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This online certificate prepares teachers at all levels to use technology to enhance their teaching methodologies and reach the next generation of learners, who expect to learn using technology. The program consits of 12 credit hours, all of which are offered online.  All courses are offered in a convenenient online format and will transfer into our Online Master of Arts Degree in Curriclum and Instruction.

Participants will have the opporunity to learn:

  • Lesson Planning
  • How to evaluate web-based educational resources
  • How to incorporate the internet into the K-12 curriculum
  • How to design lessons involving web-based resources
  • How to develop interactive multimedia lessons

Required Coursework to Complete IT Certificate

CURR 5170-3 Introduction to Technology Education
CURR 5171-3 K-12 Web-Based Educational Resources
CURR 5172-3 Multimedia Development for K-12 Educators
CURR 5120-3 Instructional Technology Project

IT Certificate Admissions Checklist

Complete the electronic online application for the Graduate School:

Obtain three letters of reference

Submit one transcript from all institutions of higher education previously attended

Prepare a career goal statement (see department specific requirements)

Current résumé

Complete a background check or provide an unofficial copy of teaching licensure

Interview with department faculty member

Once application materials are in, you will need to interview with a faculty advisor for the program.

**If you have questions about the program before or during the Admissions process, or would like more programmatic information, call 719-255-4996 or

*Additional items of note for International applicants:

      • All transcripts must be evaluated and translated into English through an authorized Credential Service (for example: World Education Services, Wes)
      • English Proficiency must demonstrated through providing evidence of an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, a TOEFL score of 550‐(paper‐based) or 90‐(internet‐based) or an ACT/COMPASS® English score of 270 or above (the ACT/COMPASS® may be taken through the UCCS Office of International Affairs). Please contact the UCCS Office of International Affairs at: or call: 1‐719-255‐7218 to make arrangements to take the ACT/COMPASS® at UCCS.

General Background Check for Admission

All College of Education applicants must complete a general background check as part of the admissions requirements:

1) Go to website:

2) Click on “Individuals”

3) Pay $6.85

4) Print a copy of the background check and return it to the College of Education Student Resource Office as part of admissions materials (current CO School or agency employees who have already completed a background check for employment may provide a copy of their CO license or background check results).