Students seeking a Certificate in Technology Integration will take the following 12 credit hours of courses:
EG 5523 Technology Applications (3)
The student will further develop technology skills that facilitate student instruction and learning. This course will cover a considerable number of e-learning tools with social networking capabilities as well as abilities to engage students in quality collaborative projects. Additionally, research will be done to determine the latest developments and trends in the use of the Internet in the classroom. Although this course may be taken fully online, instruction will also be available in the technology lab for students who prefer not to take the course online.
EG 5603 Leadership in Educational Technologies (3)
This course will explore leadership skills and knowledge needed to implement and support educational technology use. Leaders must know how to acquire technology, plan its effective use, prepare teachers and assess effectiveness, including how to assess what is currently in place, what is needed and how best to use it. Funding educational technology, grant-writing, and prioritizing and implementation will be discussed. Also included will be the challenge of staying abreast of new technologies, assessing teacher use of technology and utilizing community resources.
EG 5613 Effective Technology Use in the Classroom (3)
This course will center on effective use of technological resources, both in the classroom and online, and the class includes field experience. While technology is constantly changing, suggested classroom tools include document cameras, slate boards/tablets, interactive white boards, clicker systems and other portable computing devices. Classroom website, electronic rubrics, communication tools and assessment tools will also be used.
EG 5643 Technology for Special Groups (3)
This course is designed to give students the skills that they need to integrate technology effectively to meet the needs of diverse learners in their classrooms. Students will become familiar with technology resources for special groups by focusing on both high-tech and low-tech situations. Specifically, students will be responsible for recommending technology resources, evaluating the effectiveness and appropriateness of various technologies, locating resources for finding and funding technologies and examining any legal or ethical issues regarding technology integration. In this course, students will also create a technology-based lesson plan showing effective integration for diverse learners. Additionally, students will also have the opportunity to observe technology integration for special groups in classroom settings.