Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) Certification

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For students with a master’s degree in instructional technology or its equivalent who are seeking ITS certification the ITS certification provides a means to achieve that goal. Depending upon the student’s experience and previous coursework, other options for becoming an ITS candidate may be available as well. Schedule an appointment with the Program Coordinator for a transcript review.


Course Requirements

The certificate candidate completes a total of eighteen (18) credit hours with the distribution listed below. Certificate candidates take four required courses as indicated below.

Required Courses (12 credit hours)  

  • GRIT 654 Cognition and Accessible Technologies
  • GRIT 685 Technology Planning
  • GRIT 704 Practicum and Portfolio
  • GRIT 785 Instructional Technologies and Special Education
  • Two Electives (6 credit hours)  

As with the option for the Master of Science Degree in Instructional Technology, students who complete the required coursework become ITS certification candidates. Candidates who successfully complete the ITS Certification Interview become certified as Pennsylvania Department of Education Instructional Technology Specialists (ITS).


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