Educational Technology and New Literacies, AGC



This advanced graduate certificate program infuses the latest tools and teaching practices guided by research to assist both teachers and other professionals to meet challenge of 21st century learning environments.

New Literacies

Technology, over the last decade, has revolutionized the face of education. Dependency on emerging technologies, multimodal composition, social networking, and mobile devices all have commanded a pervasive digital era. Learning environments must be created to include these emerging technologies in order to better serve the 21st century student. The use of these technologies has created a new framework through which to view learning. This framework, referred to as New Literacies, establishes a set of technologies and social practices enabling meaning that is represented, disseminated and consumed in new forms. It is essential that educators have the ability to create such learning environments for their students.

Certificate Objectives

Students will:

  • Adapt technology use to fit latest educational research and reform
  • Integrate emerging technology to meet state/national/international standards
  • Utilize digital resources for curricular/professional needs
  • Design and evaluate multimodal virtual learning environments
  • Assess student learning in a technology rich environment


The advanced graduate certificate in Educational Technology and New Literacies program is intended for master's, post-master's, and non-degree students interested solely in the certificate. The program is appropriate for any students interested in issues of technology in education and 21st century literacies. Students enrolled in any Graduate School of Education (GSE) program, preparing for careers in teaching, administration, counseling, or research may obtain the certificate along with their degree. Students in graduate programs outside GSE who have an interest in education are also welcome, as are persons from the community who are interested in the certificate without any accompanying degrees.

In collaboration with a faculty advisor, students develop individualized course plans suitable for their professional context and goals. The program total of 15 credit hours includes one course from each category, selected with advisor approval, and a Capstone Event.

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