for schools and districts.
● Students will be able to develop instructional materials that incorporate education technology.
● Students will be able to apply education technology to project-based learning.
● Students will be able to create multimedia projects that integrates cloud-based publishing tools.
● Students will be able to use online collaboration tools to enhance instruction and communication.
● Students will be able to integrate technology into a standards-based curriculum.
● Students will be able to facilitate interactions and collaboration to build a community that fosters active learning.
● Students will be able to curate and create instructional materials, tools, strategies, and resources to engage all learners and ensure achievement goals.
● Students will be able to use culturally responsive practices when integrating education technology into their lessons.
What knowledge and skills will students acquire as part of their participation in the program?
The Certificate of Achievement for Education Technology Specialist is designed for pre-service teachers, education technology professionals, education technology entrepreneurs, and educators at any level who want to be leaders in the edtech space, whether that is as a coach, professional development specialist, classroom teacher, or as someone who wants to contribute to the edtech space in a meaningful way. The focus of the program will be on best practices when using education technology as well as strategies on finding and implementing edtech in their schools/districts. If a person is interested in being an entrepreneur, they would see the thought process of educators when using edtech to influence their design process.. The program will also focus on best practices to create a diverse workforce with materials that are culturally relevant to all participants. Skills learned include the ability to identify high quality products to integrate into instruction, differentiated pedagogy depending on edtech use cases, and best practices for supporting their peers with the use and development of edtech. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to support any and all edtech initiatives in their districts, schools, or counties as well as provide relevant workshops and courses in edtech use and development.
The program requires 3 core courses totaling 7 units and a combination of 5 elective units
|Core Courses(7 units)||LINC 50||Technology in the K-12 Classroom I||1||Year 1, Fall|
|LINC 82B||Developing Instructional Materials||3||Year 1, Fall|
|LINC 82C||Creating Interactive Media for Instruction||3||Year 1, Winter|
|Restricted Electives(5 units)||LINC 50A||Technology in the K-12 Classroom II||0.5||Year 1, Spring|
|LINC 50F||Integrating Technology Into a Standards Based Curriculum I||2||Year 1, Spring|
|LINC 57||Designing Learner-Centered Instruction||1||Year 1, Fall|
|LINC 58||Global Project-based Learning||2||Year 1, Winter|
|LINC 62||Cloud-based Word Processing Tools||1||Year 1, Winter|
|LINC 66||Introduction to the Internet||1||Year 1, Spring|
|LINC 66E||Cloud-based Publishing Tools||1||Year 1, Spring|
|LINC 75B||Instructional Technology Strategies||3||Year 1, Fall|
|LINC 79||Multimedia Project Production||2||Year 1, Fall|
|LINC 80A||Multimedia in the Classroom I||1||Year 1, Winter|
|LINC 80B||Multimedia in the Classroom II||0.5||Year 1, Spring|
|LINC 81||Using Digital Images||1||Year 1, Fall|
|LINC 90C||Online Collaboration Tools||2||Year 1, Winter|