The Computer Technology Endorsement program is intended for teachers who plan to teach computer applications or who want to assume technology coordinator positions in a school or at the district level.
This endorsement must be added to an existing teaching license and cannot be obtained independently as a separate licensure. You may work toward both a master’s degree and the endorsement by choosing the Computer Technology Endorsement Preparation concentration in the degree. If you already have a master’s degree in education or another appropriate field, you may be able to earn the endorsement with a 15 credit-hour program (see below).
Adding the Endorsement to Your Teaching License
In order to add the Computer/Technology Endorsement (#111770) to your Resident Educator or Professional Ohio teaching license, you must complete the Computer Technology Endorsement coursework and pass the Ohio Assessment Exam (OAE) in Computer/Technology. The Computer/Technology assessment contains two subtests: I (test code: 016) and II (test code: 017). Candidates must take and pass both subtests to qualify for an Ohio license in this field. You may take one or both subtests at one assessment appointment. For the OAE information, please visit: http://www.oh.nesinc.com
Upon successful completion of the endorsement coursework and OAE exam, students must complete the online “Licensure Pre-Application” found in the student portal. For instructions on how to navigate the Licensure Pre-Application process, please visit the Vacca Office of Student Services webpage “How to Apply for an Educator License”. Pay special attention to the section on “Add(ing) an Endorsement or Teaching Field to an existing license?”. You will need to upload a signed Plan of Study during this process unless you have already submitted one to the Office of Graduate Student Services (418 White Hall). Once you have successfully completed and submitted your Licensure Pre-Application, the online system will connect you directly with the Ohio Department of Education’s online licensure system where you will complete the process and make payment.
Master's Degree with Computer/Technology Endorsement
The master’s degree in Educational Technology with the Computer/Technology Endorsement is earned by pursuing the master’s degree with the Computer Technology Endorsement Preparation Concentration and gaining the appropriate experience in the Practicum. Be sure to discuss the program with your advisor and fill out the program of study to include the right courses.
Educational Technology - M.Ed. Program Requirements
Computer Technology Endorsement-Only Program
If you already have both teaching certification and a master’s degree in education or another appropriate field (discuss this with the program coordinator), you can add the Computer/Technology Endorsement by taking a smaller number of courses (15 credit hours), including a practicum and portfolio. Apply as a non-degree student and contact the program coordinator if you have any questions.