Campbell University School of Education has announced an add-on licensure in instructional technology to begin Fall 2019. This is a flexible blended program that welcomes licensed teachers of all grade levels (K-12) and areas of concentration to include core content, elective curricula, special education and career and technical education.
The program seeks to promote leadership, innovation, active learning, digital literacy and cybersecurity.
“In today’s modern learning environment, lecture-style teaching can sometimes be a barrier for digital learners,” said Terrie Bethea-Hampton, assistant professor of education.“It’s a graduate program that provides educators with a repertoire of current and innovative content material relevant to the 21st-century digital learners.”
The courses offered in the program actively engage students, promote student-focused teaching, and seek to keep pace with current trends in classroom technology. Participants of the program will be able to collaborate with like-minded professionals. The IT license offers an array of possibilities associated professional development for the classroom teacher to broaden their knowledge in curriculum strategies and instructional design. The courses within the curriculum will provide opportunities to explore a variety digital tools, platforms and simulated environments.
“The IT licensure program will have an explicit focus on adopting innovative strategies in pedagogy and andragogy,” said Interim Dean Sam Engel.
The newly implemented Instructional Technology add-on licensure program plan is multi-faceted:
- to offer a flexible schedule that will meet the needs of the non-traditional student
- to assist educators in building a repertoire of active learning strategies
- to provide educators with an introductory to IT
- to increase awareness surrounding cybersecurity
- to provide foundations in technology procurement and grant writing
- to promote digital literacy and fluency
- to increase community and stakeholder knowledge of IT
- to explore and expose students to current research in IT
- to promote reflective practices
Participants may enter the program during the Fall or Spring of an academic year. The ideal candidate for this program should possess an interest in educational technology, administration or related backgrounds.
Additionally, educators are also encouraged to explore the various job opportunities associated with a licensure in instructional technology to include instructional designer, building technology facilitator and technology coordinator.