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PA Dept of Education Approves HU to offer the Instructional Technology Specialist certification

LTMS degree students in the Instructional Technology Specialist concentration will be eligible for the ITS certification after completion of their LTMS degree and concentration requirements.

PRLog - Aug. 2, 2012 - HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Learning Technologies Master of Science (LTMS) program at Harrisburg University of Science & Technology has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer the Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) K-12 certification.  

LTMS degree students in the Instructional Technology Specialist concentration will be eligible for the ITS certification after completion of their LTMS degree and concentration requirements (including an internship) and final review of their Instructional Technology Specialist ePortfolio.

The Instructional Technology Specialist certificate area includes the science involved in the application of knowledge and competency required for the use of instructional technology as it pertains to aiding staff/administration in educational school settings.  A person holding a valid PA certificate for Instructional Technology Specialist is qualified to provide technology information to district staff and administrators at grades K through 12.

Non-degree students can also receive the ITS certification through Harrisburg University by completing 24 credits, including an internship, and an Instructional Technology Specialist ePortfolio.

There are currently twenty-eight (28) LTMS graduate students pursuing the Instructional Technology Specialist certification in Harrisburg, at IU 12 in New Oxford, at IU 13 in Lancaster and through the E2C online format.

The LTMS program is an innovative, applied learning technologies program that provides students with immediate career benefits while preparing them for projected industry needs. The LTMS program is a part-time or full-time 36 semester hour program that provides students with leading edge approaches and skills to help them apply existing and emerging learning technologies in a variety of learning environments. The graduate program provides students with the knowledge and skills to:  

•Analyze performance improvement opportunities to determine appropriate solutions.

•Create engaging learning solutions to improve performance.

•Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of learning solutions.

•Play a role as a thought leader in the integration of technology to improve learning.

LTMS courses are offered in a traditional face-to-face classroom format in Harrisburg University’s 16-story Academic Center at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg, at one of four Intermediate Unit cohort locations in in Eastern or South Central Pennsylvania, or online in real-time by using the E2C format. The E2C format provides students with an online option to attend class and connect with fellow students and faculty at the University. E2C students attend at the same day/time as classroom learners, but can participate from any location

More information on the certification, the Learning Technologies Master of Science Program, and delivery options is found online at http://www.harrisburgu.edu/academics/graduate/learning-te...

Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania's need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email Connect@HarrisburgU.edu

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