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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 you for state certification and provides a pathway for continued study in the MS in Learning Technologies.

    Upon completion of the certificate program, you will be able to plan and run the technology components within a School/District; and conduct professional development and training for effective implementation and use of technology directly in the classroom.
     
    The Instructional Technology Specialist certificate is available to those who currently possess a PA Instructional I or II teaching certificate. If you wish to obtain the ITS Certificate but do not possess a teaching certificate, you may still apply but are required to successfully complete additional coursework.

    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 
    • A highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmates

    State restrictions may apply to some programs.

    Curriculum

    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  
    EDEX 542 Fundamentals of Special Education 3.0
    EDEX 544 The Inclusive Classroom 3.0
    EDEX 552 Integrating Technology for Learning & Achievement 3.0
    EDLT 533 Designing Virtual Communities 3.0
    EDLT 534 Developing Educational Leaders Using Technology 3.0
    EDLT 535 Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology 3.0
    EDLT 544 Integrating Games & Pedagogical Content Knowledge 3.0
    EDUC 565 Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners 3.0
    ELL 504 Learning Technologies & Disabilities 3.0
    Additional required courses for candidates without prior teacher certification: 0.0-6.0
    EDLT 525
    Design for Learning with Digital Media  
    EDUC 522
    Evaluation of Instruction  
    Total Credits 27.0-33.0

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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

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application 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)
    • Personal Statement (500 - 750 words) describing your interest in the program. Specifically:
      • How the program relates to your previous educational and professional activities
      • If changing course, why you are moving in this new direction with your educational goals
      • How the program relates to your current line of work
      • How you plan to apply the program to your future goals
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2018-2019 is $949 per credit. (A 25% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1265 per credit)

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • 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

    2018-2019 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2018

    September 24, 2018

    December 8, 2018

    December 10, 2018

    December 15, 2018

    Winter 2019

    January 7, 2019

    March 16, 2019

    March 18, 2019

    March 23, 2019

    Spring 2019

    April 1, 2019

    June 8, 2019

    June 10, 2019

    June 14, 2019

    Summer 2019

    June 24, 2019

    August 31, 2019

    September 3, 2019

    September 7, 2019

    Apply today for the Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate

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