Instructional Technology Specialist FDU Certificate
School of Education offers a K-12 Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate Program (ITSC) for educators interested in specializing in the integration of technology throughout the curriculum. Students may select to take only the 18 credits leading to the Instructional Technology Certificate or apply these credits to the 36-credit Master of Arts in Education degree for Certified Teachers (MACT). 12 of these additional credits lead to the New Jersey Supervisor License.
ITSC Students Learn to:
- Create cutting-edge curricula featuring seamless technology integration.
- Strategically plan for the continuous growth of technology integration in the school and classroom.
- Take a leadership role in the initiation and assessment of new learning strategies which support state and national standards.
The Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate Program (ITSC) curriculum is designed to accommodate both K-12 teachers as well as educators who have technology leadership roles in their schools or districts. The School of Education features a Prototype Classroom of Tomorrow facility and a Model School Web/folio Server which provides unique learning experiences for students in the program.
An option is available for offering ITSC off-campus in school districts with appropriate technology facilities. Special provisions are made to support and enhance K-12 technology initiatives in those districts choosing this option. School districts which offer the ITSC to their faculty and staff can take advantage of special reduced tuition rates provided by the University as part of their commitment to continuing professional development for teachers.
Instruction Technology Specialist Certificate Program Required Courses (18 Credits)
|EDUC6584||Computers as a Teacher's Aid: Curriculum & Instruction|
|EDUC6673||Integrating Literacy & Technology Across the Curriculum*|
|EDUC7785||Internet for Educators|
|EDUC7790||Seminar in Instructional Technology|
|EDUC7796||Projects Based on the Web|
|EDUC7798||Special Topics in Instructional Technology|
* Course also meets core requirements for the M.A. in Education degree.
For students selecting to complete the Master of Arts in Education for certified teachers, EDUC6584 is included in the core 18 credits and all other courses are taken. Occasionally, Instructional Technology courses are offered which feature technology integration in different in different subject specific disciplines. If available, one of these other courses may be substituted for either EDUC6673 or EDUC7790.
Facilities and Off-Campus Locations
Students benefit from working with the latest technological equipment in Fairleigh Dickinson’s state-of-the-art facilities at both its Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, NJ and College at Florham in Madison, NJ. Courses are also offered off-site in districts’ own computer labs, which offer the latest technological advancements.
Instructors are knowledgeable in the latest research and innovations in instructional technology and represent a broad range of experience in P-12 schools and various professional roles in the fields of education and technology. Instructors bring to each course a wealth of knowledge, skills and practical information related to technology integration in schools and classrooms, including distance-learning technologies, multi-media, and web enhanced courses.