Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology provides students with the necessary tools to critically analyze technology for instructional use and to apply technology to the curriculum in a coherent and intelligent manner. Individuals in PK-12 Education, Higher Education, Business/Industry, Medical, Military, and other professionals involved with training and professional development for their organization are suitable candidates for this program.

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology 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).

Additional information: Reference the Program Landing Page for additional information, such as cost, delivery format, contact information, or to schedule a visit.

Applicants should 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 (a GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred)
  4. Up-to-date Resume

This graduate certificate program requires a minimum of fifteen hours of graduate credit as prescribed in the following plan.

Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology
Specified Courses
ISDT 5319Critical Analysis of Instructional Software3
ISDT 5336Educational Multimedia3
ISDT 5337Designing Instructional Material for the Web3
ISDT 5363The Role of Technology Liaison3
ISDT 5365Technology And Cognition3
Total Hours15

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 Educational Technology is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Identify learning, instructional, and training problems and needs.
  • Use technology to solve learning, instructional, and training problems.
  • Work on a virtual team efficiently and effectively.