Endorsement, Instructional Technology Specialist


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.

The Program at a Glance

School: School of Education & Human Development Campus: CU Denver Classroom: Online and on campus classes Recommended completion time: 18 months Credits required for completion: 24 Application deadline: Rolling decision

The Details

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.

Admissions Requirements

Application Deadlines

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 Requirements

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.