Educational Technology

The K-12 Educational Technology Specialist endorsement is designed for practicing teachers and administration who are interested in learning more about integrating digital technologies into classroom teaching and learning.  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.  A total of six courses, as well as passing the ISBE Technology Specialist (178) test are required if you are seeking the ISBE endorsement.

A passing grade in a MAE course is considered to be B or above. A failing grade is given for work below that level. A maximum of eight hours of C (2.0) grades is applicable to the degree (grades of C- or lower are not accepted), provided that a minimum GPA of 3.0 is reached at time of graduation and an approved Student Petition is on file in the Office of Records and Registration.

Required Courses

EDL 515Online Teaching and Learning4
EDL 516Instructional Design for Technology4
EDL 517Education Technology Leadership4
EDL 518Educational Technology Systems4
EDL 547Technology in the Curriculum4
EDL 555Foundation for Technology in the Curriculum4
Total Hours24

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