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Training and Educational Technology

Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Graduate Certificate
Location(s): Online Learning

Program Overview

This certificate prepares students to apply the theories, principles, models and tools of instructional technology and distance education in diverse organizational learning activities and settings. Skills and experiences acquired run the range from conducting a needs analysis to applying the systematic design of instruction to evaluating the role of technology in leadership development and the assessment of distance education (or e-learning) opportunities.

Students who complete the Training and Educational Technology Graduate Certificate will:

  • Apply foundational instructional technology principles to the integration of technology into organizational learning activities
  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively lead the design and development of effective technology-rich instruction
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of numerous theories, principles, models and tools of instructional technology and distance education (or e-learning)
  • Demonstrate their capacity to successfully lead the integration of technology into organizational learning activities

All 18 credit hours required for this certificate are offered online. Having created one of the first online graduate programs launched in the United States, the experienced program faculty and staff ensure flexibility along with meaningful substance and engaging online participation.

 

 

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Fall – April 1
Spring – October 1
Summer – March 1

Recommendations required:

Two (2) recommendations

Prior academic records: 

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application.  Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grade-point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. For a list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services, please click here.

Statement of purpose:

In an essay of 250 to 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at The George Washington University, describing your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned in the application.

Additional requirements:

A resumé is required.

International applicants only:

Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW, and English language requirements.

 

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Graduate School of Education and Human Development
The George Washington University
2136 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
gsehdadm@gwu.edu ~ 202.994.9283 ~ 202.994.7207 (fax)
9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday