The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Technology Leadership in Education Certificate - Accelerated Online Program

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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.

Upon completion of the program, students will have mastered the following skills, both systematically and systemically:

  • Provide instructional leadership in technology integrated curriculum
  • Develop student centered, technology-enriched instruction
  • Use new and innovative technologies
  • Understand technology funding issues and how to obtain needed funding
  • Evaluate technology integration and mentor teachers to effectively use technology

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the technology leadership graduate certificate, prospective candidates must meet all requirements for graduate admission to UT Rio Grande Valley, in addition to the requirements below:

  1. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a similar or related field.
  2. Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester credit hours. If applicant does not meet the minimum undergraduate GPA criterion of 3.0, GRE general test with minimum scores of 150 Verbal, 141 Quantitative, and 4.0 Analytical are required for conditional admission.

Application for admission must be submitted prior to the published deadline. The application is available at

Program Requirements

Required Courses - 9 Hours

EDTC 6340Integration of Advanced Technologies in Education and Training


EDTC 6341Student-Centered Learning Using Technology


EDTC 6342Technology Leadership


Total Credit Hours: 9

The first course will prepare educator leaders for the role that modern technology, including a variety of social media, is playing in the classroom. The second course will explore student-centered, problem-based learning, gaming in the classroom, online learning and the pedagogy of flipped classroom learning. The final course will address evaluation of the technology integrated classroom, securing funding for technology, and mentoring educators.

This program is delivered completely online through a course management system in conjunction with a conference management system. The program does not accept any transferred course internally or externally.