The Instructional Technology Specialist Certification Program (PK-12) is designed for educators who are motivated to develop their instructional technology skills, while also preparing teachers for supervisory roles in online instruction.  The courses are built upon our Online Instructional Endorsement’s framework and also by the standards put forth by the International Association for PK-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

Learning Goals

  • Prepare teachers to build and design effective online courses using researched-based learning and instructional design theories
  • Produce teacher-leaders in instructional technology to further student achievement and growth 
  • Critically evaluate and implement innovative educational technology in the school curriculum

PA Certification Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements before being recommended for a PA certification in their certification area.

  • A GPA of 3.0 at program completion
  • Successful completion of course requirements (there is no testing requirement for this certification)
  • Internship (60 hours) in their certification area 

Certification Process

State Authorizations

Please check the State Authorizations page to determine if Eastern University’s program fulfills your state credentialing requirements. Students who seek similar credentialing in states other than Pennsylvania are advised to contact the appropriate credentialing agency within their home state to seek information and additional guidance about credentialing in your state of residence. Additional state or local district requirements may exist for field placements in this state. Out-of-state student placements cannot be guaranteed by the program or the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Students are responsible for following all state and local district requirements and regulations for their field placement.