CETL® Training

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CoSN’s Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL®) Foundation Course is a facilitated online course that prepares practicing or aspiring education technology leaders for the CoSN CETL® examination leading up to the credential. Interactive sessions are 60-90 minutes each week and are held over an 11-week period.The course is led by CETL® certified and experienced ed tech leaders who have completed a CoSN Facilitators Training Course.


Read the course syllabus with more information on our instructors. 

Facilitated CETL® Foundation Course 

Are you interested in achieving the Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL®) certification? The CETL® Foundation Course teaches you the fundamental principles of CoSN’s Framework of Essential Skills – the basis of the CETL® certification.

If you would like to be in a collaborative and supportive cohort to study for the CETL® certification exam, the CETL® Foundation Course is for you.

Spring 2020 Class

Study Module

Thursdays at 2:00 pm Eastern Time 


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Course Facilitators
Jim Stewart, CETL®
Cory Stokes, CETL®
Rick Gaisford, CETL®
Kathleen Webb, CETL®
Introduction 1/23
Skill Area 1: Leadership and Vision 1/30
Skill Area 2: Strategic Planning 2/6
Skill Area 3: Ethics and Policies 2/13
Skill Area 4: Instructional Focus and Professional Development 2/20
Skill Area 5: Team Building and Staffing 2/27
Skill Area 6: Information Technology Management 3/5
Skill Area 7: Communication Systems Management 3/12
Skill Area 8: Business Management 3/19
Skill Area 9: Data Management 3/26
Skill  Area 10: Data Privacy and Security 4/2

Each class is contingent on having at least 10 enrollees and is capped at 20 students. Please register soon to reserve your spot! 

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Course Pricing Member Non-Member
Educator $699 $899
Corporate $899 $1,099

Note: Go to Taking the CETL® Exam page for more information. The exam is not included in the cost of this facilitated course.