Educational Technology Endorsement

 Certificate: The Educational Technology Specialist course work 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 12 credit hours of EDL course work to fulfill requirements for a Master of Arts in Education degree.

Grading Policy

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.


EDL 513Student Assessment and Emerging Technologies in Online and Remote Learning4
EDL 515Online Teaching and Learning4
EDL 516Instructional Design for Technology4
EDL 517Education Technology Leadership4
EDL 518Educational Technology Systems4
EDL 547Technology in the Curriculum4
Total Hours24

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