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Please note: This program is only available to individuals residing within the state of Alaska.

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology develops the skills and abilities to design and create effective instructional experiences in a digital age environment. The program is delivered in a 100% online asynchronous format so that participants may complete the degree requirements while working full time. Graduates of this program are prepared to lead transformational change in educational environments. Emphasis is placed on creating high quality technology-enhanced teaching and training environments by developing characteristics of: 

  • Visionary Leadership
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • Digital-age Learning Environments
  • Professional Development and Program Development
  • Digital Citizenship

Endorsement in Distance Teaching and E-Learning

In order to help meet Alaska’s K-12 schools need for teachers who are proficient in distance delivery and E-learning, the University of Alaska Southeast’s School of Education offers a program and coursework leading to an endorsement in Distance Teaching and E-Learning.  We provide opportunities for educators to develop advanced competencies in designing, delivering and managing effective online instruction for virtual school contexts. The proposal is for an 18 credit program leading to advanced knowledge and skills that will help educators meet Alaska’s demand for distance delivered e-learning options.  

  • 6 credits (maximum) of professional development credits directly related to content, instructional design or educational technology.  Professional development courses must be approved by the UAS faculty advisor and Dean of the School of Education to be counted toward the endorsement. Appropriate courses would include content area courses and technology courses. 
  • EDET 628 Technology in Instructional Design (3 credits) – The focus of this course is to build on basic computing skills and their use within current educational practice of meaningful integration of technology into the classroom environment.  Students will create a standards-based instruction unit modeling appropriate uses of technology to support learning, develop a variety of techniques to use technology to assess student learning of subject matter, and research best practices related to applying appropriate technology resources to enable and empower learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics and abilities.
  • EDET 637 Differentiating Instruction Through Technology (3 credits) – Focuses on the use of technology as a tool to gauge and facilitate the needs and interests of diverse learners in the classroom. 
  • EDET 674 Virtual Teaching and Learning (3 credits) – Design and implementation of effective online environments and the integration of digital technology into classroom and professional practice.  Students will develop their content knowledge in digital technologies for online communication and professional development.  They will organize and manage digital information, prepare and conduct lessons for online consumption, and evaluate the effectiveness of these lessons. Prerequisite: EDET 628 or instructor permission.
  • EDET 694 Practicum in Virtual Teaching and Learning (3 credits)


  • Lee Graham
  • Associate Professor of Education
  • Phone: 796-6047

  • Delores Graver
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Phone: 796-6424

Degree Requirements

Please refer to the academic catalog for a complete list of course requirements.

Application Process

Graduate Certificate Program - Educational Technology 

By completing the UAS Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology, you qualify for the UAS Institutional Recommendation to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development's Endorsement in Educational Technology.  You may apply for this program at any point in your coursework, but you must apply with UAS before applying to EED for your endorsement.

Do not hesitate to contact the Student Services Assistant with any questions about application materials or the application process. The following items are necessary for a complete application:

  1. A completed graduate application and $60 processing fee.
  2. Official academic transcript indicating baccalaureate degree and a GPA of 3.0.
    • Transcripts from UAA, UAF, or UAS are not required to be submitted.
  3. Two (2) general recommendations written by former or current professors, employers, or supervisors who are familiar with your work and performance. Each recommendation must be submitted using the Letter of Recommendation for Graduate Programs form.
  4. Statement of Professional Objectives - Instructions here.
  5. A current Alaskan teaching certificate.

Send all these items to:

Attn: Deema Ferguson
UAS Admissions
11066 Auke Lake Way

Juneau, AK 99801

Fax: 907-796-6002



All education programs through the School of Education at University of Alaska Southeast are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, a performance-based teacher accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education recognized by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


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