In partnership with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, this graduate certificate meets the North Dakota State Computer Science and Cybersecurity Credentials requirements, Level 1.

Mayville State University is pleased to offer a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology Applications. This 15-credit graduate certificate prepares educators with advanced study in using and applying computer and digital technologies in the K-12 setting. Educators in this program develop the knowledge and skills needed to apply robotics, artificial intelligence, gaming, cybersecurity, computational thinking, and coding in the traditional, blended, and online classroom. In partnership with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, this graduate certificate meets the North Dakota State Computer Science and Cybersecurity Credentials requirements, Level 1.

The courses are designed for online, asynchronous learning with course offerings each Fall, Spring, and Summer. Course titles include Introduction to Blended Learning, Learning Management, Student Information Systems and Online Curriculum, Online K-12 Instructional Methodology, Topics and trends in Education, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, and Developing Computational Thinking and Coding in the K-12 Classroom.

This certificate includes the courses leading to the Level 1 Cybersecurity Credential through North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. 

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  • EDUC 502: Introduction to Blended Learning (2 credits)

This course is designed to provide teaching professionals and pre-professionals with an introduction to blended learning, and the skills they will need to create a hybrid learning environment in their current or future classrooms. Students will utilize face-to-face instructional strategies and combine them with digital and project-based learning strategies. Participants will discover the benefits of facilitating learning through a constructivist approach to classroom instruction and will have an opportunity to compare this methodology to the more well-known instructivist model. Face-to-face sessions will occur via electronic medium and participants will be required to model, provide evidence (record, demonstrate, etc.) the development of a blended learning environment and to demonstrate their 21st Century teaching skills.

  • EDUC 503: Online K-12 Instructional Methodology (3 credits)

This course introduces K-12 online instruction to allow learners to acquire the perspective of both K-12 students and instructors in an online environment. Learners will use tools and resources to explore the critical components of being an effective online instructor. This course includes a focus on ethical issues and practices for online teaching and learning using the ND approved Code of Ethics in addition to areas such as online security, instructional feedback, and brain-based learning.

  • EDUC 504: Learning Management, Student Information Systems, and Online Curriculum (2 credits)

In this course, students will evaluate Learning Management Systems (LMS's) and Student Information Systems (SIS's). Students will learn to use functions of an LMS to create an engaging course that is adaptive and responsive for K-12 learners. Students will understand basic construction of an online course designed for grades K-12 and evaluate online course content and navigation, quality, levels of student engagement, and use of social or group activities. Students will create a module in an LMS and design their own course.

  • EDUC 521: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (3 credits)

This course provides students with a foundation in the essential components of robotics and artificial intelligence. Students will learn the evolution of robotics and AI integration in K-12 schools and how robotics and gaming are utilized as effective collaborative instructional strategies to support college and career readiness.

  • EDUC 525: Developing Computational Thinking and Coding in the K12 Classroom (3 credits)

This course includes an introduction to computational thinking and a broad definition of each concept (decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction, and algorithms) in the k-12 classroom. Students will work through a series of real-world cases that illustrate how computational thinking and coding are used to solve complex problems. This course touches on the basics of various programming languages.

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To enroll in graduate courses or programs at Mayville State University, you must have a bachelor's degree and be admitted to MSU as a graduate student.

Apply. To apply for graduate admission, complete the online Graduate Application for Admission, submit a non-refundable $35.00 application fee, and send an official transcript with your bachelor's degree awarded date to the Office of Admissions. 

Transcripts. Direct transcripts to Admissions Office, Mayville State University, 330 Third Street NE, Mayville, ND  58257.

Questions. For assistance with admissions and enrollment processes, call 701-788-4635.

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Graduate credit charges are $458.62 per semester credit (subject to change) and payable to the MSU Business Office by the third week of the semester. Contact the Mayville State Business Office at 701-788-4757 for more information on payment plans and other payment options. Federal financial aid is not available for this certificate program.

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Please contact Teresa Agnes in the Division of Education for further information or to ask program admissions questions:, 701-788-4710.  

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