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Certificate in Education Technology Across the Curriculum (CETAC)

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The Graduate Certificate in Education Technology Across the Curriculum allows students to develop skills and obtain documentation that will help them obtain positions across disciplines that require knowledge of and experience with education technology around the world. The coursework comprises 15 semester hours that address International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards and disciplinary standards, and it focuses on developing knowledge and skills for working with diverse students and communities. The required coursework emphasizes research, theoretical, and practical issues concerning effective uses and affordances of technologies and the implementation of appropriate classroom teaching techniques.

Required Coursework (9 credits)

TCH_LRN 518 Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum
TCH_LRN 516Advanced Study in Computer-Assisted Language Learning
TCH_LRN 519Instructional Media Production 1

Elective Coursework (6 credits)

TCH_LRN 570Theory and Research in Digital Literacies
TCH_LRN 573Theory and Research in Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Spec_Ed 595Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology
TCH_LRN 517Coding for Teachers


The certificate is open to WSU students in an MA, EdM, PhD or endorsement program.  A 3.0 minimum GPA is required for individuals enrolled in the certificate program. To qualify for the graduate certificate a prospective student must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary institution and meet all prerequisite coursework requirements or demonstrate equivalent knowledge before enrolling in any courses requiring prerequisites.

Student who wish to obtain a Graduate School certificate must:

  1. Be admitted to a WSU Endorsement Program or a M.A., Ed.M. or a Ph.D. degree at WSU.
  2. Be enrolled the term they want the certificate to be granted.
  3. Submit the completed certificate application form to the  COE Office of Graduate Studies before the first deadline for applying for a degree as posted in the Graduate School deadlines & procedures (Spring terms – first Friday of March; Summer – first Friday of June; and Fall terms – first Friday of October).
  4. Students seeking substitutions for the above coursework must request a memo of exception; certificates are not degree programs and substitutions are generally not allowed.  If an exception is approved by the program, a memo will need to be written and submitted with the certificate form before the deadline. Memos may be rejected by the Graduate School.
  • Other equivalent graduate work taken at WSU (e.g. Tch_Lrn, DTC, English, DFLC, CS) that meet the goals of the program as described above may possibly qualify as an elective for this certificate but must support the goals of the certificate and be approved by the certificate committee or LLT program coordinator. The student must supply a completed Graduate School Certificate Application and a complete syllabus for the proposed course substitution no less than one month prior to the certificate deadline found on the Graduate School forms page.
  • This certificate may include three (3) semester units (1 course) of transfer credits for graduate coursework taken at another university; the course must be comparable in scope and goals to one of the certificate electives. The proposed transfer coursework must be less than six (6) years old and have a “B” or higher grade. A completed Graduate School Certificate Application, course description, syllabus, and transcript are required for transfer credit coursework and must be submitted to the certificate committee or LLT program coordinator no later than one month prior to the certificate deadline found on the Graduate School forms page.