Technology Leadership in Education (Certificate)

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The 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.

  • Admission Requirements

    Step #1: Submit a UTRGV Graduate Application at The university application fee of $50 ($100 for International Applicants) can be paid online by credit card or electronic check (in the online application). All application fees are nonrefundable.

    Step #2: Request your official transcripts to be sent electronically to or mailed to:

    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    The Graduate College
    Marialice Shary Shivers Bldg. 1.158
    1201 W. University Drive
    Edinburg, TX 78539-2999

    *Please Note: If you are a graduate of UTPA, UTB/TSC, or UTRGV you do not need to request an official transcript to be sent to the Graduate College.

    Review and submit all Program Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a similar or related field.
    • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. If the applicant does not meet the minimum undergraduate GPA requirement of 3.0, GRE scores on the general test of 150 Verbal, 141 Quantitative, and 4.0 Analytical must be submitted. GRE test score is valid for 5 years.
    • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).

    Students whose native  language is not English  or  who studied at a University outside the U.S.:

    • TOEFL or IELTS Language Proficiency Test with minimum scores: 550 on paper-based, 213 on computer based, or 79 on Internet-based for the TOEFL; 6.5 for the IELTS. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for 2 years. For additional information, visit the English Proficiency Exam section of our website.
    • Certified English translation of educational records.

    Students in fully online programs are not eligible for I-20 or student visas.

  • Program Contact

    Program Coordinator: Dr. Rene Corbeil

    Phone: (956)882-7540

    Office: Brownsville Campus, MAIN 1318

  • Deadlines


    Applications will be accepted year round and prospective students are encouraged to apply at least 2 months before classes start to ensure a timely application review.  Applying early will also give prospective students the best opportunity to be considered for scholarships and other possible funding opportunities.


    • This program only admits applicants during Fall and Spring semesters.
    • Students admitted only to a Certificate Program are not eligible to obtain a Student Visa from UTRGV.

    Spring 2019 Deadline: January 4th

  • Course Requirements

    Required Courses 9
    EDTC 6340: Integration of Advanced Technologies in Education and Training 3
    EDTC 6341: Student‐Centered Learning Using Technology 3
    EDTC 6342: Technology Leadership 3
    Total hours required for certificate: 9

    Course Descriptions

    EDTC 6340: Integration of Advanced Technologies in Education and Training               [3‐0]

    This course emphasizes the use of current technologies for teachers/trainers including effective integration of: multimedia, web‐based and Web 2.0 applications, and social media as reflected in scientifically‐based research of instructional technology in online learning environments.

    EDTC 6341: Student‐Centered Learning Using Technology              [3‐0]

    This course provides the teacher/trainer with the skills and conceptual knowledge for instructional design and development of student‐centered learning activities in learning environments. The course also addresses critical issues in the instructional design and development process, including effective modifications of instruction that uses advanced technologies for special needs students, and mentoring other faculty members.

    EDTC 6342: Technology Leadership              [3‐0]

    Techniques, strategies, resources, and tools for designing, developing, implementing and evaluating critical aspects of leadership in instructional technology issues will be addressed.

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