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  Sep 20, 2017
 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

Game-Based Teaching with Technology (Graduate Certificate)


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While this five-course online graduate certificate is geared towards Pre-K-12 teachers who want an additional Massachusetts license in instructional technology, anyone who works in a learning setting and wants to expand their pedagogy by converting their curriculum into a curricular game and meets the program requirements is welcome in the program.

Licensure
The six coverage areas required by DESE for an additional license in instructional technology are embedded into the coursework. Students who already have an initial license in Massachusetts in another subject area can apply directly to DESE for an additional license in instructional technology after earning the certificate. Because instructional technology is a license for all grade levels, if a student did not take a course that covers K-12 development previously, an additional class,

 , can be taken to satisfy that requirement for the additional license.

Requirements


All coursework is online, however, students may seek additional face-to-face support with the instructor and/or with peers.

Admission Requirements


While technology skills will be learned in the program, no prior technological experience is required. However, applicants are expected to be teaching in a learning setting where they can implement their curricular game. In addition, applicants are expected to meet the admissions requirements of the university for graduate work such as having a minimum undergrad 3.0 GPA and to submit the required application materials (undergraduate transcript, résumé, statement of purpose, at least two letters of recommendation). The statement of purpose should describe the applicant’s interest in the program. The letters of recommendation should speak to the applicant’s teaching abilities. At least one should be from a supervisor and at least one should be from a student of the applicant.

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