Ed Tech Specialist Certification

Teachers, earn an additional certification as an Educational Technology Specialist without having to earn another Master's Degree!

The Educational Technology Specialist Certification Pathway: Additional Classroom Teaching Certificate courses are designed for teachers who hold a valid New York State Teaching Certificate and wish to earn Educational Technology Specialist Certification without having to earn an additional degree. Teachers can take these courses for professional development without going for certification. Candidates for certification must meet certain Content Core requirements and must also meet any non-coursework requirements, such as the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and fingerprint clearance, as specified.

Candidates for certification must meet certain Content Core requirements and must also meet any non-coursework requirements, such as the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and fingerprint clearance, as specified.

Ten (10) graduate credit courses (30 credits) are offered in the program to assist teachers in meeting the Content course requirements. New York State may accept up to 6 credits of educational technology course work from previous undergraduate or graduate courses. 

Click here for a list of the courses in the program and the course descriptions. Please note that as of Fall, 2018 our course numbers will be changing from a 3 number system to a four number system. For example: EDU 508 will become EDU 5300 as of the Fall, 2018 semester.

None of the courses in the program have any prerequisites. Therefore, the courses can be taken in any order and you can take as many or as few courses as you would like to take at a time. You can start the program at any time.

Since this is a pathway to certification and does not lead to a degree, you must go to the NYS Office of Teaching Initiatives web page and file for Educational Technology Specialist certification. Do this as soon as possible - even before you enroll in any courses! You will be notified of anything additional you need to take or any missing requirements.

Please click here for the New York State requirements for the Educational Technology Specialist Certification Pathway: Additional Classroom Teaching Certificate (must hold a valid certificate).

Schedule
All of the courses offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters will be given in a hybrid format with 15 hours of in-class instruction, 15 hours of online work and additional assignments that will require teachers to use strategies and research concepts learned in class and online that would necessitate a minimum of an additional 15 hours to complete satisfactorily, for a total of 45 contact hours of instruction for each 3-credit course.

Courses are offered starting at our Rockville Centre  campus. Each course will be offered on 3 Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. -2:05 p.m., over a period of 4-6 weeks. However, additional locations, including  our Suffolk Center campus located in East Farmingdale, a site in Manhattan and additional sites at various school districts will be offered starting in the Fall, 2018 semester based upon need. Please see, "Information Session", listed below.

Fall 2018 Schedule

The following courses have been  scheduled to be held at the Rockville Centre campus this upcoming fall. However, additional courses and schedules are planned to be offered in Rockville Centre and at additional sites in the future based upon feedback that we receive at Information Sessions that will be offered throughout the year. The schedule is as follows:

Fall 2018
- EDU 5303.01 (formerly EDU 529), Assessment Tools in Educational Technology; 3 Saturdays, 9/15, 9/29, 10/13; 8:30 a.m. -2:05 p.m., RVC campus
- EDU 5304.02 (formerly EDU 534), Educational Website Design and Video Integration, Distance Learning, Blended and Virtual Schools; 3 Saturdays, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17; 8:30 a.m. -2:05 p.m., RVC campus
- EDU 5230.04 (formerly EDU 527), Instructional Applications of the Internet - Integrating Digital Age Tools Into Instruction, Classroom Management, Communication, and Collaboration; 3 Saturdays, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17; 8:30 a.m. -2:05 p.m., RVC campus  

Application and Registration Process
The program does not have traditional deadline dates because courses are offered throughout the year and they do not follow a semester schedule. There are no defined overall start and end dates for the program. The application and registration process is rather simple because you are not applying for a Molloy degree. There is an online application that you need to complete, but that is for information purposes only. Everyone is accepted as long as you are a NY certified teacher. There is no application fee and GREs are not required. If you are enrolling in the program for the first time, it will take a few days to process your application online.  You will be emailed a user name and password and then you just go into our online registration system and register for the particular course(s) that you wish to take at that time.

You should register at least a week before the course start date at the latest in order to register for the first time. After that you can register up until the day before the class, but then you run the risk that a course could be full- our courses do close.

Click here for the registration proceedures and to register for courses. The online registration process differs if you are a continuing student or if you are a new student. Tuition is due at the time of registration. You can use MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or ACH check to pay for the course (please pay at the time of  registration or you will be dropped as soon as you come out of the system, even if you have "reserved" the course).

Tuition
Each course in the program is offered at $900 per 3-credit graduate course. This is a discounted tuition rate. Tuition is normally about $3,800 per 3-credit graduate course. The tuition is off-set by a professional development scholarship that is given to those teachers who already possess a master's degree, possess a valid New York State Teaching Certificate and are not pursuing a master's degree with Molloy College. Students and teachers who are pursuing a master's degree at Molloy College are not eligible to enroll in the TESOL Certification Pathway Cohort classes.

Requirements
Please click here for the New York State requirements for the Educational Technology Specialist Certification Pathway: Additional Classroom Teaching Certificate (must hold a valid certificate).

Please click here to download the Molloy course descriptions for the Educational Technology Specialist Certification.

Please note: Your transcripts can only be evaluated online through the TEACH system, 518.474.3901. It is your responsibility to make sure that all requirements for certification have been met.

CTLE Credit
Each 3-credit graduate course is approved for 45 hours of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE). Click here for more information on the new CTLE requirements.

Information Session
An Information session for the program will be held as follows:

- Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at our Rockville Centre campus located at 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571 in Siena Hall, Room 105. One session will be held from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. and another session will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. It is not necessary to attend both sessions. To RSVP online to the session please click here or contact Louis Cino at 516-323-3549 or by email: lcino@molloy.edu.

Representatives from Molloy will explain the requirements for the Educational Technology Specialist Certification Pathway, the courses offered and the possible scheduling options for the coursework. We will also seek your feedback on your desired schedule and future locations of the courses. It is not necessary to bring anything to the session, including your transcripts. To RSVP online to the session please click here or contact Louis Cino at 516-323-3549 or by email: lcino@molloy.edu.

Further Information
For further information please contact Louis Cino at 516-323-3549 or email him at: lcino@molloy.edu.