Computer, Keyboard, and Related Technology (GC)


The Graduate Certificate in Computer, Keyboard, and Related Technology is an Educational Technology Endorsement that responds to the growing needs of P-16 education in providing equitable instruction for diverse students in the technological environment. Program emphasis is on equitable educational technology integration in the classroom. Courses are presented online through the university course management system. Students must complete courses within the licensure program, plus an 80+ hour practicum experience. Students must have a current Minnesota teaching license or they must be enrolled in approved Minnesota Teacher Education Programs to obtain a Minnesota teaching license. 

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Education and Training

Program Requirements

Common Core

Learners will develop expertise using technology tools to address individual student needs. In this course, learners will explore the assumptions, biases and limitations of integrating technology tools, and the implications of those for teaching and student learning. Through the use of technology integration frameworks, learners will evaluate implications of both access and opportunity of using technology teaching, learning, and assessment. This course will also explore ways in which technology can both be an avenue towards social justice in education and how technology can exacerbate inequities.

Prerequisites: none

Learners will examine existing systems for equity of access, use, distribution, and infrastructure and the implications this has for learning communities. Learners will research, design, and create technology plans using data, processes, and procedures to address inequities.

Prerequisites: none

This 80+ hour field experience will provide opportunities for practicing teachers with a current MN Teaching license to put theory into practice in a K-12 environment. During field experiences candidates will become familiar with specific school-related issues, technologies, strategies to assist students in learning and apply strategies to help students study and learn within the classroom environment.

Prerequisites: none

With a focus on digital literacy and digital equity, learners will critically analyze and evaluate educational technology frameworks, models, and research to support teaching and learning. Learners will learn how to use technology integration frameworks to guide decision-making about and evaluate use of technology. Learners consider teaching contexts to apply effective uses of technology to support students┬┐ learning needs with alignment to standards, learning goals, teaching strategies, and assessments.

Prerequisites: none