Leadership in Educational Technology Certificate Online

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Leadership in Educational Technology Certificate

Drive technology innovation across the entire student experience.

The expansion of classroom devices, mobile education apps, and other tools has infused technology into every aspect of a student’s education. To ensure that new advances are used effectively and responsibly, today’s education leaders need a digital-first mindset coupled with management expertise. In this fully online leadership in educational technology certificate program, you’ll learn how to establish supportive learning environments, empower other teachers to champion 21st-century learning experiences, and manage an integrated technology ecosystem.

Pursue an online educational technology leadership certificate that can advance your career and also ladders directly into a master of arts in educational technology.

Completion: 8 months

Schedule: Full Time | Part Time

Start Dates: Fall (September) | Spring (January) | Summer (May) 

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Formal training that prepares you for becoming a certified education technology leader.


Refine needed competencies to support modern learning.

Review current research on learning technologies, and learn to critically evaluate digital tools that can support an effective learning environment. Students have opportunities to connect with working educational technology leadership professionals to gain firsthand insight. This program also prepares students to pass the Consortium for School Networking (COSN) exam to become a certified education technology leader

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Positions that candidates with a graduate certificate in educational technology leadership can pursue include:

  • Educational technology director
  • Instructional designer
  • Curriculum developer
  • Educational technology consultant

Courses (12 total credits)

  • Technology and Transformational Culture
  • Survey of Innovation Technology
  • Leading and Supporting Educational Technology in K-12 Schools
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The School of Education and Human Development is accredited by CAEP.

Seize the opportunity to receive specialized training by earning a graduate certificate in educational technology leadership.


Experiential learning to enhance your abilities as a technology leader.

While completing this graduate certificate in educational technology leadership, students are able to pursue a tailored, hands-on experience that focuses on topics most aligned with their professional goals. You also have the opportunity to connect with a technology administrator or director who can provide knowledge and guidance that helps prepare you for your future educational technology leadership career.

Seamlessly progress toward a master’s degree.

In addition to providing you with practical competencies that can help you advance professionally, Fairfield’s leadership in educational technology certificate is also a stepping stone to a master’s degree. Students who complete the certificate program can apply all 12 credits toward their master of arts in educational technology — there’s no need to repeat any coursework.

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Faculty & Academic Approach

Taught by experts in educational technology leadership.

Our faculty are well versed in developing and implementing strategies that ensure successful technology integration in a variety of teaching environments. The curriculum is also informed by an advisory board to ensure students receive the career-relevant education they need when earning this graduate certificate in educational technology leadership.

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Joshua C. Elliott

Joshua C. Elliott

Dr. Elliott is a Google and Apple teacher and ISTE-certified educator who has contributed to several industry publications. He frequently runs professional development workshops on strategies for effective technology integration.

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Admissions & Aid

Guidance as you pursue your educational technology leadership certificate.

From your first admission conversation to program completion, you’ll find support at every turn. The Fairfield University student support network is dedicated to meeting your needs and offering personal, academic, and financial guidance as you complete your leadership in educational technology certificate.

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Admission requirements 

The educational technology leadership certificate program at Fairfield University is open to students with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. A GPA of 2.67 or above is preferred.

  • A completed online application.
  • A non-refundable $65 application fee paid by credit card. (Application fee is waived for current Fairfield students and individuals who attends an information session.)
  • A professional resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and education history (submit online).
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

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