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 (3 credits each, 30 credits total) 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.  The ten (10) courses are:

- EDU 5300 - Foundations of Educational Technology     
- EDU 5301 - Analyzing Digital Media in Teaching and Learning           
- EDU 5302  - Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Methods In Educational Technology
- EDU 5230  - Instructional Applications of the Internet - Integrating Digital Age Tools into Instruction, Classroom Management, Communication, and Collaboration
- EDU 5303  - Assessment Tools in Educational Technology
- EDU 5304  - Educational Website Design and Video Integration, Distance Learning, Blended and Virtual Schools
- EDU 5305  - Mobile Learning and Teaching With Social Media For Educational Technology Courses       
- EDU 5306 - Assistive and Adaptive Technology for Students with Special Needs
- EDU 5307 - Adapting Technology for ELL and Culturally Diverse Students in Inclusive Classrooms
- EDU 5308 - Best Practices in Educational Technology Leadership

Please note that all of the courses are part of our graduate education master's degree program and the only difference in the coursework is that there are no requirements for field study or student teaching. NYS does not require teachers who are NYS certified to complete student teaching again when they are applying for additional certification.  The program is only open to teachers who are already NYS certified and have a master's degree.

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).

Practicum, Field study or Student Teaching
Under this pathway you are not required to do a practicum, field study or student teaching. NYS does not require teachers who are NYS certified to complete student teaching again when they are applying for additional certification. 

Schedule

Due to current face-to-face meeting restrictions all of the courses offered in this program will be offered fully online.  The courses will be taught using an online platform at Molloy called Canvas. Canvas is not taught in "real time", meaning students do not have to login at a specific time. Therefore, you do not have to attend at a given time. You can logon at any time to take the course. However, there will be assignments due on specific dates. Please see the "Canvas" link under the "explore" column for details on Canvas.

Fall 2020 Schedule of Classes (online only)

Molloy's online registration system is called Lion's Den. The Lion's Den web page for Professional Development courses can be found at: https://lionsden.molloy.edu/ICS/Professional_Development

Course #

Title Faculty Dates (Fully Online)
EDU 5230 04 InstrctAplntrnt DeCaires, Andrea 9/26/2020 - 10/24/2020
EDU 5300 02 FoundEd&Techno Esposito, Maria 11/7/2020 - 12/12/2020
EDU 5301 01 AnalyzeDigMedia Moroney, Rickey 11/14/2020 - 12/19/2020
EDU 5302 01 InterdiscEdTech Esposito, Maria 9/19/2020 - 10/17/2020
EDU 5304.02*  EdWebsite Design TBA 11/7/2020- 12/12/2020
EDU 5305.01* MobileLearn&Teach  TBA 9/19/2020- 10/17/2020
EDU 5307 01 AdptTchELLDivrs Pallatto, Danielle 9/16/2020 - 10/14/2020
EDU 5308 01 BestPrctEdTchLd DeCaires, Andrea 9/19/2020 - 10/17/2020


The spring 2021 schedule should be available in mid to late October and will be posted on this webpage. Spring 2021 registration will begin on October 26, 2020.

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 procedures and to register for courses. The online registration process differs if you are a continuing student or if you are a new student.

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.

Payment for Courses
You will not be able to pay at the time of registration. Instead you will be billed and bills are generally sent out once a month in the middle of the month. However, you may login to your account 1 full business day after you register to pay for your course(s). 
Visit Lion's Den (Molloy's registration system) at: https://lionsden.molloy.edu/ICS/Professional_Development/ and use your Username and Password to login. Click on the 'My Finance' tab and then click on 'My Account Info' to view your statement and pay your bill online. Payment can be made using: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or ACH check.
If you have any questions, contact the Office of the Bursar at 516.323.4100 or by email at: officeofthebursar@molloy.edu.

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 Sessions
Currently we have Zoom (virtual) office hours daily from 3 pm - 5 pm. Please email Alina R. Haitz to set up your appointment.

Further Information
For further information please contact Alina R. Haitz at: ahaitz@molloy.edu.