Information Technology for Educators (Graduate Certificate)

This certificate program is designed for practicing secondary school (middle and high school) teachers who wish to enhance their careers and qualify to teach dual-enrollment classes in the information technology field. Title IV federal financial aid is not available for this certificate program when taken alone but is available when taken as a component of the M.S. in cybersecurity or M.Ed. program.

Admission Requirements: In addition to meeting the university's requirements, applicants interested in earning this certificate must hold an undergraduate degree in business, information technology, or related field, or an undergraduate degree in another field and at least two years of experience teaching middle school or high school in one of these fields.

Course Substitution Policy: If an applicant can demonstrate a depth of prior experience and/or education in a required content area, an elective may be substituted for the required course.

Minimum Grade Requirements: Students in the program must meet graduate student requirements and achieve a minimum grade of B- for each course required in the degree. All graduate students in the School of Business and Technology must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. Students must bring their cumulative GPA to 3.0 or higher within nine (9) graduate credits or be dismissed. A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 a second time will be dismissed.

Program Completion Requirements: All coursework must be completed within five years of the date of matriculation.

Certificate Requirements

18 credits

Required Courses

IT 520Enterprise Infrastructure and Networks

3

IT 540Enterprise Data Management and Analysis

3

IT 566Computer Scripting Techniques

3

Electives

Three (3) electives from the following:
ED 554Educational Technology

3

EN 571Technology for Literature and Writing

3

IT 530Computer Security

3

IT 537Computer Forensics and Incident Response

3

IT 546Principles of Data Science

3

IT 565Creating and Managing User Interfaces

3

IT 630Information Technology Practicum

3

IT 670Computer Network Defense

3