This new Graduate Certificate program is a 15-credit, fully online post-baccalaureate program. The purpose of TeachTech is to provide professional development for K-12 teachers in teaching digital-age students who will need 21st Century Skills for their future careers. Modeled after the department’s successful Graduate Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching (COLT), TeachTech prepares teachers with practical classroom technology skills while meeting common core standards.
Admission to the TeachTech program is available for any semester with applications due March 1 for the following summer or fall, and November 1 for spring admission. Students must meet the requirements set by Graduate Education for admission. Students should select "Learning Design and Technology for Teachers" as the major on the graduate application form. In addition to the application materials required by Graduate Education, prospective students must also submit the following online (see LTEC web page for additional details):
- TeachTech Intent to Apply form
Because the number of students who can be admitted is limited, the admission process is competitive and meeting the minimum established criteria does not guarantee automatic admission. A previous degree in educational technology is not required to enter the TeachTech program
As required for all Graduate Certificate programs, the TeachTech course sequence will require students to complete five three-credit courses (total 15 credits) to earn the certificate. Three courses must be at the graduate level and are required. Each has a curricular focus on K-12 except the practicum that is tailored to individual student's projects and interests.
Required courses include:
- LTEC 641 – Emerging Technologies for K-12 Teaching
- LTEC 676 – Social and Ethical Issues in Educational Technology
- LTEC 689 - LTEC Training and Evaluation Practicum
TeachTech requires successful completion of a culminating project in the capstone course LTEC 689. This project includes development of a standards based electronic portfolio that showcases instructional products and teaching/training strategies that result from course assignments and projects. The certificate student will be expected to write a paper suitable for presentation at a professional conference related to their products from the certificate program.
Transfer Credit and Dual Programs
- Transfer: A maximum of 6 credits from previously taken LTEC courses may be used to meet requirements with department approval as long as these courses are not older than 3 years and were not counted towards another certificate or previous degree. There are no transfer credits from other departments or other institutions for certificate programs.
- Dual Programs: Students may be concurrently enroll in TeachTech and the LTEC MEd or PhD programs. Courses taken in the TeachTech program may count as electives for the MEd or PhD programs (approval required).
TeachTech students are required to have access to a laptop computer with Internet access to meet program requirements.