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If you are interested in expanding your knowledge and skills in educational computing and technology, this certificate is designed for you. The certificate provides basic-through-advanced training in computer and related technologies. This hands-on program builds upon basic computer literacy skills such as micro computing, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, desktop publishing, and the use of peripherals such as CD-ROM, scanners, digital cameras, digital video cameras, and Web cams. You will expand your knowledge and skills in additional technologies including Power Point, Hyper Studio, the Internet/World Wide Web, electronic mail, Web quests, video conferencing, digital video editing, and a variety of teacher administrative software focusing on the further development of technology skills and their infusion into the P-12 classrooms.
The program is designed for professionals, paraprofessionals, and others who wish to concentrate in educational computing and technology. Student projects are tailored to your personal interests and emphasize practical application for use in school classroom settings. You can earn the certificate at one of three levels: undergraduate, graduate*, or noncredit.
Total Required Credits - 16
|Educ 5412|| The Computer in Education (4)
(Educ 3412, The Computer in Education, may be substituted for Educ 5412 for undergraduate certificate students only)
|Educ 5413|| Teaching with Technology (4)
(prereq Educ 3412 or 5412, min 60 cr. or grad or instructor consent)
|Educ 5414|| Using Technology for the Administrative Tasks of Teaching (4)
(prereq min 60 cr. or grad; Educ 3412 or 5412, 5413 or instructor consent)
|Educ 5415||Advanced Educational Media Production (4)
(prereq min 60 cr. or grad; Educ 3412 or 5412, 5413, 5414, or instructor consent)
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Current TUITION & FEE RATES - This certificate is not eligible for financial aid.
To be admitted to the undergraduate certificate, you must have completed 60 semester credits, have an overall GPA of 2.5, and have satisfactorily completed at least two-thirds of the most recent 30 semester credits attempted.
Note: If you have completed a bachelor's degree, you may choose to earn the certificate at the undergraduate level. Once admitted to the undergraduate certificate, you will not be allowed to change your undergraduate certificate credits to graduate certificate credits at a later time.
To be admitted to the graduate* certificate, you must have completed a bachelor's degree before taking your first course for the certificate, and you must have an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or a graduate GPA of 2.7. To earn the graduate certificate, you must be enrolled for graduate-level credit and pay the departmental graduate tuition rate for all courses applying to the certificate. Some of the graduate certificate credits earned may later apply toward a graduate degree, pending acceptance into a graduate program.
To be admitted to the noncredit certificate, you should have completed 30 semester credits, have an overall GPA of 2.0, have satisfactorily completed at least two-thirds of the most recent 20 semester credits attempted, and have no plans to earn a degree.
IMPORTANT: You must decide what level of the certificate you want
to pursue BEFORE enrolling in your first course for the certificate.
All four courses must be taken at the same level; for example, graduate certificate students enroll for departmental graduate credit in all four courses; undergraduate certificate students enroll for undergraduate credit; and noncredit certificate students enroll for noncredit.
* The graduate certificate is not affiliated with the Twin Cities University of Minnesota Graduate School. Credit is earned at the UMD departmental graduate level.
For more information on certificate programs:
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