A major in Instructional Technology or a minimum of 18 SH of instructional technology-related course work is required. The 18 semester hours are divided into two general categories – instructional courses and technology courses.
Instructional courses must be distributed in at least three of the following instructional areas: instructional design, distance education, integration of technology into curriculum, planning for technology, assessment of technology, technology and special needs, and staff development.
Technology courses must be distributed in at least three of the following technology areas: web and/or graphics design, contemporary programming languages, multimedia, digital video, internet in classroom, databases, and local and/or wide area networks in instructional settings.
A minimum of 24 SH in the field of career and vocational education or 12 SH in the field of career and vocational education with sufficient additional course work to qualify as a teacher of industrial arts, or business, or home economics, or career practicum, is required. Course work must include one course in career/vocational counseling or guidance.
Requires a Master's degree in education or curriculum and instruction; educational leadership; or core curriculum areas such as Math Education; Science Education; English Education; or Social Studies Education at the pre-kindergarten through 6th grade; middle school; or high school level is required. Degrees must be from an institution accredited by a regional accredited association. In addition, dual certification in two areas at the pre-kindergarten through 6th grade, middle school, or high school level is required. A minimum of 3 years of coaching or teacher leadership experience in a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school setting is also required.