Computer Technology Endorsement Certificate
The Graduate Computer Technology Endorsement Certificate may be earned apart from completing the entire Master’s degree. Teachers with this endorsement will be prepared to not only provide leadership capabilities for local, state or national educational technology initiatives but also will be licensed to teach computer science courses, K-12. Students may apply for the Computer Technology Endorsement from the Ohio Department of Education after completing the 16 hours of coursework identified for this credential.
- This program requires a good deal of hands-on work with technology. Online students will need to gain access to the identified technologies, with Open Source and Web 2.0 options provided, when appropriate. As with any such program, expect to spend considerable time working with the required, specified hardware and software. Please be aware that when you make a commitment to complete the program you are making a commitment to use the appropriate resources to complete required assignments, etc.
- The Technology Endorsement Certificate coursework consists of 16 credit hours:
EDTL 6310 - Technology in the 21st Century Classroom (3)
In this introductory course, students will explore technology integration strategies and tools appropriate for use in the 21st Century classroom as well as develop an understanding of technology operations and concepts; plan, design, and model effective learning environments and multiple experiences supported by technology.
EDTL 6360 - Internet in the Educational Community (3)
An introduction to methods and models of using the Internet effectively in the classroom. Numerous educational topics involving the Internet will be explored, including: research, web tools, information technologies, website validity, multimedia on the web, inquiry-based activities, open source options, media literacy, and ethics.
EDTL 6320 - Technology Leadership and Professional Development (3)
Introduction to leadership principles and practices for technology integration professional developers working within an educational environment. Prerequisites: EDTL 6310 and EDTL 6360.
EDTL 6330 - Dynamic Media I (3)
Introduction to dynamic media including the creation of dynamic-media based materials for both presentation purposes and student interactive use. Introduction to instructional design principles. Prerequisites: EDTL 6310 and EDTL 6360.
EDTL 6350 - Real World School Tech (3)
Exploration of school technology problems and dilemmas along with strategies and methods to solve technology issues and obstacles. Real technology troubleshooting will be experienced. Prerequisites: EDTL 6310 and EDTL 6360.
EDTL 6390 - Special Topics in Classroom Technology (1)
On demand. Consideration of current topics in classroom technology, for example: classroom technology and science education, equity and classroom technology, classroom technology and adaptive devices, and constructivism and classroom technology. Content will vary by offering. May be repeated for credit.
- Step 1: Write a Letter of Interest Step 2: Apply to the Graduate College
Send your Letter of Interest to Allison Goedde via e-mail at email@example.com. The letter should include:
Step 3: Request Transcripts
Specification of the cohort to which you are applying, such as “online Summer 2013".
One to three paragraphs describing your experience with technology, and particularly technology in the classroom.
One to three paragraphs describing what interests you about earning a master’s degree in classroom technology. (Why are you applying for this program?)
Start the Application: http://choose.bgsu.edu/apply/online/?graduate
*Be sure to indicate that you are requesting a program/degree from the College of Education and Human Development, and that you are requesting the Classroom Technology Program or the Computer Technology Endorsement Certificate.Step 4: Submit three (3) Letters of Reference
Have (2) two official transcripts from each college you have attended sent to the Graduate College (Official transcripts from BGSU courses do not have to be requested.) Transcripts should be sent directly from each higher education institution you have attended.Step 5: Submit Praxis II scores or Schedule the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General TestStep 6: Request a reference for Dispositions
Have results sent to the BGSU Graduate College. Fully detailed GRE information is available at the GRE web site or read more about our GRE requirements. The Graduate Coordinator will send you more information on taking the Wayfind Assessment once you have processed the rest of your application materials.
Download and print the Dispositions form
Enter your name and your university ID or social security number in the spaces at the top. Leave the “Class/Experience and/or Location” blank.
Ask an administrator, or the administrator’s choice of a person who knows you well, to complete the form and send it to Allison Goedde, School of Teaching and Learning, 529 Education Building, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403.