Digital Media and Learning Certificate

The COEPS Digital Media and Learning Certificate is an experience for COEPS students who seek to become resourceful, creative, and critical users of technology in their professional lives.  The certificate uses curricular and co-curricular activities to enhance knowledge, develop skills, and explore larger societal and philosophical issues tied to technologies.  Students become active participants with a voice in their own learning as they develop 21st century learning and innovation skills. 

Certificate Requirements
To complete the certificate in Digital Media and Learning, students must complete the five (5) steps outlined below:
1. Develop a personalized plan for meeting the program’s digital media and learning goals based on self-assessment and reflection in collaboration with the coordinator.
2. Attend four to five group meetings and/or program events of the Digital Media and Learning Certificate Program each semester to develop projects, share progress, and participate in a professional learning community.
3. Take nine (9) credits of technology-related coursework with a C or better from any combination of the following:
A. Complete approved courses:
DIGITAL TOOLS FOR LEARNING
B. Complete special course section designated with the “DML” emphasis. Examples of potential courses could include (and must be pre-approved by the Certificate Coordinator):
MIDDLE LEVEL STEM METHODS APPLYING MODELING INQUIRY & DESIGN
MIDDLE LEVEL STEM METHODS APPLYING MODELING INQUIRY & DESIGN
CURRICULUM/METHODS/MATERIALS FOR THOSE WITH MULTIPLE DISABILITIES
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION AND TEACHING
FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY (DV)(GI)
C. Fulfill a “DML-option” contract to have a “DML” emphasis added to any course through the completion of a relevant, individually designed project. The intent to design a project must be approved by the instructor. The project itself will be developed under the direction and supervision of the Certificate Coordinator.
D. Other courses containing significant technology and/or digital media components as approved by the Certificate Coordinator. Examples of these courses could include such courses as:
TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (GH)
TECHNOLOGY MUSIC EDUCATORS
TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS TEACHERS
INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR BUSINESS TEACHERS
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (GM)
INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING (GM)
BUSINESS WEB APPLICATION DESIGN
INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
4. Acquire 6 or more points through participation at technology-themed events either on or off-campus or other approved co-curricular activities. A list of potential activities with related point values will be provided on a semester basis.
5. Complete a final reflective capstone activity.
All work will be compiled in an ePortfolio and assessed by the certificate coordinator.