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K-12 Technology Integration Postbaccalaureate Certificate

Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education and Human Development
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Contact Information
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota, 125 Peik Hall, 159 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-4006; fax: 612-624-8277)
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2023
  • Length of program in credits: 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: T E L: K-12 Technology Integration Pbacc Cert Grad
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The K-12 Technology Integration certificate program prepares students to use technology (computers and the web) to develop instructional materials for use in a wide range of educational contexts (note that a university certificate program or certificate is distinct from a state certificate or certification). The program is designed for K-12 teachers or administrators interested in using technology in the classroom.
Program Delivery
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
A completed bachelor's degree is required for admission.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants must submit transcripts from every college attended (even those where a degree wasn't earned), scores from the TOEFL/IELTS/MELAB (if applicable), a resume, and a one page goal statement. Certificate applications are reviewed by the department three times per academic year: Fall, Spring and Summer.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
    • Total Score: 6.5
    • Final score: 80
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Core Courses (12 credits)
Required courses are listed; students will also take one additional CI 5xxx course for 3 credits that complements content area, elementary/secondary focus, and individual interests.
CI 5330 - Special Topics in Learning Technologies (3.0 cr)
CI 5351 - Technology Tools for Educators (3.0 cr)
CI 5361 - Teaching and Learning with the Internet (2.0-3.0 cr)
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CI 5330 - Special Topics in Learning Technologies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics related to the field of learning technologies.
CI 5351 - Technology Tools for Educators
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop skills in using technology applications to support teaching and learning. Internet applications, presentation software, Web 2.0 technologies, and Web site development.
CI 5361 - Teaching and Learning with the Internet
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Implications/challenges in using Internet-based technologies in classroom. Pedagogical models.