Educational Technology

Certificate – The K-12 Educational Technology Specialist coursework is designed for practicing teachers and administrators who are interested in learning more about integrating digital technologies into classroom teaching and learning. 

Endorsement – The six courses cover the knowledge and skills required for an ISBE Technology Specialist Endorsement which qualifies those who hold it for building and/or district level technology coordinator positions.  Passing the ISBE Technology Specialist (223) test is required.

Graduate degree opportunity  Combine the graduate certificate with an additional 20 credit hours of EDL course work to fulfill requirements for a Master of Arts in Education degree.

Passing at the graduate level is considered a B or higher. A maximum of eight hours of C (2.0) grades is applicable, provided that a minimum GPA of 3.0 is reached at the time of program completion and an approved Student Petition is on file in the Office of Records and Registration. Grades of C- or lower are not accepted.

Required Courses

EDL 515 Online Teaching and Learning 4
EDL 516 Instructional Design for Technology 4
EDL 517 Education Technology Leadership 4
EDL 518 Educational Technology Systems 4
EDL 547 Technology in the Curriculum 4
EDL 555 Foundation for Technology in the Curriculum 4
Total Hours 24

Candidates must take and pass ISBE Licensure Exam(s) in their specific area(s) to qualify for Illinois entitlement.