Graduate Certificate in School Technology Leadership

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Welcome from Dr. John Nash!
Dr. Nash is the Program Chair for the School Technology Leadership program. Feel free to send him an email if you have any questions about the program or about planning a course of study.

Program Overview

For those interested in adding a specialization to their resume, the online Graduate Certificate program in School Technology Leadership is a great option to make you a more competitive and effective leader. In five courses (15 credit hours) – taken in as little as one year – school leaders can dramatically deepen their ability to lead their school systems into a digital, global era.

Students will learn everything from a deeper understanding of the global educational context, to how to make effective hiring decisions for technology-savvy teachers, to the elements of leadership in 1-1 computing environments, to the legal and policy structures critical for reform. Students also will be exposed to a global network of similiarly-minded educational leaders and will form a personal learning network that will serve them well into the future.

From Paducah to Pretoria, our schools are facing a massive wave of technologically-driven change that requires leaders to be able to understand, plan, and implement a very different foundation for our children’s future. The courses in the Graduate Certificate, infused throughout all of the School Technology Leadership programs, provide a platform to gain those leadership abilities in your own practice.

Key Features

  • 100% online program. No campus visits.
  • Structured to be completed in 1 year (three semesters, including summer).
  • Program taught mostly by CASTLE-based faculty.
  • Based on the internationally-recognized NETS-A standards.
  • 15 credit hours over five courses.
  • Spring and Fall start dates available.
  • Globally-oriented program; students will interact with others from across the globe.
  • All students qualify for in-state (Graduate Resident) tuition (around $525 per credit hour).

Program Overview (or see the program of study in PDF format).

  • EDL 661: School Technology Leadership (3 hours)
  • EDL 662: Digital Age Learning and Technology Leadership (3 hours)
  • EDL 650: School Program Improvement (3 hours)
  • EDL 664: Technology Leadership and School Improvement (3 hours)
  • EDL 665: School Technology Leadership for Digital Citizenship (3 hours)


Dr. John Nash, Program Chair
(859) 257-7845