Graduate Certificate

Educational Technology

College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences

Program Overview

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers an online Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology for current UT graduate students seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in educational technology.

Credit Hours


Cost Per Credit Hour*

In-State $700

Out-of-State $775



Admission Terms

Fall, Spring

*Cost per credit hour is an estimate based on maintenance and university fees. Some programs may have additional course fees. Please contact your department for additional information on any related fees, and visit Tuition and Fees in Detail at One Stop.

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Gain the Skills to Light the Way in Educational Technology 

A focus on effectively leading technology-rich learning environments is increasingly important as instructional trends move more towards hybrid and online platforms for both K-12 and higher education settings. The Educational Technology graduate certificate can be tailored to serve a variety of career goals related to designing effective technology-enhanced learning experiences. Licensed educators and others involved in informal educational settings can gain the expertise and skills they need to more effectively integrate technology into their lessons and technology-based experiences. The program’s project-based coursework is integrated with theory to engage students in topics pertaining to instructional design, digital collaboration, game-based learning, and other emerging trends. 

Featured Courses

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology program have numerous courses to choose from, including the following: 

ETEC 586: Intro to Classroom Technology Applications

Classroom applications of technology to support information literacy and 21st century skills; designed to enable teachers to use and integrate a variety of technology tools into the K-12 curriculum. Includes the design and development of a classroom website, lesson activities that facilitate writing, collaboration, and communication through the design and development of a personal learning network, blogs, wikis, podcasts, digital stories, and mobile apps.

ETEC 589: Technology, Leadership & Learning

Preparing educators to develop as technology leaders in K-12 education settings. Examines the complex charge of being responsible for missional uses of technology, or those aligned with broader teaching and learning goals, that support classroom and school-wide priorities. Includes professional development strategies, project management, translating educational technology-related research and policies into specific instructional recommendations, and securing funding for technology-supported initiatives and projects.

IT 573: Introduction of Multimedia Instruction

Selected computer-based multimedia production tools and use to produce instructional materials based on specific learner characteristics and objectives.

TPTE 540: Topics in Improvement of Instruction

Special conferences, workshops, and in-service programs.

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Ready to Lead the Way in Educational Technology?