Prepare yourself to take on an imperative and increasing role in the K-12 school environment. Saint Joseph’s University offers an Instructional Technology Specialist program which will assist you in understanding technology in the classroom.
Taught by expert faculty, the 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.
Students can pursue this program with or without a certification.
With Saint Joseph's flexible online format you will learn the following through the program:
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
Must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
Overall GPA of at least 3.0
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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