Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 27.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 13.0501
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-9031
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The instructional technology specialist certificate program was designed to address the dramatically increasing need in public education for certified instructional technology specialists at every level of K-12 schooling.

Applicants for instructional technology specialist Certification should ideally possess valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or II Teaching Certification. Students working on their initial teaching certificate may begin working toward this these certificate with special permission of a teacher education advisor. (Visit the School of Education for additional information.)

Minimum coursework requirements for the instructional technology specialist Certificate include 27.0 credits of specific pedagogy. The PA Certification requires a "B" or better in all certification coursework. If a student seeks the Instructional Technology Specialist PA Certification without a previous held teaching certificate, he or she will need to complete EDUC 522 and EDUC 525 .

Core Courses
EDLT 533Designing Virtual Communities3.0
EDLT 534Developing Educational Leaders Using Technology3.0
EDLT 535Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology3.0
EDUC 565Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners3.0
EDEX 542Fundamentals of Special Education3.0
EDEX 544The Inclusive Classroom3.0
EDEX 552Integrating Technology for Learning & Achievement3.0
INFO 520Social Context of Information Professions3.0
INFO 640Managing Information Organizations3.0
Additional required courses for candidates without prior teacher certification:0.0-6.0
Evaluation of Instruction
Multi-Media Instructional Design
Total Credits27.0-33.0
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