University of Louisville
Instructional Technology Endorsement (P-12)
The Instructional Technology Endorsement online program is mainly designed for Kentucky teachers who want to develop and enhance their technological skill base and critically evaluate the need, validity and viability of instructional technologies appropriate for use in the P-12 classrooms.
Teachers often seek out this teaching endorsement program because it allows them to become experts in the development of their 21st Century Classroom. In particular, the area of Instructional Technology has grown from training focused on a very small segment of technology teachers looking at a specific skills set based upon specific software titles to a much larger focus of classroom teachers looking to enhance their instruction and outreach to their students
The Instructional Technology program is linked to national standards (ISTE). The program is solidly based upon the theory of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) that attempts to identify the nature of knowledge required by teachers for technology integration in their classroom, while addressing the complex, multifaceted and situated nature of teacher knowledge. The TPACK framework extends Shulman’s idea of Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Our curriculum is solidly linked to the UofL’s College of Education & Human Development framework of Inquiry, Action, and Advocacy and Kentucky Teacher Standards that apply to all P-12 teachers.
This endorsement is ideal for current teachers or those who have completed student teaching and are seeking a full-time teaching job. All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and a valid initial teacher certification to be eligible for the Instructional Technology Endorsement (P-12).
The Instructional Technology Endorsement (P-12) at UofL requires 15 credit hours for completion and it is offered 100% online. The Endorsement may be completed as a standalone program, or as part of the following programs:
- Master of Education in Teacher Leadership (with emphasis is Instructional Technology)
- Rank I program (Kentucky teachers only)
In order to prepare for adding the P-12 Instructional Technology Endorsement to your teaching license, you must have a 2.75 GPA, acceptance into the Graduate School of Studies, a letter of interest, and an interview with the Director of the Instructional Technology Department.
The online courses are available in either synchronous (predetermined times of day) or asynchronous (anytime, anywhere) sessions. The two course delivery options are designed to accommodate our students’ various learning styles and work/teaching schedules, so they can continue working while earning their endorsement.
Accreditation:Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 15
In State Tuition (per year): $714
Out State Tuition (per year): $714
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999