Educational Technology (Bridge Graduate Certificate)

The Graduate Bridge Certificate in Educational Technology is designed to enhance the credentials of practitioners. For certified teachers, completion of this program leads to the additional endorsement to the Michigan teaching certificate in Educational Technology. Teachers with this certificate are expected to play leadership roles in selecting, planning, developing, implementing and evaluating technology applications in the teaching and learning process.

As a bridge program this Graduate Certificate allows students to apply all of their coursework for the Certificate to the Master of Education degree with a major in Learning Design and Technology if they decide to pursue that degree after completing the Certificate.

Courses taken for this certificate will require students to incorporate technology into lessons, select strategies that promote the use and transfer of technological knowledge and skills for their own students. This program stresses fieldwork by requiring applicants to use Information-age Technology with their own students and to support colleagues' use of technology-based resources.

Admission Requirements

For candidates seeking the Educational Technology endorsement, a valid Michigan teaching certificate is required.

The Bridge Certificate in Education Technology requires a minimum of twenty credits including sixteen credits of core courses and four elective credits to be chosen from the courses cited below. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees.

Core Courses
LDT 5140Producing and Evaluating Technology-Based Instructional Materials4
LDT 6140Designing Web Tools for the Classroom4
LDT 6230Internet in the Classroom4
LDT 7980Capstone Seminar in Learning Technologies4
Elective Courses
Select one of the following:4
Facilitation of On-Line Learning
Interactive Course Design
Foundations of Distance Education
Total Credits20