Educational Technology and New Literacies, AC

Our advanced certificate program in educational technology and new literacies is for you if you are interested in using the latest technology tools and teaching practices to meet the challenges of 21st century learning environments. The use of technology tools has created a framework called new literacies, which establishes social practices that enable learning concepts to be consumed in new ways.

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Why Educational Technology and New Literacies at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • adapting technology use to fit the latest educational research
  • assessing student learning in a technology-rich environment
  • designing and evaluating multimodal virtual learning environments
  • integrating technology to meet state/national/international standards
  • utilizing digital resources for curricular/professional needs

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Advanced Certificate (AC)
Credits required for completion 15
Time to completion 2 full-time semesters
Course delivery Online
  • Teacher
  • Education professional
Application deadline Feb. 1, then rolling

Program Coursework

Introductory Courses (Select One)

  • CEP 506 Introduction to Educational Technology
  • LAI 508 Educational Uses of the Internet
  • LAI 599 Technology and Curriculum Integration 

Sociological, Sociopolitical and Philosophical Issues (Select One)

  • LAI 671 Philosophy of Technology 
  • LAI 648 Equity, Diversity and Epistemological Issues in Technology 
  • LAI 573 Technology as Social Practice
  • LAI 673 New Literacies Seminar 

Using Technology in Discipline Area of Interest (Select One)

  • LAI 510 Technology in Childhood Mathematics Education
  • LAI 529 Computers in Early and Primary Education
  • LAI 532 Technology and Science Teaching
  • LAI 553 Technology in Secondary Mathematics Education
  • LAI 561 Technology and Music Education
  • LAI 576 Literacy and Technology
  • LAI 577 Technology in Special Education
  • LIS 568 Computer Applications in the School Library Media Center
  • LAI 590A Technologies and the Second Language Classroom 

Design and Development (Select One)

  • LAI 536 Digital Video Composing as Learning Tool 
  • LAI 678 Digital Media in Education 
  • CSE 503 Computer Science for Non-Majors I 
  • CSE 504 Computer Science for Non-Majors II 

Capstone Event

  • LAI 700 Curriculum and/or Research Project in Educational Technology and/or New Literacies

Application Requirements

Submit your completed online application, which includes:

  • Application fee: A $50 non-refundable application fee, submitted electronically through UB's ePayment system.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended. (UB transcripts are automatically submitted for current UB students and alumni.)
  • Statement of interest: Statement addressing your professional goals.

Former/Maiden Name: Please provide us with your former/maiden name if you have one. When requesting transcripts, please ask the sending institution to indicate your current name and former/maiden name.

Admissions Decision: The admissions decision will be communicated to you as soon as review is complete. The decision is based on a number of factors and is the result of a thorough and deliberate process. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

International Applicant Additional Requirements
  • Official original proof of your degree
  • A copy of your passport biographical page
  • Official test scores for either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic. Test scores must be dated within two years of submitting your application.
    • TOEFL minimum score is a 250 for a computer based test, 600 for a paper based test and 96 for the Internet based test 
    • IELTS minimum score is 7.0 overall
    • PTE minimum score is 55 overall
  • Financial documentation — International graduate applicants must document their ability to pay for all costs incurred while studying in the U.S.
  • An official bank statement

All financial forms and supporting documentation with required signatures must be uploaded with your application, and must be dated within one year of your intended enrollment date.

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University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.