Digital Citizenship


Amy Gerlach and Carter Gerlach

  • Learn at your own pace.
  • Enroll at any time.
  • You can complete your courses as fast as necessary but generally completion is within 4 to 5 months.
  • You must have earned a bachelor’s degree if registering for credit.

The Two-credit course focuses on the world of Digital Citizenship.   Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology. Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use.  Too often we are seeing students as well as adults misusing and abusing technology but not sure what to do. The issue is more than what the users do not know but what is considered appropriate technology usage1. All facets of the course focus on best practice instruction and research based approaches to teaching.  All levels of technology experience are encouraged to take this course.

Course Purpose

The purpose of the online course is for participants to gain knowledge in Digital Citizenship and aligned to best practices.  Participants have teacher-friendly resources that directly link to specific resources.   The web-based tools will enhance student engagement for the 21st Century classroom.

Course Objectives/Outcomes

  • Understand the Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship
  • Practice Digital Citizenship
  • Model Digital Citizenship

What you will need

  • A personal computer

What is provided in the course kit

  • All the resources needed to complete the course


Online Graduate Professional Development & Continuing Education Credit Courses for Teachers

Cancellation Policy:

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after registering for the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided. Please e-mail CEA at to request to cancel your completed registration.