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 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 FeaturesA flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal scheduleAn innovative curriculum that prepares experts in instructional technology for the K-12 school environmentDeveloped 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 classmatesAn Evening for EducatorsDrexel University Online recognizes all the hard work and dedication it takes to be an educator. Please join us for one of the following Teacher Appreciation Week events:Washington, DC - Wednesday, May 3 - 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ESTPhiladelphia, PA - Thursday, May 4 - 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ESTState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. 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 EDLT 533Designing Virtual Communities3.0EDLT 534Developing Educational Leaders Using Technology3.0EDLT 535Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology3.0EDUC 565Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners3.0EDEX 542Fundamentals of Special Education3.0EDEX 544The Inclusive Classroom3.0EDEX 552Integrating Technology for Learning & Achievement3.0INFO 520Social Context of Information Professions3.0INFO 640Managing Information Organizations3.0Additional required courses for those without prior teacher certification:0.0-6.0EDUC 522Evaluation of Instruction EDUC 525Multi-Media Instructional Design Total Credits27.0-33.0View Course Descriptions 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 basisStudents 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 DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo letters of recommendation (professional or academic)An essay describing why you're interested in pursuing graduate study in this fieldAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition 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 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 2016-2017 Academic Year Term 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 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.