Instructional Technology Specialist Certification

Online 15 major credits * 10 months
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Program Highlights & Benefits

Online, cohort format

10 month completion time

15 credits

Advance education and professional development in Education Technology field


Professional Educators seeking certification as an Instructional Technology Specialist.

What You Learn

The Instructional Technology Specialist certificate area includes the science involved in the application of knowledge and competency required for the use of instructional technology as it pertains to aiding staff/administration in educational school settings.

How You Learn

Online Format: This is an online cohort program. No face-to-face class meetings are required, but students will be engaged in an active and engaging online classroom environment that includes assignments, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically. The program is comprised of 15 credit hours, including a Practicum course in which students work with certified Instructional Technologists in schools, districts, or intermediate units. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average throughout the course of study to be able to continue in the program. You will finish one 3-credit course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in 10 months.

Career Outcomes

A person holding a valid PA certificate for Instructional Technology Specialist is qualified to provide technology information to district staff and administrators at grades PK-12.

Certificate Requirements

EDUC 579Learning Technologies for Educators3
EDUC 504Instructional Methods for Digital Teaching and Learning3
EDUC 534Online Teaching: Design and Delivery3
EDUC 580Instructional Technology Administration and Management3
EDUC 604Practicum in K-12 Schools in Learning, Design, and Technology3
 Total Credit Hours:15
Please Note:

Graduation requirements for the Instructional Technology Specialist Certification program include:

  1. Successfully completing 5 required courses in the program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and no grade in any course lower than a C

  2. Completing a capstone practicum experience