Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching
The CITL Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching is designed to encourage instructors to explore educational technologies and to practice and assess technology-enhanced teaching.
When you decide to work on the Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching, contact CITL to be matched with a Specialist in Education who will be your consultant for the process. There is no time limit for completion of the requirements.
- Teaching experience using an instructional technology strategy: Teach at least one semester at the University of Illinois. during which you will submit a proposal, explore pedagogy, and create an original work as described below.
- Submit a proposal: Identify an area of inquiry, classroom need or research problem related to teaching with technology. Write a statement of inquiry or research proposal and submit it to CITL using our online request form for a consultation.
- Exploration of pedagogy: Complete one of the following:
- Write a review of selected literature on teaching with technologies relevant to your area of inquiry.
- Participate in a regularly scheduled reading group or seminar series relevant to your inquiry.
- Original work and its assessment: Submit an example of your original work, in your proposed area of inquiry, that has been assessed by your students or peers. Write a reflection on this work and its assessment.
- Teaching development workshops or courses: Participate in a minimum of six hours of workshops on topics related to teaching with technology. Workshops must cover content in at least two out of three areas: 1) technology-mediated communication, 2) technology-based instructional enhancements, or 3) online instructional resources. OR Participate in an online course/MOOC on the topic of teaching with technology. This would include a short, written statement of reflection on how the workshops or course apply to your area of inquiry.
All certificate requirements must be documented using the Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching Application in consultation with your CITL consultant and/or a faculty member. The application contains more details for completing the certificate. The completed application must be submitted to CITL for review by your consultant. The submission deadline is April 15.