Technology plays a central and critical role in all of our lives. We interact with information, exchange ideas, and share knowledge using technology in complex and dynamic ways.
It has thus become essential that our schools respond to the technological demands of the 21st century by empowering all students to be not only critical consumers and users of the technologies that govern our lives, but producers, engaged in meaningful, generative work advancing knowledge through technological literacy.Learners today lead digital lives and stakeholders in education are responding by requiring academic programs to include meaningful, sophisticated, technology education.
The Center for Science and Technology Education at the University of Maryland, College Park is proudly partnering with school districts across the state to support certified K-12 educators to meet the demands of the digital age in modern instructional programs with a newly-developed Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Integrated Technology in Education.
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Technology education is a graduation requirement for all Maryland public school students (COMAR 13A,04.01.01).
Additionally, technology education represents:
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: Integrated Technology in Education
This program features 4 courses for 12 graduate credits. It has been specially designed to meet the needs of in-service educators interested in expanding and enhancing their abilities to support the technological, and, specifically, the digital literacy of their students. All courses are exclusively held online to flexibly accommodate the professional demands of teaching.
- Flexibility of online learning:
- This program is made up of four graduate-level courses taught exclusively using our dynamic, interactive, online learning platform. We recognize that the work of K-12 educators is demanding and these courses are designed to respond to the professional responsibilities that participants face by allowing opportunities for independent, yet community-oriented learning. Sessions will be at times synchronous, with all students participating in course activities at the same time, and asynchronous, allowing students to engage in course materials and exercises at their own pace on their own time.
- Cohort model for collaborative learning
- The program leverages the community-building support and structure of a cohort with the networking opportunities of a program that is open to educators across the state.
- Personalized advising and registration support
- The Center for Science and Technology Education provides individual and personalized support to all participants with connections to academic advising, registration information, and even financial aid (including assisting with the coordination of school district tuition reimbursement policies and procedures).
- Opportunities to learn from and with leaders in the field of Integrated Technology in Education
- The courses in this program have been developed and will be taught by prominent faculty and researchers working to advance the integration of technology in education
- Opportunities to transfer credit towards a master’s degree
- Participants who successfully complete the program will have the opportunity to transfer some or all of the 12 graduate credits earned through this Certificate towards a related master’s degree program.
- Joining the University of Maryland Graduate School Community
- All participants will have access to the multitude of services offered by the UM Graduate school including the Graduate School Writing Center, funding and fellowship opportunities, community-building events, and more!
- For more information about the UM Graduate School, please visit www.gradschool.umd.edu.
- To learn more about student services available from the Graduate School, check out their video, “The Periodic Table of Graduate Success!”
-- No GRE is required to apply to this program. --
Who Should Apply?This program is for classroom teachers, administrators, program and/or content specialists, and other educators wishing to strengthen their own technological and digital literacy in order to provide powerful learning experiences through innovative, technologically enhanced pedagogies.
Applicants will need*:
- Goal Statement:
- A statement of goals and objectives for pursuing graduate study. The statement must indicate both the applicant's practical experience as well as professional goals.
- Letter of Recommendation:
- One letter of recommendation that addresses the applicant's leadership potential, relevant experience, and ability to succeed in the program.
- GPA: A minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
*For questions or concerns regarding any of the application requirements, please contact Dr. Amy Green at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for the 2020-2021 program are due Monday June 18, 2020.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to email the program coordinator, Dr. Amy Green (email@example.com) prior to, during, or following the application process.
- Go to The Graduate School application.
- Click on “Create an Account” and set up a user name and password.
- Term of Entrance: Summer II 2020
- College/School: College of Education
- Program of Study: (Z126) Post Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC)
- Degree: CERT GR
- Area of Interest: 1 = N/A, 2 = N/a, 3 = N/A
- Previous Education: Enter institutions you have attended (with 9 credits or more).
- Note: Unofficial transcript(s) Bachelors and Master’s and any institution with 9 credits or more must be uploaded into your application with degree conferred. If accepted into this program, an official transcript will be required by the graduate school by the end of the first semester of enrollment. Official transcripts should be sent to University of Maryland College Park, Enrollment Services Operation, 0130 Mitchell Building, College Park, MD 20742.
- Upload your statement of goals and objectives.
- Enter your recommender name and email address (required)
- Include a current resume
- Non-refundable Application fee $75.00.
For our inaugural cohort, UMD is offering a 10% scholarship on tuition for all students.
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Many school districts offer generous support in the form of tuition reimbursement. For details about your district’s policies, contact your Human Resources Department and/or the program coordinator, Amy Green (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Financial Aid
- For details about the various types of financial assistance offered by the campus please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid.
- Fellowships & Scholarships
- There are several fellowships and scholarships offered through the College of Education, the University, and through external sources which may provide tuition support and/or living allowance.
- Students must apply for these awards on their own, but the links that follow provide valuable information on searching for fellowships and scholarships.
- For more information concerning fellowships and scholarships, please visit: