Educational Technology

The IDT Certificate in Educational Technology is designed for educators who want to integrate technology with learning in PK-12 schools and institutions of higher learning. This completely online program is comprised of four courses designed to help educators meaningfully integrate technology with learning. For those interested, the courses enable students to simultaneously earn microcredentials from the EdTech Badges program.

Sample Job Opportunities

Some who have earned the EdTech Certificate have transformed their teaching to become models for technology integration, while others have leveraged 
the certificate to become technology integration specialists, technology facilitators, technology coaches, curriculum integration specialists, college instructors, and district directors of technology.

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The focus of these four courses is to develop the technology competencies needed for the development, utilization, and integration of technology with learning. The course rotation schedule is available before you even begin taking classes enabling you to make plans well in advance. The certificate planning sheet helps you and your advisor document your progress.

Note that some, and in specific cases all, of these hours may apply towards a Master's or doctorate in IDT, as well as many other graduate degrees.

A Grade of A or B must be earned in each class to earn the certificate.

Required Courses

IDT 7061: Instructional Design and Educational Technology (3 hours). 
Implementation of common classroom productivity tools to support teaching and learning; survey of Web and mobile apps that promote thinking and creativity; design and development of lesson plans that integrate technology and 21st century skills to promote learning.
* Includes opportunities to earn badges from the EdTech Badges program.

IDT 7062: Teaching, Learning, and Technology (3 hours). 
Enhancing teaching and learning through the use of Web tools and social media; promoting student learning through these technologies in combination with the Teaching for Understanding framework and Visible Thinking routines; supporting teachers' self-directed professional development through professional learning networks. Prerequisite: IDT 7061.
* Includes opportunities to earn badges from the EdTech Badges program.

IDT 7063: Models and Innovations of Educational Technology (3 hours). Supporting learning through mobile devices; designing learning opportunities that use emerging educational technologies and innovative instructional approaches; facilitating Making Thinking Visible with Technology.
* Includes opportunities to earn badges from the EdTech Badges program.

IDT 7064: Educational Technology and Instructional Development (3 hours). Survey of emerging technologies used for developing multimedia; implementation of needs assessment, development of instruction and supporting multimedia to address the indicated instructional needs. Prerequisite: IDT 7063.
* Includes opportunities to earn badges from the EdTech Badges program.

Tuition and Fees

Students enrolled in completely online programs at the University of Memphis do not pay out-of-state tuition. As this certificate is completely online, IDT students do not pay out-of-state tuition. Visit the Tuition Estimator to begin planning your budget for graduate studies (Select eRate under Resident Status).

You can investigate opportunities for scholarships and financial aid. Graduate assistantships are occasionally available for outstanding students.

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Students interested in receiving the graduate-level Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology must be admitted to this graduate certificate program.

Note: If you are already enrolled in any degree program, you do not need to complete the application process. Instead you will need to submit the Academic Program/Semester Update form found on the Graduate School Forms page.

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