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Are you ready to advance your knowledge of emerging technology, enhance your students’ success and move ahead in your career? Our Computer Education license prepares teachers to broaden their awareness of computer-based education and digital resources.

License Requirements

The Computer Education license program at IU Southeast offers interested candidates an opportunity to become school technology coach. A teacher may be licensed after completing 15 hours and passing the required state exams. Kentucky teachers need to complete the 24-hour program to be eligible for a Rank 1.

Required Courses

For a computer education license in Indiana, candidates must: complete 15 credit hours of the following required course work:

This program includes 5 graduate level courses

Course Requirements for Indiana License
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-R 505 Workshop in Instruction Systems Technology: Multimedia in Instructional Design 3
EDUC-R 531 Computers in Education 3
EDUC-W 506 Using the Internet in K-12 Classrooms 3
EDUC-W 520 Technical Issues in Computer-Based Education 3
EDUC-W 540 Computer-Based Teaching Methods 3

For a computer education license in Kentucky, candidates must: complete 24 credit hours of the following required course work:

Course Requirements for Kentucky License
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-R 531 Computers in Education 3
EDUC-R 505 Workshop in Instruction Systems Technology: Multimedia in Instructional Design 3
EDUC-W 506 Using the Internet in K-12 Classrooms 3
EDUC-W 520 Technical Issues in Computer-Based Education 3
EDUC-W 540 Computer-Based Teaching Methods 3
EDUC-W 505 Professional Development Workshop: Virtual Field Trips 3
EDUC-W 505 Professional Development Workshop: Programming in the Classroom 3
CHOOSE ANY 3 COURSES OF THE 4 MENTIONED BELOW:
EDUC-W 505 Professional Development Workshop: Digital Resources in the Teaching of Literacy 1
EDUC-K 590 Independent Study or Research in Education: Methods of High Incidence - RTI in Mathematics Instruction 1
EDUC-K 590 Independent Study or Research in Education: Methods of High Incidence - RTI in Literacy Instruction 1
EDUC-K 590 Independent Study or Research in Education: Methods of High Incidence - RTI in Behavor Interventions Instruction 1

Assessment Requirements for the Computer Education License

The performance-based assessment reviews candidate progress toward meeting standards at three points during the program. Check with the Graduate Advisor or License Advisor for most recent assessment evaluation rubrics. Petition for any exceptions should be approved and on file with the SOE Graduate Studies Director. Failure to do so could result in delays or discontinuation of program completion.

Major Specific Requirements

Students enrolled in the M.S.Ed. program are required to take 9 credit hours (3 courses) from the Education Content Component (refer to course list above.)

Upgrade to a master's degree

You can choose to add your computer education license to your M.S.Ed. degree, and/or you can add/take those courses while you are pursuing your M.S.Ed. degree.

Admission Process

  • All candidates are required to pass the Licensure specific computer competency test.
  • Candidates are responsible for; access and installation of adequate computer hardware, required IUWare software, and other course specific free applications.
  • Candidates must be familiar with and have access to a broadband Internet connection at home, work, or at IU Southeast in order to complete coursework and maintain communication with their instructors.
  • Candidates are responsible for adjusting their personal schedules to complete requirements.
  • Candidates can take W540 only after having completed all other licensure courses successfully.

A two-year gap in coursework will require a new application for re-admission into any graduate program, and a mandatory meeting with a program advisor. The re-admitted candidate must then comply with any new program requirements, if any.

The Computer Education License program features a rolling application process.

  1. Attend a mandatory program advising session (in person, through the phone, or at a general advising session).
  2. Complete online application. A $40 application fee is assessed when applying to program. If a previous application fee was paid the fee should be waived. To determine if fee is to be waived, please contact Mary Ann Wild, Records Specialist, at mwild@ius.edu or (812) 941-2388.
  3. On the Uploads Tab, upload a personal statement that identifies your academic goals, career objectives and why you are applying to this program. Please also upload a copy of current teaching license or statement of eligibility. (Emergency license not acceptable.)
  4. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed at institutions other than an IU school.

Please send all completed materials to:

IU Southeast School of Education
Mary Ann Wild, Records Specialist
Hillside Hall 108A
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150

Graduate admission application deadlines:

  • Summer Session 1: Rolling application. Review up until ten days before the term begins.
  • Summer Session 2: Rolling application. Review up until ten days before the term begins.
  • Fall: Rolling application. Review up until ten days before the term begins.
  • Spring: Rolling application. Review up until ten days before the term begins.

Advising

For individual advising for the Computer Education license, please contact Dr. Gary Pinkston, or Nicole Owens Wilson.

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Gary Pinkston Ed.D.

Associate Professor
Educational Technology Instructor
Computer Licensure Coordinator

Hillside Hall 0004
Phone: (812) 941-2183
gpinksto@ius.edu

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Nicole Owens Wilson

Undergraduate and Graduate Licensing Advisor
School Placement Advisor

Hillside Hall 108D
Phone: (812) 941-2593
wilsonno@ius.edu

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