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Offered each fall, the online technology specialist endorsement program is designed to prepare licensed teachers, librarians and media specialists to effectively manage and integrate technology into learning and information environments. 

At the end of the program, candidates will be able to:

  • Plan and design staff development activities to support professional growth in learning technologies
  • Implement information access and delivery resources in P-12 schools to support curricula

Upon completion of the endorsement coursework, candidates may complete additional coursework to receive a Master of Arts in Education degree

Certificate Program

Dominican also offers a certificate in educational technology. An excellent professional-development opportunity for educators, librarians and media specialists, this Dominican-administered certificate will prepare you to enhance teaching and learning.

Download the Technology Specialist program brochure (pdf)

Course Descriptions (pdf)

Endorsement Program Requirements

Candidates may apply for the State of Illinois Technology Specialist Endorsement upon satisfactory completion of the prescribed curriculum while maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0.

In addition to 24 semester hours of coursework, candidates must:

  • Pass the Technology Specialist Test (178) to obtain the official endorsement through the Illinois State Board of Education
  • Hold a valid Professional Educator License
Certificate Program Requirements

The certificate program requires 12 semester hours of coursework, including:

  • EDU 776/LIS 724 Integrating Technology into Programming, Services and Instruction (required course)
  • An additional nine semester hours chosen by the candidate

The endorsement program can be completed in approximately four to five semesters.

Curriculum for the Technology Specialist Endorsement
Course # Course Title Credits
EDU 776/LIS 724 Integrating Technology into Programming, Services and Instruction 3
EDU 777/LIS 734 Learning Theories and Instructional Designs 3
EDU 778/LIS 735 Hardware, Operating Systems, Networking and Troubleshooting 3
EDU 779/LIS 754 Systems Analysis and Design 3
EDU 780/LIS 736 Digital & Media Literacy in the Classroom 3
EDU 781/LIS 765 Technology for Leaders 3
Special Topics: In-Depth Studies of Technology Innovation

Choose two from the following:

Course # Course Title Credits
EDU 782/LIS 738 Technology in STEM 3
EDU 783/LIS 739 Online/Blended Learning 3
EDU 784/LIS 746 Teaching and Learning in a 1:1 Bring Your Own Device Environment 3
EDU 785/LIS 747 3-D Printing 3
EDU 786/LIS 741 Gaming in Education 3
EDU 787/LIS 742 Video Production 3
EDU 788/LIS 751 Data Management Systems 3
EDU 789/LIS 753 Internet Fundamentals and Design 3
EDU 790/LIS 768 Social Media and Emerging Technologies 3
EDU 791/LIS 743 Assistive Technology 3