To help educators engage today's digital learners, American College of Education offers an online Certificate in Digital Learning and Teaching. Students are admitted to the certificate program as students at large, and upon completion of the three courses listed below, they will receive an official transcript and a certificate of completion. Each course in this certificate program carries 3 semester credits.
Expand your digital technology skills for the classroom with this online certificate program.
American College of Education helps educators use technology to captivate students' interest and build on their innate curiosity. Through the research-based graduate certificate in Digital Learning and Teaching, educators from all disciplines will gain new ways of thinking about technology, student learning, and classroom structure as they reconsider the roles of student and teacher. All courses in this certificate program can be applied to an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction or an M.Ed. in Educational Technology at American College of Education.
Each course in this certificate program carries 3 semester credits.
Initial Course (3 semester credits each, except if noted otherwise)
||The Digital Learner
Remaining Courses (3 semester credits each, unless noted otherwise). Order based on availability.
||The Digital Educator
||Instructional Models for Digital Learning
Total for Certificate in Digital Learning and Teaching: 9 semester credits
DL5013 The Digital Learner
This course examines the impact of technology on learning as well as how today’s student navigates a media-rich world. Topics include the human-computer interface, technology and the brain, diffusion of innovations, and connectivity through social media. The course considers trends and issues in educational technologies as well as research into the effects of technology on society.
DL5023 The Digital Educator
This course uses a project-based approach in studying technology in education, best practices for classroom teachers, and strategies for professional development in light of emerging technologies. The course addresses 21st century standards for education, educators’ digital presence, cloud computing, and digital ethics
DL5103 Instructional Models for Digital Learning
This course draws from multiple disciplines to explore design and strategies for computer- and web-based learning. Special attention is paid to collaborative learning, interactivity, assessment, and best use of technology tools.
||Tuition Per Credit
- Application fee: $50
- Technology and library fee: $10 per credit hour (for a total of $90)
- Program conferral fee: $100
2015 total program cost: $2,175. For more information, visit the tuition section.