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.Candidates must already possess a Pennsylvania Instructional I or Instructional II teaching certificate.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 and College of Information Science and Technology. A highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmates Curriculum Core Courses EDUC 533Designing Virtual Communities3.0EDUC 534Developing Educational Leaders Using Technology3.0EDUC 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 & Achievement4.5INFO 520Social Context of Information Professions3.0INFO 640Managing Information Organizations3.0Additional required courses for candidates without prior teacher certification:0.0-6.0EDUC 522Evaluation of Instruction EDUC 525Multi-Media Instructional Design Total Credits28.5-34.5View 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 DocumentsA 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 StudentsHow to Submit Supporting Documents Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2014-2015 is $843 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1123 per credit) This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2014 September 22, 2014 December 5, 2014 December 8, 2014 December 13, 2014 Winter 2015 January 5, 2015 March 16, 2015 March 17, 2015 March 21, 2015 Spring 2015 March 30, 2015 June 8, 2015 June 9, 2015 June 12, 2015 Summer 2015 June 22, 2015 August 29, 2015 September 1, 2015 September 5, 2015 Apply today for a Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! Any problems? Find help or contact us.