Louisville, KY (10/14/2015) – The University of Louisville and the College of Education and Human Development are happy to announce that the Instructional Technology Endorsement (P-12) has joined their expanding repertoire of acclaimed online programs. This 100% online endorsement is based on the theory of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) and is structured to help educators expand their technological skill set, while successfully and appropriately integrating modern technology into P-12 classrooms. The Instructional Technology Endorsement (ITE) is the second teaching endorsement, along with the Classroom Reading Endorsement (CRE), to be offered fully online at the University of Louisville.
While the speed of advancements in modern technology can often be a challenge for educators as they strive to remain at the forefront of the 21st Century classroom environment, the online ITE program is designed to empower teachers through multifaceted, cutting edge technological training. This endorsement gives educators the thorough knowledge to embark upon efficiently introducing new technological tools to their P-12 classrooms.
With continual developments in digital culture, the ITE is relevant for educators of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, as focus is placed on the many benefits that new technology can bring to the P-12 classroom. Teachers of all levels are able to advance their knowledge of technological implementation to educate and inspire success in their own students via the most modern digital, web, and technology-based classroom tools.
With a 100% online format, the ITE offers connectivity and flexibility at the same time. The online course sessions are conducted synchronously, with predetermined course/meeting times, and recorded for easy asynchronous access, anytime and anywhere, to fit into the schedule of any working professional. This makes the online ITE an excellent choice for those teachers who are currently working in the field, and need scheduling flexibility for their pursuits of continuing education.
To be eligible for admission into the Instructional Technology Endorsement (P-12) program, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and hold a valid initial teacher certificate. The program may be completed as a standalone endorsement, or as part of either the University of Louisville’s Master of Education in Teacher Leadership, with emphasis in Instructional Technology, or the Rank I program for Kentucky educators.
The 100% online Instructional Technology Endorsement (P-12) brings new educational opportunities to the acclaimed lineup of online course offerings at the University of Louisville. It is a perfect program for motivated educators who are looking to increase their marketability, expand their skill set through dynamic technological knowledge for the 21st Century classroom, stand out within their fields and truly inspire future generations.
About UofL Online Learning
The University of Louisville (UofL) is a nationally recognized metropolitan research university with a commitment to the liberal arts and sciences and to the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of our diverse community of learners.
UofL Online Learning (www.louisville.edu/online) connects nontraditional students with learning opportunities that provide value to their professional advancement and personal development.
For more information, visit http://louisville.edu/online/programs/graduate-certificate-programs/instructional-technology-endorsement/
Laura Dorman, University of Louisville Office of Online Learning, 2301 S. 3rd Street, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus, Louisville, KY 40292; (502)627.0856; (800)871.8635; email@example.com.