Instructional Technology Specialist Certification

  • The Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) Certification is an advanced certification issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. ITS personnel serve as instructional technology specialists in schools, school districts, and intermediate units to assist school faculty and administrators to learn to use technology and incorporate technology into their teaching.

    The ITS certification is not a teaching certification; a separate certification is required to teach K-12 students in Pennsylvania public schools.

    Program Requirements

    1. Complete the entire Master of Arts program in Adult Education and Communications Technology, including all required classes.
    2. Obtain Act 34 and 151 clearances.
    3. Complete an approved internship in a school or intermediate unit.
    4. Submit all forms and fees required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
    5. Take and pass the PPST Praxis I test for reading, writing, and mathematics.