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  • Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate

    Overview

    The nation's schools require educators who understand technology and know how to use it in the classroom. The instructional technology specialist position is an emerging, high-potential role in the K-12 school environment. Drexel's accredited online program qualifies participants for state certification and provides a pathway for continued study in the MS in Learning Technologies.

    In order to qualify, you must already possess a Pennsylvania Instructional I or Instructional II teaching certificate.

    Program Features

    • A flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal schedule
    • An innovative curriculum that prepares experts in instructional technology for the K-12 school environment
    • Developed and taught by the nationally recognized faculty of Drexel University’s School of Education and College of Information Science and Technology.
    • A highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmates

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.

    Curriculum

    Core Courses 
    EDLT 533Designing Virtual Communities3.0
    EDLT 534Developing Educational Leaders Using Technology3.0
    EDLT 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
    EDUC 522
    Evaluation of Instruction 
    EDUC 525
    Multi-Media Instructional Design 
    Total Credits28.5-34.5

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    Admissions Crtieria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
      • Students with a GPA under 3.0 will be considered on a case by case basis
    • Students pursuing teacher certification must meet the PA State content course requirements for their specific area of certification. Content course reviews are conducted at time of application. Coursework missing from a student's undergraduate background or below the minimum 3.0 GPA cumulative average may be taken concurrently with the graduate program.

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
    • An essay describing why you're interested in pursuing graduate study in this field
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $868 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1157 per credit)


    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
    • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
    • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

     

    Academic Calendar

    Term 
    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2015     

    September 21, 2015

    December 5, 2015

    December 7, 2015

    December 12, 2015

    Winter 2016 

    January 4, 2016

    March 14, 2016

    March 15, 2016

    March 19, 2016

    Spring 2016 

    March 28, 2016

    June 6, 2016

    June 7, 2016

    June 10, 2016

    Summer 2016 

    June 20, 2016

    August 29, 2016

    August 30, 2016

    September 3, 2016

    Apply today for the Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate

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