Mobile Technology in Education

Volume 1: 2020.2021

Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

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Graduate Certificate
20 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the School of Education and is only available online.

For information on the general requirements for a certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures under the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Program Description

The mobile technology in education certificate seeks to enable educators to facilitate learning with mobile devices both in and out of the classroom.

The goals of the program are to facilitate our students’ ability to:

  • Make sound decisions in choosing appropriate applications (apps).
  • Use apps in the classroom to offer personalized, student-centered learning.
  • Design apps in a process-based approach to information architecture and app programming.
  • Develop skills in process management, information architecture and problem-solving.
  • Choose and use cloud-based apps in the classroom.
  • Understand the roles of consumer and producer in applications.


Two tracks are available:

The Teacher Track is designed for instructors in K-12 education, higher education and adult training using mobile devices in a 1-to-1 classroom, BYOD and lab setting.

The Technology Coordinator Track is designed for instructional technology leaders, network administrators, IT managers and support personnel in K-12 education, higher education and adult training managing mobile devices in a 1-to-1 classroom, BYOD and lab settings. An integral part of this track is the study of various programming languages.

Both tracks require the following courses: 

  • EDTC 5460 Curriculum Design Technology Apps (3 hours)
  • EDTC 5900 Technology, Ethics and Society (3 hours)
  • EDTC 5770 Using Mobile Apps for Learning (3 hours)
  • EDTC 5775 Developing Mobile Apps for Learning (3 hours)

The Teacher Track requires these additional courses:

  • EDTC 5465 Instructional Design (2 hours)
  • EDTC 5032 Intro to Assessment Using Technology (2 hours)
  • EDTC 5550 Web Authoring and Design I (2 hours)
  • EDTC 5555 Web Authoring and Design II (2 hours)

The Technology Coordinator requires these additional courses:

  • EDTC 5250 Coding for Learners (2 hours)
  • EDTC 5255 Physical and Virtual World Coding (2 hours)
  • EDTC 5720 Computer Networks (2 hours)
  • EDTC 5730 Technical Environment Management (2 hours)

If desired, the certificate may be used as part of a master’s degree program.

NOTE: Courses cannot be applied to more than one certificate. Students who are pursuing multiple certificates will need to substitute courses as follows:

  • If EDTC 5460 was used for a different certificate, then another course selected and approved by the advisor will be substituted.
  • If EDTC 5465 was used for a different certificate, then the required course is EDTC 5745 Instructional Technology Planning and Management.
  • If EDTC 5250 and EDTC 5255 were used for a different certificate, then the required courses are EDTC 5550 Web Page Authoring and Design 1 and EDTC 5555 Web Page Authoring and Design 2.


Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission section found in the front of this catalog for general requirements.

Admission Requirements 

  • Official transcripts from the baccalaureate granting institution.
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Essay.

Send all admissions materials to:

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Completed application files will be reviewed by the coordinator of Educational Technology.