Endorsement, Instructional Technology Specialist

School of Education & Human Development


Degree: Endorsement

Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes

The Instructional Technology Specialist endorsement program will prepare you to meet the requirements from the Colorado Department of Education for an added Instructional Technology Specialist endorsement to your current teaching license.

Application​ deadlines

Rolling Admission

Program Details

Interest Categories: Education & Counseling

Campus: CU Denver

Designed for elementary or secondary educators interested in obtaining an Instructional Technology Specialist endorsement. This path to teacher leadership develops in-depth understanding of how to manage an innovation lab, technology lab, maker studio, or classroom with emerging learning technologies in partnership with colleagues in relationship to open digital education, digital citizenship, critical digital pedagogy and effective online teaching and learning strategies.

For endorsement plans of study, please go to our Student Resources page and click on LDT Plans of Study.

Sample Courses

  • INTE 5300 - Media Literacy & Digital Citizenship3 credits
  • INTE 5360 - Critical Digital Pedagogy3 credits
  • INTE 6999 - Leadership for Technology Innovation3 credits
  • INTE 7100 - Professional Learning and Technology3 credits
Course Catalog

Recommended Completion Time:18 months

Required Credits for Completion:24

Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines

We practice "rolling admission" and after your application is complete, we strive to notify you of your admission status in no more than two to three weeks.

The following deadlines are firm, early submissions are encouraged.

Fall Semester: June 1

Spring Semester: November 1

Summer Semester: April 1

Application Requirements

  • 3 recommendation letters
  • Official Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • If applying for an endorsement, proof of teaching license or special services license is required
  • Resume/CV
  • Written Statement: Describe your interest in the program, your special strengths, and the goals you hope to achieve through your work in the program
  • $50.00 application fee
  • International Applicants only: Proof of English Language Proficiency (International applicants should review the following information regarding English language proficiency)
  • Admissions Interview: An interview may be required as part of the admissions process. If so, applicants will be contacted with more details.

For more information, email education@ucdenver.edu or call 303-315-6300.

Additional Information

To complete the Instructional Technology Specialist endorsement, you will need reliable high-speed Internet access from home. Faculty and students use web-based applications to complete coursework. For more information, visit CU Online's technical requirements page.