Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 34.5
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible

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 25.5-31.5 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
EDUC 533Designing Virtual Communities3.0
EDUC 534Developing Educational Leaders Using Technology3.0
EDUC 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 & Achievement4.5
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 Credits28.5-34.5

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