Educational and Instructional Technology

Program details

Credits required: 18-21

Location Format   
Online Online

Industry highlights

Employment in education is expected to grow 15% through 2020.Bureau of Labor Statistics

Graduate Certificate (Cert)

Today's classrooms use the technology of tomorrow

Technology is rapidly becoming more and more important in schools today. The prevalence of computers and the array of tools they offer teachers can make them a powerful part of the curriculum. The key is using the technology in the right ways.

WMU offers an online graduate certificate in educational and instructional technology that aims to sharpen the skills of people who deal with technology in schools or for school districts. The program is also geared toward individuals with intermediate technology competencies who want to move into school or district technology roles. The courses are focused on the teaching, learning and organizational issues that promote the effective use of information technology in schools.

Why educational and instructional technology at Western Michigan University

This graduate certificate from WMU is completely offered online. Students in the program will learn the skills to be a flexible professional in an ever-changing job market. Through the program, students will:

  • Gain knowledge in the latest advancements in technology and educational applications.
  • Gain exposure to advanced topics in technology management issues related to education.
  • Develop or enhance knowledge to provide technological leadership in schools.

Who should apply

Anyone with a bachelor's degree and teaching certificate who wishes to pursue a career in both education and technology. The graduate certificate program is designed to expand skills and knowledge pertaining to technology leadership roles, specifically in the effective use of information and communications technology in schools.

Career opportunities

This graduate certificate allows students to earn specialized skills in educational and instructional technology. This certificate can enhance or begin a career in an educational and instructional technology setting.

Note: This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

Employer tuition reimbursement

If your employer has a tuition reimbursement program, find out about WMU’s deferment program for employer paid tuition.

"Best bang for the buck"

Washington Monthly placed WMU on a list of national universities that offer "the best bang for the buck." WMU came in at No. 50 based on the economic value students receive per dollar.