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Online Teaching Certificate

Advance your career with a Master’s Degree (M.Ed.), a Computer and Technology endorsement and an Online Teaching Certificate.

Advance Your Career

Graduate with a Master’s degree and get a Computer and Technology endorsement and prepare to take on new challenges and opportunities. Designed for teachers and professionals, this program provides conceptual, pedagogical, theoretical and technological knowledge you need for technology-related and administrative positions.

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Time to Complete

  • Educational Technology Master’s degree completion time for full-time candidates: 4 semesters
  • Computer and Technology Endorsement completion time for full-time candidates: 2 semesters
  • Online Teaching certificate: 3 semesters
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Credits

  • 10 courses totaling 30 credit hours (Educational Technology Master’s degree)
  • 4 courses totaling 12 credit hours (Computer and Technology Endorsement)
  • 3 courses totaling 7 credit hours (Online Teaching certificate)

Get prepared to learn

  • Nationally accredited program
  • Aligns with the International Society for Technology in Education
  • Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) Computer and Technology Endorsement Exam: 100% passage rate
  • Lower credit hours required for the Computer and Technology Endorsement program compared to similar programs
  • Convenient online courses
  • Core program classes can be taken face-to-face or online
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Learning Methodology

Program includes courses on human development, social foundations of education and educational technology. Students learn about tools and strategies for integrating technology into teaching and learning in face-to-face and online learning environments.

Admissions Requirements

General requirements for admission to the Master’s Degree in Educational Technology include:

  1. Apply for admission to Cleveland State University

  2. Submit an official transcript for an undergraduate degree.

  3. Have a baccalaureate degree less than six years old at time of application AND undergraduate cumulative grade point average was at least 2.75 out of 4.00.

    • If you don't meet the GPA requirements, you can enroll as a non-degree student and complete the equivalent of 12 semester hours of Cleveland State University graduate coursework (including EDB 601). Receiving a grade of B or better in each course allows you to apply to the program.

Courses

The Program of Study includes relevant, job-embedded topics including school change, education policy, educational research, school operations, educational psychology, instructional design and development, technology, and online learning.

College Core (12 Credit Hours)

Required Course:
CourseTitleCredits
EDB 601Educational Research3 Credits
Social Foundations(select one):
CourseTitleCredits
EDB 604Equity in Community and Classroom Settings: Promoting Youth and Young Adult Well-Being3 Credits
EDB 606Philosophy of Education3 Credits
EDB 608Political Landscape of Education: Tools for Policy Analysis and Advocacy3 Credits
EDB 609Comparative & International Education3 Credits
Human Development(select one):
CourseTitleCredits
EDC 501Child Development3 Credits
EDB 620Psychology of the Adolescent Learner3 Credits
EDB 628Psychology of Learning & Instruction3 Credits
Curriculum & Instruction:
CourseTitleCredits
EDB 555Instructional Design3 Credits

Specialization (12 credit hours)

Required Course:
CourseTitleCredits
ETE 570Technology in Learning Environments3 Credits
*ETE 571Technological Change and Schools3 Credits
*ETE 572Advancements in Educational Technology3 Credits
*ETE 573Innovation: Projects in Educational Technology3 Credits

*Students holding an Ohio Provisional/Professional teaching certificate or license may apply for the computer/technology endorsement upon completion of those courses.

Electives (Select 3)

Required Course:
CourseTitleCredits
ETE 570Technology in Learning Environments3 Credits
*ETE 571Technological Change and Schools3 Credits
*ETE 572Advancements in Educational Technology3 Credits
*ETE 573Innovation: Projects in Educational Technology3 Credits

*Students holding an Ohio Provisional/Professional teaching certificate or license may apply for the computer/technology endorsement upon completion of those courses.

If ETE 690 & 691 are selected as electives, students can earn the Online Teaching Certificate with one additional course (ETE 692).

The Online Teaching Certificate includes (7 credit hours):

CourseTitleCreditsSemesterPrerequisites
ETE 690Designing Online Instruction3 CreditsFallNone
ETE 691eLearning Tools and Techniques3 CreditsSpringETE 690
ETE 692Applications of Online Instruction1 CreditSummerETE 690 and ETE 691
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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and financial aid for CSU programs are kept competitive so you can receive the education you deserve. Tuition for online programs and courses follows the same fee structure as traditional, on-campus programs and courses. Current CSU Graduate tuition costs can be found on the Bursar’s website.

Approximately 70% of CSU’s students receive some form of financial assistance. The University participates in or administers all the major federal and state grant and loan programs. In addition, CSU provides University grants and scholarships.

To begin the financial aid process, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must file a FAFSA every year after January 1st to receive your financial aid. Cleveland State University’s financial aid school code is 003032.

If you have any questions, visit the Financial Aid section of CSU’s website, or contact the Financial Aid office.

 

Faculty

Your professors in this program:

  • keep up to date with technology, research and advancements in the area
  • want you to succeed
  • are accessible and responsive
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Student Success Coaching

At CSU, you will be paired with a Student Success Coach to support you on your journey from acceptance into a program to graduation. Coaches help with:

  • Time management
  • Study strategies
  • Focus techniques
  • Work-life balance
  • Academic support resources
  • Navigating University policies and procedures
  • Resolving issues and locating the right resources

Student Success Coaches will reach out to you for a welcome call early in your program. Coaches can help you create an academic success plan with strategies and goals that will help you be successful. Student Success Coaches are available to you throughout your program. Student Success Coaches do not replace academic advisors or other counselors, but rather work as a team with them to provide you with all the right resources.

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Career Outcomes

Join a strong network of leaders. As the field of education continues to grow, so do the opportunities for leadership positions. With a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Cleveland State University you’ll be prepared to take on a variety of leadership roles including:

  • District Technology Coordinator
  • Educational Technology Specialist
  • Technology Coach
  • Instructional Designer
  • E-Learning Specialist

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have background in education to be in this program?

No. While many of our students have an education background, an education degree is not required for the Master’s program. However, for students who pursue the Computer and Technology endorsement, a current Ohio K-12 licensure is required.

Do I need to take the GRE to apply to this program?

GRE is not required for acceptance into the Educational Technology program.

Does this degree lead to specific employment?

In addition to enhancing current employment in education either in K-12 or adult learning, graduates can find employment in organizations or companies in instructional design, training, e-learning. Graduates with the K-12 focus are prepared for positions, such as technology coach, instructional technology specialist and technology coordinator.

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