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Educational Computing and Technology Certificate

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College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2016
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 15 to 16
  • Degree: Certificate in Educational Computing/Technology
This certificate is designed for students interested in expanding their knowledge and skills in educational computing and technology. 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. It expands 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. This certificate is at one of three levels: undergraduate, graduate, or noncredit; students must decide what level of the certificate they want to pursue BEFORE enrolling in the first course. This certificate is not eligible for financial aid.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 60 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
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. 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.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 semester credits must be earned through UMD, and 15 of the last 30 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. For certificate programs, at least 3 upper-division credits that satisfy requirements for the certificate must be taken through UMD. If the program does not require upper division credits students must take at least one course from the certificate program from UMD.
  8. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  9. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
Required Courses
EDUC 5413 - Teaching With Technology (4.0 cr)
EDUC 5414 - Using Technology for the Administrative Tasks of Teaching (4.0 cr)
EDUC 5415 - Teaching Online and Hybrid Courses (4.0 cr)
EDUC 2000 - Technology for Teaching and Learning (3.0 cr)
or EDUC 3412 - The Computer in Education (4.0 cr)
or EDUC 5412 - The Computer in Education (4.0 cr)
 
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EDUC 5413 - Teaching With Technology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Develops basic computer and educational technology skills focusing on using microcomputers for communications. prereq: 3412 or 5412, min 60 cr or coll grad or instructor consent
EDUC 5414 - Using Technology for the Administrative Tasks of Teaching
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Develops basic computer and educational technology skills focusing on using microcomputers for administrative tasks of teaching. prereq: Min 60 cr or coll grad; 3412 or 5412, 5413 or instructor consent
EDUC 5415 - Teaching Online and Hybrid Courses
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Designing completely online courses and hybrid (partially face-to-face and partially online) courses. Instructional design, methods of teaching, creating learning activities, technology tools, social dimensions, assessment of student learning. prereq: Min 60 cr or coll grad, 3412 or 5412, 5413, 5414 or instructor consent
EDUC 2000 - Technology for Teaching and Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Using technology tools to enhance student learning in kindergarten through grade 6, including interactive whiteboards, tablet computers, other technology tools. Creating, teaching and assessing lessons; differentiating instruction with technology. prereq: minimum 12 credits
EDUC 3412 - The Computer in Education
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to computer use in instructional settings. PC and Mac platforms. Develops basic skills using software commonly used by educators. Teaching strategies using computer-based instruction.
EDUC 5412 - The Computer in Education
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to computer use in instructional settings. PC and Mac platforms. Develops basic skills using software commonly used by educators. Teaching strategies using computer-assisted instruction.