Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Educational Technology Integration

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Learn to Engage Students through Technology

In educational settings, technology is not simply an independent curriculum — i.e., teaching about how to use technology. Rather, it is a powerful means for addressing, and potentially redefining, everyday teaching and learning issues. This is creating a strong demand for teachers who can successfully integrate the latest technology into course curriculum.

Teaching and training professionals who have skills in the design, development, and implementation of technology-based learning experiences can enjoy a rewarding career in this high-demand field. To help meet this rising demand, Penn State World Campus offers an online Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Educational Technology Integration. 

Why Educational Technology Integration at Penn State World Campus

Penn State’s online educational technology program is designed to improve your use of the Internet and technology in your classroom or learning center. Our curriculum includes such course topics as Educational Technology Integration, Systematic Instructional Development, Video and Hypermedia in the Classroom, and Emerging Web 2.0 Technologies. Through these courses you can learn how to apply sound technology practices to your curriculum to positively impact the learning process of your students.

A Penn State Certificate in Educational Technology Integration can help enhance your career opportunities while increasing your knowledge of technology-based learning. However, this program is not associated with the Pennsylvania Department of Education Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate.

This Penn State certificate program can also serve as a milestone, marking your progress toward earning a Master of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology — Educational Technology. 

Act 48 Approved

Penn State is an Act 48-approved provider for Pennsylvania educators, so the courses for the postbaccalaureate certificate in educational technology integration may count toward professional development hours.

Choose the Online Graduate Program in Educational Technology Integration That Is Right for You

Penn State offers a Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Educational Technology Integration and an online Master of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology — Educational Technology.

Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Educational Technology Integration

This 15-credit certificate best suits teachers and trainers interested in the integration of technology projects into their classrooms. With proper planning from a College of Education academic adviser, this certificate can fulfill almost half of your requirements for a master's degree. Students interested in pursuing a master's degree should contact a College of Education adviser at edtec@psu.edu prior to taking their final certificate course.

Master of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology — Educational Technology

This 33-credit program is designed for education professionals who are responsible for evaluating and improving technology's impact on the learning process.

Who Should Apply?

If you are a teacher or trainer looking to advance your skills in the design, development, and implementation of technology-based learning experiences, this could be the online program for you.

Please note that this program does not lead to initial teacher certification, however, this program may help you to renew your certification. Check with your state's Department of Education for exact requirements for recertification.

Career Opportunities for Graduates

The certificate program in educational technology integration can help you prepare for work in numerous fields such as teaching K–12, continuing education/adult education, community colleges, academic departments in colleges or universities, instructional design, and corporate training and consulting. Our students come from such diverse career paths as:

  • practicing teachers
  • educational administrators
  • instructional designers
  • corporate trainers
  • professionals interested in increasing their technology skills and learning how to use technology as an educational tool

Online Education at Penn State

Penn State has a history of 100+ years of distance education and more than a decade of experience in online learning. We strive to create an online learning environment that brings you as close to the face-to-face experience as possible. Learn more about Penn State World Campus