Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacies

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Given the implications of current policy and technology in education, this certificate will provide coursework that allows participants to examine the role of digital literacy in education through the evaluation of digital literacies, their politics, problems, and possibilities, and will enable a deeper understanding of ways to incorporate digital literacies into curricula. Educators will gain a richer conceptualization of digital literacies and their place in twenty-first century education, in addition to understanding ways to apply appropriate programs and applications to their current teaching practices.

This Graduate Certificate is eligible to receive Title IV funding – Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Graduate PLUS loans by request. To be considered for aid, students need to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate program in Digital Literacies must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacies
Specified Courses
LITC 7385Digital Epistemologies 13
or READ 5319 Digital Literacies
Select three of the following:9
Gaming and Literacy
Digital Literacy and Pedagogy
Digital Literacies & Policy
Virtual Ethnography
Total Hours12

LITC 7385 (Doctoral Students) / READ 5319 (Master's Students)

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacies is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills: 

  • Stay current with existing technology
  • Develop communication skills in an online environment
  • Learn skills to independently research and problem-solve