Certificate in Education – Computing Studies

Certificate in Education – Computing Studies


Integrating Technology through Education and Culture (iTEC)


Program Details

The Certificate in Education sub-specialization in Integrating Technology through Education and Culture is offered through the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy subject areas: Computing Studies and Technology Studies Education Programs.

The iTEC Certificate Program provides an opportunity for teachers to have hands-on experiences with educational technologies and technology-based learning. Students will work with emerging forms of digital media, technologies, and learning management systems, social media, and communication networks. Students will have opportunities to teach and learn in formal (public and private K–12 schools) and informal (museums, centers, community–based institutions) educational venues to improve their understanding and practices in the pedagogical uses of information and communication technologies (ICT) within face-to-face, mixed-mode, and online-distance education settings.

This program focuses on established and emerging digital media and educational technology perspectives and practices for the purpose of both enhancing your knowledge of existing educational technology curriculum issues and developing new areas of inquiry specific to your interests and situation.


The 15-credit UBC post-degree Certificate in Education is designed to meet the needs of educators who wish to continue their professional education.

The iTEC Certificate in Education Program has flexible requirements (15 post–baccalaureate credits) making it a viable alternative to the Masters program.

The difference between a Masters program and the Certificate Program is that it allows you to apply 12 credits of senior–level courses from other design and technical institutions (i.e., British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD)).

Program Inquiry

The course of study includes:

  1. critical examination of using digital media and educational technologies for teaching and learning within formal and informal educational venues
  2. research, development and design of curriculum and communication within virtual education learning environments (face–to–face, mixed–mode, and online distance education)
  3. design, development, and programming of educational learning management systems for educational administration
  4. research and assessment of local, provincial, and national digital media and educational technologies curriculum policies and copyright laws

Core Courses (12 credits):

  • EDCP 462 (3) Perspectives in Curriculum Theory
  • EDCP 470 (3) ICT Practices in Education
  • EDCP 473 (3) Digital Media in ICT Education: Ethical Uses
  • EDCP 474 (3) Digital Media in ICT Education: Design and Pedagogy

Suggested electives: [Certificate Students] select (03 credits):

  • CPSC 430 (3) Computers and Society
  • EDCP 305 (3) Digital Media in Arts Education: Introduction
  • EDCP 406 (3) Visual Arts for Classroom Practice: Photography
  • EDCP 370(3)  Integrating ICT across the Curriculum: Elementary and Middle Years
  • EDCP 376 (3) Curriculum and Pedagogy in Information and Communication Technologies II: Secondary
  • EDCP 405 (3) Visual Arts for Classroom Practice: New Media and Digital Processes
  • EDCP 475 (3) Digital Media in ICT Education: Development and Assessment
  • EDCP 481 (3) Media Studies Across the Curriculum
  • EPSE 401 (3) Instructional Design
  • EPSE 410 (3) Assistive Technologies in Special Education
  • EPSE 415 (3) Technology for the Visually Impaired
  • LLED 481 - (3) Digital Media in English Language Arts Education

For elective course approval, please contact a Teacher Education program coordinator.

Find out more information about how to apply and register.

Apply via the Teacher Education Office


in partnership with:

This program is offered by the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy.