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Graduate Certificate in Digital Pedagogy and New Literacies

School of Education & Human Development

Overview

Degree: Graduate Certificate

Classroom Type: Fully Online

CU Denver’s Digital Pedagogy and New Literacies certificate equips individuals with the tools to provide an equitable, engaging, and meaningful digital education experience. It fosters dynamic, inquisitive, and forward-thinking educators capable of identifying and solving the challenges facing digital education today.

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Program Details

Interest Categories: Education & Counseling Science & Technology

Campus: Online

CU Denver’s Digital Pedagogy and New Literacies certificate is designed for professional-learning providers in a school or university setting (K-16). This certificate equips individuals with the tools needed to provide an equitable, engaging, and meaningful digital education experience. It fosters dynamic, inquisitive, and forward-thinking educators capable of identifying and solving the challenges facing digital education today, including issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, anti- racism, and the development of more student-centered design and instructional approaches.

In this certificate program you will:

  • Become competent, creative, and confident in the use of various digital media and technology in support of learning, collaboration, and communication.
  • Understand concepts and methodologies associated with new media, such as social and collaborative annotation, open educational resources, implicit/coded bias, critical digital pedagogy, etc.
  • Design learning opportunities, experiences, and programs, making best use of resources and engaging the full range of learner needs and strengths.
  • Identify your core values and develop a vision for your practice, career, or field.
  • Reflect on the qualities of educational leadership and actively seek to infuse those qualities in your work.
  • Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.
  • Encourage dialogues among students and educators that heighten awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and that expose the hidden and visible ways technologies and institutions perpetuate marginalization.

Courses

You will complete the following courses:

  • INTE 5360 Critical Digital Pedagogy (3 credits)
  • INTE 5300 Critical Digital Literacies (3 credits)
  • Choose one:
    • INTE 5340 Learning with Digital Stories (3 credits)
    • INTE 5670 Crafting Synchronous Learning (3 credits)
    • INTE 5000 Maker Studio (3 credits)
  • Choose one:
    • INTE 6840 Certificate-based Practicum (3 credits)
    • INTE 6720 Research in Learning Design & Technology (3 credits)
    • INTE 6930 Student Agency / Internship

Through these courses you will have the opportunity to imagine your own outcomes according to your desired career paths and/or your areas of work or research. By following a curriculum plan that moves from foundations to application to practicum, you will invest in a specific, personalized outcome which you can trace from the start of their study to its end. To facilitate this, you’ll:

  1. Initiate your study with foundations in critical digital pedagogy and literacies.
  2. Collaborate with your faculty mentor/advisor to establish a goal for your culminating work.
  3. Continue your study with the appropriate application course.
  4. Culminate the work of the certificate by completing a practicum project, which will be reviewed by your faculty mentor as well as the instructor for your practicum course.

Sample Courses

  • INTE 5360 - Critical Digital Pedagogy3 credits
  • INTE 5300 - Critical Digital Literacies3 credits
  • INTE 5340 - Learning with Digital Stories3 credits
  • INTE 5670 - Crafting Synchronous Learning3 credits
Course Catalog

Recommended Completion Time:1 year

Required Credits for Completion:12

Admission Requirements


Effective Fall 2022, the Learning Design & Technology certificate programs will require a written letter of intent as part of the application process.

Written Statement: Describe your interest in the program, your special strengths, and the goals you hope to achieve through your work in the program.

Current grad students should reach out to their academic advisor if they want to add a certificate to their current program. Once they have spoken with their advisor, they can register for certificate courses.

How to Apply

Please complete the Graduate Non-Degree Admissions application to apply for this certificate program. Complete the application sections in order for the best experience.

  1. Fill in your Personal Information before continuing to the "Academic Interest" section
  2. Select the Certificate button
  3. Select either the On-Campus or Online certificate option. Please note that not all programs are offered as both on-campus and online
  4. Choose a certificate under the Certificate drop down menu
  5. Select the Term you wish to enroll and then continue the rest of the application as instructed