The Technology Specialist PK-12 Endorsement Only program enables each student to qualify for the Technology Specialist Endorsement for the state of Illinois by entitlement upon successful completion of the program. This program provides candidates with coursework aimed at mastering the following:
- Develop a vision for the comprehensive integration of technology within an educational setting.
- Demonstrate professional knowledge, skills and dispositions in content, pedagogical and technological areas.
- Utilize professional development approaches for faculty through the lens of adult learning and leadership theory regarding the socio-technical implications of contemporary, online instructional practices.
- Deliberate and choose appropriate pedagogical strategies using technology to enhance instruction and improve learning outcomes.
- Evaluate the impact on instructional practice through precise program evaluation techniques.
- Synthesize technology in professional settings to build learning communities.
- Recognize, develop and use image-rich technology tools and curriculum to enhance instruction.
- Troubleshoot technical hardware and software issues encompassed within emerging trends of the industry.
- Recognize and evaluate trends in educational technology.
General Graduate Admission Requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Concordia University Chicago graduate programs as published in the Concordia University Chicago academic catalog.
New students are accepted into graduate degree-seeking, approval, certificate, endorsement and/or post-graduate programs for online and on-campus study in the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Previously admitted students seeking to change programs may do so at the beginning of a semester (only) by submitting a Change-of-Program quick app. Applicants must be in good academic standing according to Concordia University Chicago’s satisfactory academic progress standards at the time of requesting a program change.
|EDT-6010||Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum||3|
|EDT-6030||Using Technology to Build Learning Communities||3|
|EDT-6040||Visual Literacy in the Classroom||3|
|EDT-6050||Technology for Effective Decision Making in Teaching and Learning||3|
|EDT-6065||Emerging Technology Trends, Professional Learning and Evaluation||3|
|EDT-6070||Educational Technology Leadership||3|
|EDT-6205||Educational Technology Hardware and Software||3|
|EDT-6210||Theoretical, Ethical and Practical Foundations of Educational Technology||3|
Non-degree Completion Requirements
- Have on file an application as a non-degree-seeking graduate student.
- Complete, for the program being sought:
- the credit hours and levels as designated,
- within the specified time limit,
- with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Students completing multiple advanced programs or degrees at CUC must have a 3.0 GPA in each academic program in addition to a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- If transfer credit is approved to be applied: have on file an approved “Graduate Transfer Credit Approval” form(s) or evaluation(s).
- Have on file the Intent to Graduate/Complete form with the Office of the Registrar by the published deadline.
- Take and pass the final examination or terminal requirements in the program during or after the final course.
- Approval of the faculty.
- Payments of all tuition and fees due to Concordia University Chicago. All holds must be removed to receive transcripts and diploma.
Every attempt has been made to include information to aid the student with information about his/her program requirements. It is, however, the student’s responsibility to complete all steps and meet all deadlines relevant to completion requirements.