Instructional Technology Specialist

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Program Credits

The instructional technology specialist certification program is for individuals who wish to apply their skills and interests in technology to a school setting. Students completing this program and passing required state tests can be certified as instructional technology specialists for grades K-12 in Pennsylvania. This certificate is offered at the graduate level.

The program focuses on the improvement of the learning process and instruction through the use of appropriate instructional media. The program prepares students to diffuse and manage instructional technology, support instructional technology planning efforts, integrate technology into the curriculum, teach media and technological literacy, establish partnerships to support the use of technology, and establish priorities related to technology.

Graduates of the program take positions such as director of instructional technology, coordinator of computer education, director of computer laboratories, distance education coordinator, director of instructional resources and media, and technological literacy instructor.

Contact Information

Lawrence Tomei, Ed.D.
Professor of Education

Susan W. Parker, Ph.D.
Department Head, Education


Core Requirements (12 credits)

  • EDUC6060 Curriculum Design/Assessment (3 credits)
  • EDUC6100 Developing Instructional Materials Using Software (3 credits)
  • EDUC6110 Integrating Instructional Technology (3 credits)
  • EDUC7903 Instructional Technology Specialist Internship (3 credits)

Select One (3 credits)

  • EDUC6030 Intro Theory/Practice Online Ed (3 credits)
  • EDUC6210 Web Development for Educators (3 credits)
  • EDUC6224 Digital Video Production for Teachers (3 credits)

 Select One (3 credits)

  • EDUC6120 Instructional Leadership/Management (3 credits)
  • EDUC6125 Instructional Leadership/Organizational learning (3 credits)

In addition, the student must meet the requirements/competencies for the following courses:

  • EDUC6010 Theory Learn/Classroom Management (3 credits)
  • SPED6080 Special Learning needs (3 credits)
  • SPED6085 Principles of Inclusion (3 credits
  • EDUC6400 Reading across Curriculum/ELL (3 credits)
Admissions Requirements

The admissions requirements include:

  • Teaching Certificate
  • Three acceptable criminal record/ child abuse clearances
  • Resume
  • 2 letters of reference
  • Transcripts

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Curriculum Design and Assessment
Developing Materials Using Software
Integrating Instructional Technology