Computer/Technology Endorsement

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 Management of Educational Technologies specialization 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). 

The Computer/Technology Endorsement has received national accreditation from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the professional organization that reviews licensure programs for the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

In order to add the Computer/Technology Endorsement (#111770) to your 4-Year Resident Educator or 5-Year Professional Ohio teaching license, you must complete the Computer/Technology Endorsement coursework and pass the Ohio Assessment Exam (OAE). The Ohio Assessment Exam contains two subtests: I (test code: 016) and II (test code: 017), which are described below:

For any other 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 Management of Educational Technologies specialization 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 Core Requirements (12 credit hours):
ETEC 57427    Technology and Learning  (3 hrs.)
ETEC 57400    Trends in Educational Technology  (3 hrs.)
ETEC 57403    Instructional Design  (3 hrs)
ETEC 67420    Research Issues in Educational Technology  (3 hrs.)

Specialization Requirements (9 credit hours):
ETEC 67402    Managing School Technology Centers and Programs  (3 hrs.)
ETEC 67425    Managing Technological Change  (3 hrs.)
ETEC 67426    Managing School Technologies  (3 hrs.)

Required Culminating Experience (3 credit hours):
ETEC 67492    Practicum and Portfolio  (3 hrs.)

Electives (6 credit hours):
Choose additional courses and workshops with the approval of your advisor.


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 Computing/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.

Course Requirements (15 credit hours):
ETEC 57400    Trends in Educational Technology  (3 hrs.)
ETEC 67402    Managing School Technology Centers and Programs  (3 hrs.)
ETEC 67425    Managing Technological Change  (3 hrs.)
ETEC 67426    Managing School Technologies  (3 hrs.)
ETEC 67492    Practicum and Portfolio  (3 hrs.)

Download the Computer/Technology Endorsement-Only Program of Study (PDF)