Academic Catalog

Learning in New Media Classrooms

Program Description

The Learning in New Media Classrooms (LINC) program offers five Certificates of Achievement.

The Certificate of Achievement in Education Technology Specialist is designed for students working in or planning for a career in K-12 education, extracurricular programs, or technology training in for-profit and nonprofit organizations, with a special focus on new and pre-service K-12 educators. The program provides 12 units of Instructional Design and Technology coursework to support the integration of technology throughout a specified educational program in a culturally responsive manner. Students will learn to apply educational best practices to developing instructional materials, creating multimedia resources, and facilitating projects and activities with current technology tools and applications. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to use technology to increase student achievement at all levels, as well as support technology initiatives within their organizations.

The Certificate of Achievement in Emerging Educational Technology Leadership is designed for students working in or planning for a leadership-focused career in K-12 education, extracurricular programs, or edtech development in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Prerequisite skills in instructional design and use of common educational technologies are highly encouraged, but not required. Notably, this program is intended to assist educators and trainers in becoming leaders in their fields while remaining in their instructional spaces. The program seeks to provide an alternate pathway to teacher leadership besides administration. Students will complete 18 units of coursework in Instructional Design and Technology, with coursework specifically focusing on emerging technology trends, integration of edtech into curricular activities, evaluation of instructional programs, and data analysis tools. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to develop and support new education technology initiatives in schools, districts, counties, and communities, as well as lead other educators in the implementation of these initiatives.

The Certificate of Achievement in Makerspace Coordinator is designed for people who are seeking employment in fabrication laboratories and makerspaces within community centers, libraries, and education. The program provides 18 units of instruction and support for building models and prototypes, strategies to spark innovation and invention, and creative problem-solving and collaboration. The program includes application and strategies with the foundational concepts and processes for fabrication and design, including the familiarization and use of makerspace and fabrication laboratory tools.

The Certificate of Achievement in Online and Blended Instruction is designed for students working in or planning for a career in online human resource training and development or education; in-service and pre-service teachers; educators at any level; and those working as trainers for any market sector. The program provides 15 units of instruction and support for developing online courses in learning management systems, designing and assessing meaningful learning objectives, monitoring student progress and engagement, building virtual communities that embrace diversity, developing learning materials that are accessible to diverse audiences, developing activities to promote engagement, and creating interactive multimedia to support learning. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to develop and successfully facilitate courses, workshops, and trainings in an online or blended environment.

The Certificate of Achievement in STEAM Instructional Leadership is designed for students working in or planning for a career in K-12 education, extracurricular programs, or STEAM outreach in for-profit and non-profit organizations. The program provides 12 units of instruction and support for the integration of STEAM throughout curriculum in a culturally responsive manner. Courses will focus on technology integration into STEAM lessons, evaluating instructional programs, and data analysis tools. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to develop and support STEAM initiatives in their districts, schools, counties, and communities, as well as provide relevant workshops and courses in STEAM instruction.

Learn more about the program on the Krause Center for Innovation website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Certificate of Achievement in Education Technology Specialist:

  • Students will be able to identify effective education technology for schools and districts.
  • Students will be able to develop instructional materials that incorporate education technology.
  • Students will be able to apply education technology to project-based learning.
  • Students will be able to create multimedia projects that integrate cloud-based publishing tools.
  • Students will be able to use online collaboration tools to enhance instruction and communication.
  • Students will be able to integrate technology into a standards-based curriculum.
  • Students will be able to facilitate interactions and collaboration to build a community that fosters active learning.
  • Students will be able to curate and create instructional materials, tools, strategies, and resources to engage all learners and ensure achievement goals.
  • Students will be able to use culturally responsive practices when integrating education technology into their lessons.

Certificate of Achievement in Emerging Educational Technology Leadership:

  • Students will be able to identify effective education technology for schools and districts based on research in emerging trends and applications.
  • Students will be able to develop and share instructional materials that incorporate emerging education technologies.
  • Students will be able to apply education technology trends, tools, and strategies to research-based pedagogies, such as project-based learning.
  • Students will be able to create interactive multimedia projects that integrate emerging technologies.
  • Students will be able to use online collaboration tools to enhance instruction and communication, and promote equitable learning environments.
  • Students will be able to integrate emerging technologies into a standards-based curriculum.
  • Students will be able to curate and create instructional materials, tools, strategies, and resources to engage all learners and ensure achievement goals.
  • Students will be able to use culturally responsive practices when integrating education technology into their lessons.
  • Students will be able to create training materials and deliver professional training to peers while demonstrating best practices using education technology.
  • Students will be able to plan, facilitate, and assess a project involving emerging educational technology trends in a school, district, and/or educational organization.
  • Students will be able to identify the positive and negative use cases of individual educational technology, and critically analyze current education technology trends.
  • Students will be able to facilitate large group professional development around the best practices of educational technology.

Certificate of Achievement in Makerspace Coordinator:

  • Students will have acquired the necessary basic skills to create and manage a makerspace or fabrication lab in schools, community centers, and library environments.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate critical thinking and problem-solving skills, creative skills, and collaborative and teamwork skills to provide assistance in a maker or fabrication environment.

Certificate of Achievement in Online and Blended Instruction:

  • Students will be able to demonstrate professional responsibilities in keeping with the best practices of online instruction.
  • Students will be able to support learning and facilitate presence (teacher, social, and learner) with digital pedagogy.
  • Students will be able to facilitate interactions and collaboration to build a supportive online community that fosters active learning.
  • Students will be able to promote learner success through interactions with learners and other stakeholders and by facilitating meaningful learner engagement in learning activities.
  • Students will be able to model, guide, and encourage legal, ethical, and safe behavior related to technology use.
  • Students will be able to personalize instruction based on the learner's diverse academic, social, and emotional needs.
  • Students will be able to create and/or implement assessments in online learning environments in ways that ensure the validity and reliability of the instruments and procedures.
  • Students will be able to measure learner progress through assessments, projects, and assignments that meet standards-based learning goals, and evaluate learner understanding of how these assessments measure achievement of the learning objectives.
  • Students will be able to curate and create instructional materials, tools, strategies, and resources to engage all learners and ensure achievement of academic goals.

Certificate of Achievement in STEAM Instructional Leadership:

  • Students will be able to integrate multiple STEAM disciplines into their curriculum.
  • Students will be able to teach STEAM using culturally responsive practices that will support a diverse body of teachers and students.
  • Students will be able to identify emerging STEAM fields that will influence instruction and workforce development.
  • Students will be able to facilitate professional development for their peers/staff to incorporate STEAM into all subject areas.
  • Students will be able to influence curriculum decisions around STEAM based on best practices and high content knowledge.
  • Students will be able to facilitate interactions and collaboration to build a community that fosters active learning.
  • Students will be able to identify technology that will facilitate the learning of STEAM in engaging and meaningful ways.
  • Students will be able to curate and create STEAM instructional materials, tools, strategies, and resources to engage all learners and ensure achievement of academic goals.

Career Opportunities

Certificate of Achievement in Makerspace Coordinator: Current libraries, community centers, and schools are in dire need of trained, qualified adults to supervise, maintain, and create makerspaces or fabrication laboratories to build 21st century skills of critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity and imagination, and collaboration and teamwork. This innovative program will allow schools to hire individuals as classified personnel to assist faculty with student learning and exploration in makerspaces. It also allows further training for teachers and non-traditional educators to build their skillset for giving students 21st century, future-ready skills.

Award Type(s)

  • CA = Certificate of Achievement

Units Required

  • Certificate(s): 12-18

Program Prerequisites

Basic skills using standard computer systems and internet-based technologies. Prerequisite skills in instructional design and use of common educational technologies are highly encouraged, but not required.

Certificate Requirements

Certificate of Achievement in Education Technology Specialist

  • Units: 12
LINC 50TECHNOLOGY IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM I1
LINC 82BDEVELOPING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS3
LINC 82CCREATING INTERACTIVE MEDIA FOR INSTRUCTION3
And five units from the following:5
TECHNOLOGY IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM II
INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO A STANDARDS-BASED CURRICULUM I
DESIGNING LEARNER-CENTERED INSTRUCTION
GLOBAL PROJECT-BASED LEARNING
CLOUD-BASED WORD PROCESSING TOOLS
CLOUD-BASED PUBLISHING TOOLS
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIES
MULTIMEDIA PROJECT PRODUCTION
MULTIMEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM I
MULTIMEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM II
USING DIGITAL IMAGES
ONLINE COLLABORATION TOOLS
Total Units12

Certificate of Achievement in Emerging Educational Technology Leadership

  • Units: 18
LINC 50TECHNOLOGY IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM I1
LINC 82BDEVELOPING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS3
LINC 82CCREATING INTERACTIVE MEDIA FOR INSTRUCTION3
LINC 83FINTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL VIDEO EDITING1
LINC 87SEMINAR IN TEACHING WITH EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY5
And five units from the following:5
TECHNOLOGY IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM II
INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO A STANDARDS-BASED CURRICULUM I
DESIGNING LEARNER-CENTERED INSTRUCTION
GLOBAL PROJECT-BASED LEARNING
CLOUD-BASED WORD PROCESSING TOOLS
CLOUD-BASED PUBLISHING TOOLS
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIES
MULTIMEDIA PROJECT PRODUCTION
MULTIMEDIA OVERVIEW
MULTIMEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM I
MULTIMEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM II
USING DIGITAL IMAGES
INTRODUCTION TO DESIGNING INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS
ONLINE COLLABORATION TOOLS
ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES FOR TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION
Total Units18

Certificate of Achievement in Makerspace Coordinator

  • Units: 18
LINC 77ADESIGN THINKING PROCESS2
LINC 77BDESIGN THINKING & TINKERING2
LINC 77DDESIGN THINKING CHALLENGES2
LINC 84FUNDAMENTALS OF MAKERSPACE DESIGN & INSTRUCTION3
LINC 84A3-D DESIGN CONCEPTS2
LINC 84DVECTOR-BASED GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR MAKERSPACES1
And six units from the following:6
INTEGRATING 21ST CENTURY SKILLS INTO INSTRUCTION
GAME-BASED LEARNING
DESIGN THINKING FOR TEACHERS
COMPUTATIONAL THINKING FOR EDUCATORS
BLOCK BASED CODING CONCEPTS
PROJECT BASED TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS
PHYSICAL COMPUTING FUNDAMENTALS
3-D DESIGN & FABRICATION
LASER CUTTER FUNDAMENTALS
VINYL CUTTER FUNDAMENTALS
OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES
Total Units18

Certificate of Achievement in Online and Blended Instruction

  • Units: 15
LINC 57AWELCOMING & ENGAGING STUDENTS IN THE ONLINE ENVIRONMENT3
LINC 75AINTRODUCTION TO INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY3
LINC 75CDESIGNING ONLINE INSTRUCTION3
LINC 93BASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY & UNIVERSAL ACCESS1
LINC 95CASSESSMENT STRATEGIES FOR TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION1
And four units from the following:4
CREATING COMMUNITY IN THE ONLINE ENVIRONMENT
GLOBAL PROJECT-BASED LEARNING
E-PORTFOLIOS
SEARCHING & RESEARCHING THE INTERNET
DESIGNING WEB-BASED LEARNING PROJECTS
WEB PAGE DESIGN OVERVIEW
MULTIMEDIA OVERVIEW
USING DIGITAL IMAGES
WEBINARS
ONLINE COLLABORATION TOOLS
TECHNOLOGY ETHICS & EDUCATIONAL LAW
TEACHING & LEARNING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Total Units15

Certificate of Achievement in STEAM Instructional Leadership

  • Units: 12 
LINC 53INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO MATHEMATICS1
LINC 63CLOUD-BASED DATA ANALYSIS TOOLS1
LINC 88INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER OPERATING SYSTEMS4
LINC 91AINTRODUCTION TO ASSESSING INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY3
And three units from the following:3
TECHNOLOGY IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM II
TECHNOLOGY IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM III
INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO MATHEMATICS GRADES 6-8
COMPUTATIONAL THINKING FOR EDUCATORS
MULTIMEDIA PROJECT PRODUCTION
EVALUATING TECHNOLOGY-BASED LEARNING OUTCOMES
EVALUATING INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS
HANDHELD DIGITAL MEDIA DEVICES I
TEACHING & LEARNING IN THE DIGITAL AGE I
TEACHING & LEARNING IN THE DIGITAL AGE II
Total Units12