Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology


Learn to integrate digital technologies into teaching and learning and become qualified for building and/or district level technology coordinator positions.


The Education Technology Specialist Endorsement program is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education and graduates are eligible to apply for the endorsement to be added to their active Illinois teaching license.

Grading Policy 

Passing at the graduate level is considered a B or higher. A maximum of eight hours of C (2.0) grades is applicable, provided that a minimum GPA of 3.0 is reached at the time of program completion and an approved Student Petition is on file in the Office of Records and Registration. Grades of C- or lower are not accepted.

Graduate Degree Opportunity 

Combine the graduate certificate with an additional 12 credit hours of EDL course work to fulfill requirements for a Master of Arts in Education.


Required Courses
EDL 513Student Assessment and Emerging Technologies in Online and Remote Learning4
EDL 515Online Teaching and Learning4
EDL 516Instructional Design for Technology4
EDL 517Education Technology Leadership4
EDL 518Educational Technology Systems4
EDL 547Technology in the Curriculum4
Total Hours24

Candidates who wish to have their course work evaluated to meet licensure must also take and pass ISBE Licensure Exam(s) in their specific area(s) to qualify for state of Illinois entitlement.