The professional education program provides evidence that Instructional Technology Specialist certification candidates complete a program at a bachelor’s or post‑baccalaureate degree level that requires them to demonstrate their knowledge of and competence in the application of instructional technology in public school settings. The program requires candidates to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental and advanced concepts of instructional technology planning and applications at elementary, middle, and secondary levels (K‑ 12) including:
I.A. Identification, selection, installation and maintenance of technology infrastructure, and hardware and software applications for school administration and instruction.
- assessment of educational and administrative technological needs
- design and production of media including projected and non projected visual aids, audio and video production in both analog and digital forms, and photography using film based and digital formats
- implementation and maintenance of interactive information systems, the Internet, distance learning technologies, and networks
- assistive technology resources for students with special needs
- evaluation of the performance of hardware and software components of computer systems
- application of basic troubleshooting strategies
I.B. Integrating technology into curricular planning and instructional design.
- research on and evaluation of existing and emerging technologies
- use of instructional theories and teaching models
- learner characteristics, developmental levels, and individual differences as related to instructional technology resources and modifications
- access and use telecommunications for information sharing, remote information access and retrieval, and multi media/hypermedia publishing
- electronic mail and Internet resources for communications and instructional support
I.C. Management and administration of technology programs at the building, district and regional levels.
- planning and utilization of facilities including, budgeting, accounting, and program reporting, grantsmanship, personnel administration, and staff development
- preparing presentations for parents, administrators, school boards, and the public
- monitoring and evaluating technology plans
I.D. Research, problem solving and product development of technological applications.
- basic principles of instructional design associated with the development of instructional technology materials
- emerging programming, authoring, and problem solving environments including team and collaborative projects such as on line workgroups
- designing and publishing on line documents that present information and include links to critical resources