Instructional Technology: Florida Digital/Virtual Educator


The Florida Digital/Virtual Educator graduate certificate program is designed for teachers, media specialists, technology specialists, administrators and other educational professionals who recognize the importance of integrating technology into K-12 curriculum in both classroom and online learning environments. Learn how to transform learning environments and support student learning in ways that could not be done without technology. All courses are available online through the Internet. Certificate course credit may apply toward the M.Ed. degree program. The Florida Virtual School has endorsed this certificate, and the FLVS will give students who earn this certificate preferential hiring for virtual teaching positions.

Course Location/Delivery

This graduate certificate curriculum is offered on the Tampa campus and fully online.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


None are required.


12 credit hours. There are three required courses:

  • EME 5403 - Computers in Education (3) OR EME 6425 - Technology for School Management (3)
  • EME 6936 - ACET: Distance Learning (3) OR EME 7458 - ACET: Research in Distance Learning (3)
  • EME 6936 - ACET: Internet in Education (3)


One elective course selected from the list below:

  • EME 6936 - ACET: Current Trends in Ed Tech (3)
  • EME 6936 - ACET: Interactive Media (3)

Outcome Project Documentation

Consult the department website regarding how to document your outcome project which is completed within specific courses in the certificate program.

Credit toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval

Standardized Tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.


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