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Educational Technology Leadership Career Overview

With the high demand for incorporating technology into our classrooms, it's not surprising that careers in educational technology are growing. According to the Department of Education, at least $900 million has been set aside in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for initiatives that can lead to more educational technology careers.1 By earning an Educational Technology Leadership Graduate Certificate, you could position yourself to take advantage of the increasing demand for professionals who are skilled in assessing and implementing technology in education.

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Professional Responsibilities

 

When you earn an Educational Technology Leadership Graduate Certificate, you can be prepared to be at the forefront of implementing technology in the K-12 education sector. Your professional responsibilities could include:

  • Educating and training individuals and groups in the principles and methods of curriculum and training design
  • Applying various software to lesson plans to promote inquiry and problem solving in the classroom
  • Assessing cost-benefits for technology related to management and instruction
  • Managing and coordinating people and resources to strategically enhance program applications
  • Monitoring technology for performance and satisfaction in diverse learning environments

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Career Options

 

DeVry University graduates with this graduate certificate could be prepared for careers in educational technology such as:

  • Educational Consultants, who develop instructional material, coordinate educational content and incorporate current technology to provide guidelines for developing curricula and conducting courses to educators and instructors.
  • Instructional Coordinators, who develop curricula, select textbooks and other materials, train teachers and assess educational programs for quality and adherence to regulations and standards. They assist in implementing and monitoring new technology and might recommend educational software to enhance student skills.
  • Distance Education Program Directors, who identify potential markets for distance education programs and develop instructional strategies, courses and information delivery systems. They manage financial requirements, evaluate results and direct staff.

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1The Department of Education: "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Saving and Creating Jobs and Reforming Education," March 7, 2009, (Educational Technology State Grants and Statewide Data Systems) www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/implementation.html