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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.

This 9-graduate credit online Technology Leadership in Education certificate, offered by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), 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 an 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.

The Technology Leadership in Education certificate will prepare candidates to:

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

Students will receive a graduate certificate upon successfully completing this specialization. The Technology Leadership in Education certificate is 100% online and can be integrated into your Master of Education in Educational Technology degree. 

Refer to UTRGV's Technology Leadership in Education program website for details regarding coursework.

Many Technology Leadership in Education Certificate program courses are open to cross-campus enrollment. Check with your academic advisor prior to registering for any of these courses to ensure they apply toward your degree program.

To view Technology Leadership in Education Certificate program courses currently open for cross-campus enrollment, go the Student Portal Course Schedule and select Educational Technology (MEd) from the Finish@UT Program menu, or search for a specific course name/number. UTRGV students should refer to the UTRGV Course Schedule and register directly through your home campus.


Getting Started

To participate in this program, students must apply and be admitted to UTRGV. Application deadlines, requirements and more can be found on the Technology Leadership in Education Certificate program website.

Refer to the Student Support section of our website for additional information on cross-campus enrollment, course access and campus contacts.


Institution and Advisor

UT Rio Grande Valley

Credential Awarded: Technology Leadership in Education Certificate


Program Advisor:

Dr. Rene Corbeil, Associate Professor and Program Director
(956) 882-7540 |