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Instructional Technology Specialist (K-12)

License-only program for Initial teacher license (K-12), on campus program

Provide technology coaching, mentoring, and leadership for your school.

Earn an Instructional Technology license and become a specialist who works directly with PreK-4 students and mentors teachers and other members of your K-12 school community. You'll learn how to adopt and integrate educational technologies that will boost student learning, while discovering how digital literacy and computer science can enhance the curriculum. You'll also co-construct your education with your faculty to learn the relevant skills and expertise to help all students succeed.

You'll explore the power of digital media in the classroom; "making," or learning through doing; robotics; and computer science. You'll learn to assess student learning, and exploring different models and strategies that foster a culture of inclusive learning opportunities. Inspire collaboration and participation in professional learning communities, and support culturally responsive practices in a 21st-Century digital context. And you'll end your program with an immersive student teaching experience, where you can put theory into practice.

Come study with dedicated faculty at the place that educates more teachers than any other place in New England. You'll benefit from the reputation of a school with exceptional programs in Massachusetts, where school principals prefer to hire Lesley graduates and believe they're the most prepared for the classroom. (Source: Radius Global Market Research, 2017)

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Program Structure

Full-time or part-time on-campus program

24 Credits
Remote Learning for Fall 2021 On-Campus Programs

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff come first. Due to COVID-related campus restrictions in Fall 2021, we are offering the on-campus version of this program remotely, in 15-week face-to-face courses that have been moved online for now. Please note that a few selected courses may offer an on-campus or HyFlex option. Instruction is a combination of asynchronous and synchronous. Any program courses that were previously fully online will still be taught in 8-week terms with asynchronous instruction.

Whatever the delivery mode, you'll get the same careful attention and support from our dedicated faculty and staff.

Please contact luadmissions@lesley.edu if you have any questions.

Gain skills and expertise
Our Instructional Technology Specialist program will prepare you to:
Average salary for teachers in Massachusetts (2019), according to the National Education Association.
Superintendents and other hiring managers across Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, reporting that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one. (Source: Radius Global Market Research)
Top Schools
Massachusetts ranks as the best state to be a teacher, with some of the highest performing schools and best salaries in the country, according to US News.
Faculty Sue Cusack
Sue Cusack
Sue is a member of the educational technology faculty and director of the STEAM Learning Lab and makerspace. She is an advocate of using technology to facilitate meaningful, inclusive, and culturally responsive learning opportunities. In 2017, Sue was appointed by the Superintendent of Cambridge Public Schools to sit on the Cambridge STEAM Advisory Committee.
The degree employers are looking for.
Lesley graduates go on to rewarding careers in public and private schools, charter schools, and beyond. That's because our programs are ranked #1 for preparing teachers with the skills Massachusetts employers are seeking, including:
Important Licensure Information

All Lesley University educator licensure programs comply with current Massachusetts educational requirements, as specified. In addition, Massachusetts participates in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement, which makes it possible for an educator to have their Massachusetts license/s recognized across the United States. Depending on your professional goals, where you reside or plan to teach, and the licensure structures that exist within that state, there are diverse pathways to licensure that may be relevant. In accordance with Lesley University’s institutional participation in SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement) and with federal regulations, Lesley University strongly encourages prospective applicants who intend to pursue licensure in a state other than Massachusetts review the Lesley University Licensure and Credentialing page for more information.

Graduate Educational/Instructional Technology Programs


Total approximate cost for this license-only program.
Instructional Technology Specialist (K-12)
  • Tuition
    Online Tuition: $650/credit x 15
    On-Campus Tuition: $850/credit x 9
  • Fees
    Field Experience Fee
    Registration Fees
    Map ePortfolio Fee
    Technology Fees
    Practicum Fee
    Activity Fee
    Materials Fees
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

Review all graduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

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Approximate cost for this license-only program. Tuition and fees are for the 2021-2022 academic year.
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