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  • Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate


    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.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    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 & Achievement3.0
    INFO 520Social Context of Information Professions3.0
    INFO 640Managing Information Organizations3.0
    Additional required courses for those without prior teacher certification:0.0-6.0
    EDUC 522
    Evaluation of Instruction 
    EDUC 525
    Multi-Media Instructional Design 
    Total Credits27.0-33.0

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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


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $894 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1192 per credit)

    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact 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

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2016     

    September 19, 2016

    December 3, 2016

    December 5, 2016

    December 10, 2016

    Winter 2017 

    January 9, 2017

    March 18, 2017

    March 20, 2017

    March 25, 2017

    Spring 2017 

    April 3, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    June 12, 2017

    June 16, 2017

    Summer 2017 

    June 26, 2017

    September 2, 2017

    September 5, 2017

    September 9, 2017

    Apply today for the Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate

    Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online!


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