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Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology Specialist

Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology Specialist Online*


Program Overview

Learn how this certificate can make you a better educator


The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology Specialist online program provides educators with the opportunity to develop technology-based leadership skills. Students will examine the role of technology as a catalyst for change in instructional environments. This program also provides an in-depth analysis of digital media and design, principles of distance education, and implementing social media as a teaching tool.

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Arkansas State University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly known as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 1140 19th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036. Phone: 202-223-0077.

TThe master’s level credentials developed in this 15 credit hour program can be applied toward an MSE in Educational Theory and Practice – Instructional Technology Specialist. Students in this program will benefit from the incorporation of technology that aligns with national expectations for the 21st-century educator.

In this certificate program, students will learn to:

  • Understand the role of technology in effectively teaching students
  • Apply technology solutions for effective learning situations
  • Utilize technology for accessible educational learning experiences for all students

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Tuition

You can pay by the course for your grad certificate in instructional technology


Our Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology Specialist online program offers the same affordable tuition to in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included in the total tuition.

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Total Tuition $4,755
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Tuition Per Credit Hour $317
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$277.00 $40.00 $317.00 $831.00 $120.00 $951.00

Calendar

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Our Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology Specialist online program is designed to be flexible and convenient for working professionals, with accelerated coursework and multiple start dates each year.

Next Start & Application Due Dates:

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Spring 2022 7 wk 01/11/2022 02/25/2022 12/15/2021 12/17/2021 01/06/2022 01/07/2022 02/11/2022
7 wk 03/07/2022 04/29/2022 02/21/2022 02/25/2022 03/03/2022 03/04/2022 04/15/2022
Summer 2022 5 wk 05/31/2022 07/01/2022 05/16/2022 05/20/2022 05/26/2022 05/27/2022 06/17/2022
5 wk 07/05/2022 08/05/2022 06/20/2022 06/24/2022 06/30/2022 07/01/2022 07/22/2022
Fall 2022 7 wk 08/23/2022 10/07/2022 08/08/2022 08/12/2022 08/18/2022 08/19/2022 09/24/2022
7 wk 10/17/2022 12/09/2022 10/03/2022 10/07/2022 10/13/2022 10/14/2022 11/26/2022
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Admissions

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A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process for both new students and transfers. Students who are interested in the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology Specialist online program must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a valid teaching certificate. Make sure to review full admission requirements below.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with at least 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Valid, active teaching certificate
  • Note: If you have a 2.75-2.99 GPA, you must make a grade of B or better during the first 12 hours of graduate work at Arkansas State University.
  • Complete online application
  • Pay the nonrefundable $30 fee
  • Send official transcript(s) from the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the sending institution.

Additional Information

Unless otherwise noted, Arkansas State University has not confirmed if a program has met requirements for an out-of-state licensure. Please refer to the Program Approval Map to determine which programs are eligible to be offered in states and to find relevant state agency contact information. Eligibility to offer in a state does not guarantee the program will meet state licensure/certification requirements.

Please contact your state’s Professional License Department/Board to ensure that your chosen distance education program meets your state’s requirements in which you intend to practice.

  • Students who fall below the minimum admission requirements (GPA) may send a written letter of appeal, GRE or GMAT scores (may be unofficial), and additional supporting information to [email protected].
  • The appeal request will be forwarded to the department chair for conditional admission review.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses

A detailed look at your instructional technology certificate online curriculum


Students are required to complete 15 hours of coursework.

ETLI 6013: Digital Media & Design

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The purpose of this course is to familiarize candidates with digital media technology. It focuses on design and development of electronic media to support learning, including tools to facilitate professional layouts, imaging, presentations, communications, and web development.

ETLI 6023: Principles of Distance Education

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide an overview of distance education and investigate current issues in distance education. Project work will involve evaluating, designing, and delivering distance learning.

ETLI 6103: Socially Interactive Technology in Education

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to teach educators how social media can be utilized in the classroom effectively. This course is a practical and theoretical analysis of how social networking environments influence the ways information and knowledge are created and circulated.

ETLI 6213: Leadership in Instructional Technology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides candidates with the opportunity to develop leadership skills in information technology. Analyzing the role of the technology as a catalyst for change, emphasis is on identification and evaluation of implementing new technologies in instructional environments.

ETLI 6313: Assessing Technology and Standards

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to enable students to understand and use appropriate classroom assessment practices by applying knowledge of pedagogy and development to high-quality strategies for formative and summative assessment.


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