Digital Educator (GC)


The graduate certificate is focused on educators becoming highly effective in implementing equitable uses of digital technology to address the needs of diverse students across face-to-face, hybrid, and distance learning environments in synchronous and asynchronous modalities. This certificate is available to all educators who are interested broadening their knowledge and skills in using technology across different learning environments to address and support equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

Catalog Year




Major Credits


Total Credits




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

Through research and hands-on applications in education, learners will leverage technology to address global issues and adopt global perspectives. Learners will create relevant and authentic experiences that will help their students bridge local and global problems to take action for social justice.

Prerequisites: none

This course will require learners to evaluate, analyze, and use pedagogical frameworks and practices to design online learning environments with a lens of equity and diversity. Learners will establish online environments and create course materials using research-based pedagogy in educational technology.

Prerequisites: none