Technology Integration Specialist

Introduction (video) to the Technology Integration Specialist program


With schools moving forward with technology initiatives there is a systemic need for training and leadership. The Technology Integration Specialist professional certificate program is intended to create a pipeline of teacher-leaders in K-12 schools to effectively, systematically and intentionally integrate technology into curriculum, instruction, and assessment, in collaboration with administrators and teachers, with a focus on establishing a capacity for shared leadership through instructional coaching and professional learning communities and building sustainable change.

In order to meet the growing need for technology leaders in the K-12 schools, this program will offer current classroom teachers an opportunity to develop the skills necessary to effectively and intentionally integrate technology into curriculum, instruction and assessment. Students will use the leadership and technology training from this program to conduct ongoing technology integration professional development at their own schools, in addition to serving as an accessible resource in the curricular integration of emerging technologies.

Who Should Participate

Teachers in the Los Angeles area who meet the following minimum program criteria are invited to apply to this professional certificate program: 

  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional learning and openness to feedback and critical conversations that transform instructional practices and technology integration
  • Must be currently teaching
  • Possess a minimum of three years classroom teaching experience with demonstrated student achievement
  • Candidate must be recommended by the principal
  • Teaching Credential or Master's Degree

Program Benefits

Teacher leaders that complete the certificate program will meet the following standards:

  • Inspire and participate in the development and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive integration of technology to promote excellence and support transformational change throughout the instructional environment
  • Assist teachers in using technology effectively for assessing student learning, differentiating instruction, and providing rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experiences for all students
  • Create and support effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students
  • Conduct needs assessments, develop technology-related professional learning programs, and evaluate the impact on instructional practice and student learning
  • Model and promote digital citizenship
  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in content, pedagogical and technological areas as well as adult learning and leadership and continuously deepen their knowledge and expertise

General Information

Course and program requirements, schedules and tuition are subject to change; and additional fees may be incurred for books and materials. Click here to review all policies prior to enrollment. For additional information, contact LMU Extension at (310) 338-1971 or extension@lmu.edu, or contact the program facilitators directly (listed below under 'Faculty').

  • Registration + Fees

    Begins: June 25, 2016. Applications due May 15, 2016 (see below).

    Tuition: $8,500

    Application Required
    You are invited to apply for the next cohort of the Technology Integration Specialist program. Below are the three components of the application for the program, all due by 11:59 PM PST on May 15, 2016. Applicants will be notified of decisions no later than May 18.

    1. Create a two-minute video of yourself, introducing who you are and why you're looking to be a part of the program. You should be able to mention what school you are currently working at, your current position, as well as a bit about your academic and professional background in the first minute. The second minute of the video should be an "elevator pitch" as to why you're looking to be a part of the program and be supported in leading the use of technology at your school. Videos should be uploaded to YouTube. You can use whatever tool you'd like to make the video, including iMovie, Screencast-O-Matic or QuickTime, or even YouTube itself to make the video! Be creative, as the only constraints are the time (no more than two minutes) and general content (first minute should be about you and your background, and the second minute is your chance to pitch why you're looking to be a part of the program.) Please upload the video as an unlisted video to YouTube, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive or similar web storage, and e-mail the shareable link along with items 2 and 3 of the application. Also, please do not include students in your video.

    2. A letter of interest/personal statement of no more than one to two pages demonstrating your commitment to ongoing professional learning and explaining your interest in technology integration specialization.

    3. A letter of recommendation from your current principal (or equivalent supervisor) that speaks to your potential for leadership at the school site and current/anticipated structures at the school that will facilitate teacher leadership.

    All application materials should be sent via e-mail to this address: techcert@lmu.edu. If you have any questions about the application components and process, please feel free to reach out via e-mail. Applicants will be notified of decisions no later than May 18. We look forward to your applications!

    • Upon acceptance into the program, unofficial transcripts and a site participation agreement will be required.
  • Schedule

    This program is comprised of four courses held in sequence during the Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters.  These are hybrid courses; students will meet both in-class and online (as outlined below).

    TISX 801 Schedule
    Saturday Meetings, 9a-1p
    June 27-August 5, 2016
    (No classes July 2)

    TISX 803 Schedule
    Tuesday Meetings, 4:30-8:30p
    August 29-December 9, 2016
    This course will be hybrid and will not meet every week. Dates TBD.

    TISX 804 Schedule
    Tuesday Meetings, 4:30-8:30p
    January 9-April 28, 2017
    This course will be hybrid and will not meet every week. Dates TBD.

    TISX 802 Schedule
    Course meets online only
    May 15-June 23, 2017

    Location
    LMU Westchester Campus
    1 LMU Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    -and-
    Online (as indicated above)

  • Faculty
  • Course Requirements

    Students must complete a total of 15.0 semester hours in coursework with a letter grade of 'B-' or higher in each course to receive a certificate of completion. Please refer to the course catalog for required text, class meeting location, and other general information.

    Coursework: TISX 800 -or- TISX 801, 802, 803, and 804

  • Course Descriptions

    TISX 801
    Emerging Technologies in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment I

    3.5 Semester Hours

    This course is designed to give teacher leader candidates an overview of emerging digital technology that impacts curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Through study and analysis of the landscape of educational technology, teacher candidates will engage in reflection and practice of applying cutting-edge pedagogy and resources within current and progressive frameworks for teaching and learning, including using technology effectively for assessing student learning and providing rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experiences for all students.

    TISX 802
    Emerging Technologies in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment II
    3.5 Semester Hours

    In this course, teacher leader candidates build on content and pedagogical knowledge to begin the transition to strategic leadership of technology integration. In addition to expanding study and analysis of educational technology, with a specific focus on differentiating instruction and modeling digital citizenship, candidates will learn how to strategically assess school technology needs, chart a path for growth, and evaluate the efficacy of school-level technology implementation. Prerequisite: Emerging Technologies in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment I

    TISX 803
    Instructional Coaching and Professional Learning for Technology Integration I
    3.5 Semester Hours

    Teacher leaders who inspire and motivate their colleagues to thoughtfully and purposefully integrate technology into their curriculum. This course is designed for candidates to build authentic and trusting relationships, through empathy and respect. Candidates will learn how to be a transformative coach for adult learners: able to establish effective relationships with colleagues, committed to leading courageous conversations with colleagues, able to co-design and co-implement effective digital instruction to increase colleagues’ learning, and model and facilitate informed decision-making while keeping students as the center of focus. Prerequisite: Emerging Technologies in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment II

    TISX 804
    Instructional Coaching and Professional Learning for Technology Integration II
    4.5 Semester Hours

    Teacher leaders who inspire, engage, and lead their colleagues in professional learning communities. In this course, candidates will design, plan, and implement a learning environment that is based on cooperative planning, constant collaboration, close unity, communication, and sincere sharing. Candidates will collaborate within the context of interdependence where colleagues support each other in learning, risk-taking, innovation, and change and develop trust through mutual involvement, access to technology, and sharing in decisions, successes and failures within a professional learning community for teachers. Prerequisite: Instructional Coaching and Professional Learning for Technology Integration I