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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching/Learning with Technology

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 concepts
  • 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 learning
  • Apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies
  • Use technology to enhance their productivity and professional practice
  • Understand the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in K-12 schools and apply that understanding in practice.

Admission

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Obtain two recommendation forms supporting ability to succeed in graduate study.
  3. Complete and submit a plan of study signed and approved by the advisor.
  4. 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.

Provisional Admission

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.

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.

Course Requirements

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 Classroom
  • EDUC 694 Technology for School Improvement