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Special Endorsement in Computer Education (18079)
The Special Endorsement in Computer Education was established for partial or full-time school computer teachers or computer resource teachers for one or more schools. This is the recommended certification for the school level Technology Facilitator. Preparation for this position should provide educators extensive knowledge and skills to work with students and other teachers to use computers in the on-going instructional program, and to serve as a computer education leader for a school.
An individual with the Special Endorsement in Computer Education should have in-depth understanding of the competencies outlined in the ISTE Educational Computing and Technology Standards for Technology Facilitators.This individual may be identified by a variety of titles such as computer teacher, school computer coordinator, computer resource teacher, computer lab teacher, computer education specialist or instructional technology facilitator.
An individual with the Special Endorsement in Computer Education is eligible to work in a teacher position. The endorsement is awarded as an "A" license unless the individual also holds the Instructional Technology Specialist-Computers (077) license. Then, the endorsement is awarded at the "G" level.
Preparation for Obtaining the Special Endorsement
Eighteen semester hours of appropriate computer education or programming courses relevant to the ISTE Educational Computing and Technology Standards for Technology Facilitators.