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Graduate Certificate Instructional Technology for Teaching
Offered through the College of Education Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT) Program, the University of Georgia’s online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology for Teaching is designed to align with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s (GPSC) new certification for instructional technology. Students who earn this certificate will then be eligible for Instructional Technology Certification from the GPSC. Students may either be pursuing a graduate degree in another UGA program or department, or may apply to the graduate school for non-degree status. If you have an interest in using technology more effectively in your classrooms, this certificate is for you.
NOTE: If you are a teacher seeking Instructional Technology Certification in Georgia, please see our MEd and EdS degree offerings; both are approved by the Performance Standards Commission (PSC) and lead to certification. Visit the College of Education website for more information: https://coe.uga.edu/directory/programs/learning-design-technology
The University of Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Georgia.
- Computer with current operating system (Windows or Mac). Additional peripherals such as webcam, headphones and printer may be required.
- High Speed Internet Access.
Tuition & Fees
|Online Tuition||$629 per credit hour||15 credit hours||$ 9,435 USD|
|Student Fees||$597 per semester||3 semesters||$1,791 USD|
Tuition and fees are subject to change. Current tuition and fees are available on the Office of the Registrar website. If you register for less than 5 credit hours, student fees are reduced to $372 in that semester.
Online students pay the following fees: Connect UGA, Green, Special Institutional, and Technology. See UGA Tuition and Fees for the complete schedule of fees.
Additional costs may include:
- Exam proctoring fees
- Technology upgrades
Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for information about financial assistance.
Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit Veterans Educational Benefits to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.
University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
The purpose of TAP is to foster the professional growth and development of eligible employees. For more information, see Tuition Assistance (refer to the Distance Learning section).
Credit and Transfer
Total Hours Required to Earn Certificate: 15 (credit hours)
Maximum Hours Transferable into Program: N/A
Students who are not currently enrolled at UGA should apply as a non-degree seeking graduate student to the Learning, Design, and Technology program. Requirements are based on UGA's Graduate School admissions standards for non-degree students.
Currently enrolled UGA students who choose to pursue this certificate must notify the Learning, Design, and Technology program at CIS@uga.edu to be assigned an advisor who can help ensure successful completion of the courses.
Students applying to the graduate school for non-degree status are not required to take entrance exams or to submit test scores and letters of recommendation.
- Application – Submit to the Graduate School online. Application fee: $75 Domestic/$100 International.
- Test Scores – International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
- Statement of purpose - Submit to the Graduate School online in your application.
- Official Transcripts – Submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Send official transcripts after you are offered admission.
- Fall: July 1
- Spring: November 15
- Summer: May 1
- Fall: April 15
- Spring: October 15
- Summer: February 15
This fully online program is composed of five 3-credit hour classes.
EDIT 6150E Introduction to Computer-Based Education (3 Graduate Credits)
- Understand and use various integration models in your classroom
- Understand and use various software applications and apply their use in the classroom
- Explore and become familiar with emerging technology and reflect on their application in educational settings
EDIT 6320E Information Technology (3 Graduate Credits)
- Read and provide constructive criticism of the literature related to information technology
- Demonstrate the information literacy and technology skills necessary to locate, gather, and synthesize information relevant to starting an information technology plan
- Create components of a technology plan that can be used in the schools
EDIT 6400E Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching, and Technology (3 Graduate Credits)
- Explore the foundations and assumptions of technology-enhanced approaches to learning, teaching, and human performance
- Critically examine the literature on emerging applications of technology
- Articulate principled technological approaches with the potential to address current educational problems and/or to substantively enhance learning, teaching, and human performance
EDIT 6600E Multicultural Perspectives in Technology (3 Graduate Credits)
- Develop awareness of current multicultural issues of importance in education (and other fields)
- Increase knowledge of multicultural education
- Develop skills in meeting the needs of diverse populations
- Adapt to disparity of access to technology (both skills and equipment) in various settings across various SES situations
EDIT 7500E Technology Enhanced Learning Environments (3 Graduate Credits)
- Examine the roles of current and emerging technologies in the classroom
- Design, develop, implement, and evaluate technology-enhanced learning environments
- Model and apply the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS•S) to technology-enhanced learning environments
If seeking Instructional Technology Certification from the state of Georgia, you will take the following additional course:
EDIT 7650: Capstone
- Identify a local mentor to help you complete a rich field experience
- Reflect on your learning and growth as an instructional technologist in your own learning context
NOTE: Student class scheduling is subject to course availability. All courses are offered at least once per year. Be sure to communicate with your academic advisor.