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Instructional Technology Specialist Certification
Saint Joseph’s University offers an Instructional Technology Specialist Certification which will assist you in understanding technology in the classroom. Prepare yourself to take on this imperative and growing role in the K-12 school environment.
Taught by expert faculty, our goal is to prepare top-quality educators who are capable of serving in instructional design and technology leadership roles in a school, a school district, or a regional educational setting.
With our flexible online format you will gain expertise in the following:
Advanced understanding of the role of technology in the classroom
The tech savvy required to comfortably integrate technology into lectures and coursework and teach technology skills to students
Expertise in instructional systems design
Familiarity with learning assistance technology and its role in teaching special needs and English language learners
Background in education research and instructional design research
Experience with how to write a research proposal
Knowledge of how to design a curriculum to include interactive technologies and social media platforms
Grounding in theories of learning and strategies for creating technological solutions for current problems in education
Familiarity with interactive software and multimedia production
Practical experience obtained through an instructional design internship
An online instructional design and technology master’s program is also available and may be earned alone or in conjunction with the Instructional Technology Specialist Certification.
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
Two letters of recommendation
Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate work
This program is designed to meet certification guidelines for teachers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. Teachers and prospective students should inquire with their state licensing agency prior to enrollment.
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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