Technology Leadership in Education

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Those interested in taking a more significant role as a technology leader will find this certificate is ideal. Today, technology plays an increasingly important role at all levels of education, and especially in the K-12 classroom.

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About the Program

  • Complete in as few as 6 months
  • 9 graduate core credit hours
  • $589.43 per credit hour

This 9-graduate credit Technology Leadership in Education certificate is geared toward providing skills and knowledge needed to be an effective leader in technology. Principals, superintendents and technology leaders currently in roles as administrators as well as teachers who seek to take more of a leadership role in their district will benefit from this certificate.

Technology is playing a ubiquitous role in the lives of students and schools are increasingly expecting technology integration in the classroom. Campuses and school districts are seeking to apply programs such as 1-to-1 computing with each student having access to iPads or tablets, Bring Your Own Device initiatives, and flipped classroom learning.

As educators move toward the demands of the more technology enhanced classroom, technology leaders are increasingly required to make high stakes decisions about hardware, software and programs at the campus and district level. Yet, many administrators have not been exposed to pedagogy of technology enhanced student-centered classrooms and do not feel prepared to model and lead in the technology integrated environment. This Technology Leadership in Education Certificate will serve to fill the gap that has occurred from the high-demand for more effective technology integrated learning.


Core Course (3 Semester Credit Hours)
EDTC 6340 Application of Advanced Technologies in the PK-12 Classroom
EDTC 6341 Student-Centered Learning Using Technology
EDTC 6342 Technology Leadership

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has specific deadline requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.


Fall Spring
Domestic April 15 October 1
International April 15 October 1

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Tuition and Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Tuition Breakdown

  • $5,304.87* Total program cost
  • $589.43 Per credit hour
  • $1,254.29 Per 3-credit course

*Tuition and fee rates shown above are proposed rates for the 2015-2016 academic year. We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change. Approved tuition and fee rates for UTRGV should be available prior to the fee payment deadline.

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Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability.

Additional Fees

  • Application Fee: $50
  • Graduation Fee: $32

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If you have questions about how to apply to UTRGV, call us at 956-665-3661 or 956-882-6552 or email

Admissions Criteria

To participate in this graduate-level certificate program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or over 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • Applicants whose undergraduate GPA in the last 60 credit hours is less than 3.0 must submit official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores above 150 Verbal, 141 Quantitative, and 4.0 Analytical
  • Online Application
    Submit your application and one-time $50 application fee online.
  • Official Transcript
    Submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities.

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Program Contact

Program Director: Dr. Joseph Corbeil
Phone: (956) 882-7540