Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin

Instructional Technology with Pennsylvania Instructional Technology Specialist Certification Option, M.S.E.

Dr. Matt Treese, Faculty of Practice/Program Coordinator

The Master of Science in Education with a major in Instructional Technology is designed primarily for teaching professionals. Core education courses are combined with courses in educational technology to prepare educators to assume positions of leadership in their school or district in the area of technology. In addition to the master’s degree, the program offers Pennsylvania Department of Education certification as an Instructional Technology Specialist.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. The student will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of technology infrastructure including the selection, installation, maintenance and responsible, ethical and safe use of current and emerging hardware and software applications for school administration and instruction.
  2. The student will demonstrate practical and efficient ways to integrate technology resources into instructional designs that will systematically create educational experiences that will help K-16 students achieve specified sets of learning outcomes.
  3. The student will demonstrate the ability to manage technology within a school district including creating an environment that fosters interest and growth in all aspects of technology by establishing and maintaining rapport with all staff and students through the planning, preparation and delivery of technology related in-service programs that foster the use of technology to meet current academic standards.

Required for Certification

*The course marked with an asterisk is requred for the Pennsylvania Department  of Education K-12 Instructional Technology Specialist certification.  For Pennsylvania Department of Education certification as a K-12 Instructional Technology Specialist, 33 credits are required.

PA certification and endorsement candidates will be recommended for certification upon successful completion of the required certification coursework, fieldwork, and internship. Candidates must self-register and pass the certification test, if required. Some certifications require verification of experience. In those cases, the candidate will need to have input from their school district verifying that they have satisfactory met professional school experience required. Application for certification and Endorsement is made by the candidate through the PDE Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) found on the PDE portal.