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Instructional Technology

The Instructional Technology Program resides in the Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education and includes a IT Specialist Certificate Program, a Masters of Science in Education and the Doctoral Program in Instructional Technology. Our courses are delivered in face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line modes.

The Masters of Science in Education in Instructional Technology provides participants with the necessary knowledge and hands-on experience to effectively integrate technology into their classroom and instruction. The Pennsylvania Instructional Technology Specialists Certification is awarded upon completion of the program.

Instructional Technology prepares you to:

  • Teach with technology in classrooms
  • Teach online
  • Support instructional technology as a technology coach
  • Work with faculty in higher education to blend technology and teaching
  • Teach in higher education after earning a doctoral degree
  • Support faculty and administrators as a member of a center for technology services
  • Become a corporate trainer

Visit our website to learn more about MSED in Instructional Technology

IT Specialist Certificate

Visit our website for instructions to obtain your PDE Certificate and to learn more about the IT Specialist Certificate Program.

Online Teaching Endorsement

What makes a good online instructor?

As an educator, your probably saw the changing landscape in terms of online instruction. Our four-course PDE Endorsement allows teachers to learn the aspects of what makes a quality online K-12 course, and how you as a teacher can help foster student development through a cyber community.

In our PDE Online Teaching Endorsement program, candidates will need to successfully pass up to four classes (12 credits) to be recommended for a PDE Endorsement. In the program, candidates will learn to develop instructional lesson plans, create active learning environments in an online world, assess student success.

If you are returning to Duquesne and you have completed GILT 512 - Design, GILT 513 - Development of Applications and GILT 518 - Assessment, you may have already completed 3 of the 4 courses necessary for the PDE Online Teaching Endorsement.

Contact Saundra Bondo (412.396.1995) to determine how many courses are needed to complete this endorsement.

Apply online at and submit official college transcripts from previous and current institutions.

Doctoral Program in IT and Leadership

Visit our website to learn more about the Doctoral Program in Instructional Technology and Leadership.