Information Technology, Graduate Endorsement

Graduate Endorsement in Information Technology

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 30
    Credits
  • $315.00
    In-State
  • $444.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

The online Information Technology, Graduate Endorsement is designed for individuals who are interested in the computer science aspect of instructional technology. 

The Information Technology Graduate Endorsement focuses on:

  • Teaching methodologies
  • Programming techniques
  • System administration skills

This program will provide a strong foundation for individuals who are working in:

  • Information technology areas related to schools
  • Multimedia
  • Web design specialists
  • Individuals interested in more of a technology focus area of instruction
  • Business professionals who train or support end-users

For certified teachers, this track will lead to a supplemental endorsement in Information Technology, which allows recipients to teach programming and web design courses in K-12 schools. For non-teachers, this track does not lead to the initial teaching certificate but it does allow for flexibility in course selection and inclusion of additional computer science and information technology courses.

All the classes that are taken for the Information Technology track apply towards the Instructional Technology, MS Ed with a concentration in Instructional Technology degree.

More about the Instructional Technology, MS Ed program:

The University of Nebraska at Kearney also offers the Instructional Technology, MS Ed. Concentration areas within the degree program allow students to customize their program to their professional needs. 

Concentrations include: 

  • Information Technology
  • Instructional Technology
  • Leadership in Instructional Technology
  • School Librarian

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A Bachelor's degree

  2. 2.75 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. A license/certificate required

    Teacher Certification

  4. Official transcripts from all previous schools

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Complete and submit the online application for admission .
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee.

Courses You’ll Take

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
TE 805P or TE 886POverview of Assistive Technology or Technology Tools for Teachers3
TE 805P: This course examines the applications of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities as it relates to teaching and learning. Existing research with students with special needs will be reviewed and new applications of existing and developing technology will be explored. TE 886P: This course will focus on using technologies in an instructional environment with an emphasis on ethical, human, legal and social issues, methods and skills appropriate to planning and designing learning environments, and instructional management methodologies using appropriate materials, methods, resources and curricula for integrating technology.
TE 810Design and Development of Instruction3
This course deals with the principles of instructional design and how to apply these principles in instructional development projects. The course utilizes a systems approach to the instructional design process by focusing on a series of interrelated procedures and techniques to design, develop, implement, and evaluate instruction for diverse learners.
TE 868Copyright, Fair Use and Ethics3
This course focuses on the ethical use of copyrighted material and Fair Use Guidelines as they relate to education and business training.
CSIT 834PInformation Technology Teaching Methods3
Prereq: TE 810 or TE 870 or TE 886P or instructor permission This course will include information technology curriculum development and instruction, with a focus on applying programming concepts to K-12 education. Intended only for Teachers. Cannot be applied toward any other Computer Science and Information Technology Major or Minor.
CSIT 858PComputer Security3
Prereq: CSIT 848P* or instructor permission This course provides an overview of security issues associated with the development and deployment of information systems. Topics include authentication, encryption, firewalls, security standards and protocols, attack prevention, detection, and recovery.
TE 805P or TE 886PTechnology Tools for Teachers or Overview of Assistive Technology3
TE 805P: This course examines the applications of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities as it relates to teaching and learning. Existing research with students with special needs will be reviewed and new applications of existing and developing technology will be explored. TE 886P: This course will focus on using technologies in an instructional environment with an emphasis on ethical, human, legal and social issues, methods and skills appropriate to planning and designing learning environments, and instructional management methodologies using appropriate materials, methods, resources and curricula for integrating technology.
TE 805P or TE 886PSelect one: Overview of Assistive Technology or Technology Tools for Teachers3
Overview of Assistive Technology (TE 805P): This course examines the applications of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities as it relates to teaching and learning. Existing research with students with special needs will be reviewed and new applications of existing and developing technology will be explored. Technology Tools for Teachers (TE 886P): This course will focus on using technologies in an instructional environment with an emphasis on ethical, human, legal and social issues, methods and skills appropriate to planning and designing learning environments and instructional management methodologies using appropriate materials, methods, resources and curricula for integrating technology.
TE 886PTechnology Tools for Teachers3
This course is a general introductory course for using computers and other technology to promote student learning. Students will learn how to integrate computer-based instruction programs into their curriculum and be introduced to electronic library and other on-line resources. In addition, students will investigate other current hardware and software technologies for use in teaching and learning.
TE 891Field Experiences in Instructional Technology3
This course will provide field experiences for students pursuing the instructional technology program. Basis of the experience will be decided upon between the student and the advisor.
TE 868Copyright, Fair Use and Ethics3
This course focuses on the ethical use of copyrighted material and Fair Use Guidelines as they relate to education and business training.
CSIT 848PSystem Administration 3
This course provides an overview of how to manage a server and its users. Topics include but not limited to installing server operating system, creating user and group accounts, setting up policies, adding and configuring devices and drivers, managing data storage, setting up security evaluating performance, trouble shooting and virtualization.
TE 825PDatabase Systems3
This course is a comprehensive study of multi-user database concepts. The relational model and relational database management systems along with proper database design will be emphasized. The normalization process and the various normal forms will be covered. Internet database applications are introduced. SQL will serve as the standard language for database manipulation. Several current database management systems will be introduced and will serve as the sample DBMSs for implementation of the course material.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$315.00
Fees
$56.25
Total
$371.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$945.00
Fees
$168.75
Total
$1113.75

Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$444.00
Fees
$56.25
Total
$500.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1332.00
Fees
$168.75
Total
$1500.75
About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall SemesterJul 02
  • Spring SemesterNov 11
  • Summer SessionApr 11
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