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Educational Computing

Advanced Graduate Certificate 

Educational computing is a diversified area of study which is concerned with the design, implementation and assessment of computer-based technologies to enhance education and training. The certificate program prepares current and prospective teachers to use advanced technologies in learning and teaching, and helps business and industrial trainers and educators to develop and teach computer applications, multimedia technologies, and computer-based documentation.   

Experts in educational computing can find employment with:

  • Schools and colleges that need highly-skilled faculty and administrators
  • State departments of education that seek curriculum developers and technology planners
  • Government and public service agencies that require trainers for skills development programs
  • High-tech manufacturers that hire experts to develop products for the education market
  • Publishing companies that need educational software developers for the mass market
  • Corporations that hire skilled professionals as instructors and designers of in-house training programs
  • Business and organizations, that are expanding their operations to embrace electronic commerce

This certificate is offered in collaboration with the University's Department of Technology and Society, part of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Courses from this program may also be used to fulfill requirements for the Master of Science degree in Technology Systems Management as well as for SPD's  Master of Arts in Liberal Studies.

Course of Study

This certificate program consists of 6 three-credit courses:

REQUIRED COURSES - 12 credits (4 courses)

EST 565 Foundations of Technology in Education 
EST 567 The Internet, Social Networking and Collaborative Environments 
EST 570 Educational Technology Lesson Development 
EST 571 Educational Technology Research Methodologies 

ELECTIVES - 6 credits (select 2 courses)

EST 520 Computer Applications and Problem Solving
EST 530 Electronic Commerce
EST 527 The Impact of Mobile Devices and Cloud Based Systems in Education
EST 528 Teaching with Interactive Whiteboards and Immersive Technologies
EST 563 Computer Literacy for Educators
EST 573 Design of Multimedia Courseware
EST 574 Distance Learning and Virtual Environments   
EST 585 Technology in Learning Systems
EST 590 Project Seminar in Educational Computing  
EST 591 Independent Study in Educational Computing  
EMP 509 Management Information Systems
EST 576 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Research and Education
EST 589 Technology-Enhanced Decision-Making
EST 596/CEY 596 Simulation Models for Environmental & Waste Management
CEI 511 Communication Technology: Impact on Education, Business, and Society  
CEN 580 Assessment of Socio-Technological Problems

How to Apply

Stony Brook University applications are accepted online. 

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