Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching/Learning
The Post-Baccalaureate is a professional certificate designed
for K-12 school personnel seeking advanced study in technology
integration for teaching and learning, but not interested in
pursuing a full master’s program. The curriculum includes
fundamental technical skills as well as theoretical and
practical experiences for using technology to facilitate
teaching and improve student achievement. The certificate
promotes continuing professional development and life-long
learning for teachers and educational leaders. The certificate
is designed for professionals seeking a systematic course of
study in educational technology for professional development and
advancement. This certificate does not lead to teacher
certification in technology. General objectives are as follows:
- Demonstrate understanding of technology operations and
- Plan and design effective learning environments and
experiences supported by technology
- Implement curriculum plans that include methods and
strategies for applying technology to maximize student
- Apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective
assessment and evaluation strategies
- Use technology to enhance their productivity and
- Understand the social, ethical, legal, and human issues
surrounding the use of technology in K-12 schools and apply
that understanding in practice.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s or higher degree in
education or in a related field, hold a teaching certificate,
and possess basic computer skills in using word-processing,
spreadsheets, email, and creating web pages. Admission to the
program is a two-step process. In addition to meeting the
general requirements for
admission to Salisbury
University graduate study, candidates must apply for
admission to the program. Acceptance to graduate study does not
constitute acceptance to the program.
Candidates who indicate on their initial application that
they wish to pursue the are assigned an advisor in the Education
Department and receive application materials. To be eligible for
admission as a candidate to the, prospective candidates must
fulfill the following requirements:
- Submit an application for admission including a written
description of the reasons for pursuing the certificate and
a statement of career goals within the discipline.
- Obtain two recommendation forms supporting ability to
succeed in graduate study.
- Complete and submit a plan of study signed and approved by
- Possess either an undergraduate cumulative grade point
average of 2.75 or a previously completed master’s degree
from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
Credentials for initial admission to graduate study should be
sent to the
Office of Admissions. Credentials for admission to the
program should be sent to the Seidel School. Following the
review of these materials, the program director formally
notifies candidates of admission or denial to the program.
Although candidates may register for some courses after
initial acceptance for graduate study, they are expected to
complete the process for full admission into the program,
including the development of a program of study, prior to the
completion of the first semester in the program.
Questions regarding the applicability of courses taken as a
non-degree graduate student will be resolved by the Department
of Education graduate program director.
Candidates who have submitted all application materials but
have not obtained a 2.75 cumulative grade point average upon
completion of the baccalaureate degree may be admitted on a
provisional basis to the program. Provisionally admitted
candidates must complete six credit hours of graduate study at
Salisbury State University with no grade below B.
Upon successful completion of six credit hours candidates may
apply for full admission to the program. Following review of the
application materials, the program director formally notifies
candidates of admission or denial to the program.
Candidates who do not meet the provisional admission
requirement of achieving six credit hours with grades of B or
above are not eligible to apply for admission to the program.
To assist candidates who are provisionally admitted, an
advisor will be assigned. Candidates are expected to meet with
their advisor to clarify program requirements and to assure that
courses for which they register will be appropriate for the
Program of Study
Prior to admission to the program and registration for
courses, it is the candidates’ responsibility to become familiar
with program requirements and to confer with assigned faculty
advisors to develop programs of study.
Candidates seeking the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in
Teaching and Learning with Technology at Salisbury University
complete an approved program of study including 15 semester
hours of graduate credit with a cumulative average of 3.0 or
higher, with no grade lower than C, and no more than six credit
hours of C or C+ in their program.
Courses taken to complete the Post-Baccalaureate in Teaching
and Learning with Technology are:
- EDUC 570 Issues in Educational Technology
- EDUC 571 Telecommunications in Education
- EDUC 592 Special Topics in Technology
- EDUC 689 Multimedia in the Constructivist
- EDUC 694 Technology for School Improvement