The purpose of the TCEA Technology/IT Director certification program is to provide a venue for educators who wish to become, or already are, district-level technology or IT directors. The emphasis will be on developing strategic leadership skills, as well as the ability to provide effective and engaging educational technology experiences for both staff and students. Participants who successfully complete the certification requirements will be fully prepared to serve as a technology director or IT director in any school system, possessing the knowledge and skills to lead a district toward innovative, 21st-century technology use and educational achievement. Participants in the program are encouraged to join the CTOs and Technology Directors group for additional support, insight, and information in regards to current topics and issues related to the role of Technology Directors, IT Directors, and Chief Technology Officers.
Why Learn with TCEA?
- Our courses are streamlined for efficient and lasting learning.
- We share ideas and resources that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
- We also offer ideas and techniques based on years of experience in professional development, integrating educator feedback to always meet the needs of course participants.
Self-Paced Online Course
The Technology/IT Director Certification is a self-paced online program. In previous years, students were expected to attend scheduled webinars. In this new system, participants can begin anytime and go at their own speed throughout the program.
After you enroll, TCEA will send a welcome email outlining the course requirements, including a link to your individual portfolio website. You will receive a separate program invitation email from our LMS, which will let you access your sessions. The sessions are called modules and must be moved through in sequential order.
Participants have 12 months to complete the required course hours. Once your coursework, final project and/or portfolio are completed, your program coordinator will provide you with feedback. Upon successful completion of all requirements, you will receive a framed certificate.
Required Courses: 41 hours
Final Project: 8 hours