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Leadership in Instructional Technology, Graduate Endorsement

Graduate Endorsement

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Get the same diploma as on campus students

The online Leadership in Instructional Technology, Graduate Endorsement leads to a supplemental endorsement for the Nebraska Department of Education. It is designed to provide administrative and leadership skills in the use of technology in school settings.

In addition to developing instructional technology skills, students will develop:

  • Technology administration abilities. 
  • Professional development resource management skills. 
  • Leadership skills in the area of instructional technology for their school building or district.

For certified teachers, this track will lead to a supplemental endorsement in Leadership in Instructional Technology. 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 management and administrative technology courses. 

All the classes taken for the Leadership in Instructional Technology graduate endorsement apply towards the Master of Science in Education 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

This program is accredited by National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
This program has been ranked by US News and World Report for excellence in online education

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 enables maximum learning and because technology provides students with maximum access to education.

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's 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. 

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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
July 10
Spring Semester
November 10
Summer Session
April 10

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
TE 876 OR TE 866

Course Number:

Students choose either TE 876 Integration of Curriculum, Technology and Media Resources OR TE 866 Motivating the 21st Centrury Learner

TE 810Design and Development of Instruction3

Course Number: TE 810

This course focuses on 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. Formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards and use of resulting data to inform learning and teaching will be emphasized.

TE 868Copyright, Fair Use and Ethics3

Course Number: TE 868

This course focuses on the ethical use of copyrighted material and Fair Use Guidelines as they relate to education and business training.

TE 870Developing Web-based Portfolios3

Course Number: TE 870

This course will focus on planning, revising, and developing web-based working and academic portfolios. Tools such as web editors and image editing software will be used. Student will create a working portfolio to use during their academic programs.

TE 877Developing Web-based Educational Environments3

Course Number: TE 877

This course is for teachers and instructional technologists who wish to design, implement and evaluate learner-centered instructional environments. Students will create, implement and evaluate nonlinear, student-centered interactive web-based projects, based upon their students' assessed learning needs.

TE 878Leadership in Instructional Technology3

Course Number: TE 878

This course will provide students with the skills and tools necessary to be an effective, innovative instructional leader in the field of instructional technology. The constructivist perspective of building community leadership will be examined. Staff/faculty development, planning, using data-driven decision making and funding in instructional technology will be emphasized.

TE 880Management of Educational Technology3

Course Number: TE 880

This course is an in-depth study of the administration and leadership of technology in P-16 educational settings. Management of school facilities and resources, modeling and promotion of the effective use of technology for learning and use of educational technology research and best practices will be examined.

TE 882Teacher Development Training in Instructional Technology3

Course Number: TE 882

This course will produce leaders who are able to provide professional development training in instructional technology for P-16 educators. Students will work with contemporary instructional technology in a transcurricular setting. Students will learn how to train classroom teachers to integrate technology into the teachers' disciplines. A variety of learning and teaching strategies will be examined. The course will emphasize modeling and promotion of the effective use of technology for learning, designing appropriate integration learning opportunities for staff, adult learning styles and techniques, and formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards and use of resulting data to inform learning and teaching.

TE 891Field Experiences in Instructional Technology3

Course Number: TE 891

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.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $309.00
  • Fees: $56.25
  • Total: $365.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $927.00
  • Fees: $168.75
  • Total: $1095.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $435.00
  • Fees: $56.25
  • Total: $491.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1305.00
  • Fees: $168.75
  • Total: $1473.75
Note: Additional fees may be assessed based on the enrolled course. 

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What's it like to take a program online?

  • Quality learning experience

    The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

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