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Educational Technology Graduate Certificate

This program is available online – learn more at K-State Global Campus.

The educational technology graduate certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to create, use and manage appropriate technological processes and resources. Courses focus on the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance.

The curriculum for this graduate certificate follows guidelines prescribed by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.

Courses completed as part of the educational technology graduate certificate can be used toward K-State’s online Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with an area of concentration in Educational Technology.

Required Courses

  • EDCI 862 - Instructional Systems Design (3 credits)
  • EDCI 863 - Online Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
  • EDCI 864 - Social/Cultural Issues in Educational Technology (3 credits)
  • EDCI 866 - Educational Technology Change Management (3 credits)


To qualify for admission into the educational technology graduate certificate, students must have already completed or meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • K-State’s EDCI 718 - Introduction to Educational Technology or a similar graduate-level introductory educational technology course

Students seeking this certificate must submit a Graduate School application indicating the field of study will be the Educational Technology Graduate Certificate program. This is a separate application from the one for admission into a master’s degree. In addition to the Graduate School application, applicants need to submit the following:

  • An official transcript for the bachelor’s degree and for any subsequent undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • A statement of objectives explaining the goals and purposes for seeking this graduate certificate.
  • Three letters of recommendation.