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Online Instructional Technology Endorsement (P-12)

The online instructional technology teaching endorsement (P-12) is ideal for Kentucky educators with a bachelor’s degree and a valid initial teacher certification who want to develop and enhance their technological pedagogy skills.

Offered by the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville, the Instructional Technology Endorsement prepares students to be better teachers by providing an opportunity to explore, develop and experience technologies that make learning more accessible and engaging in the classroom at all levels and for all ages. Maintain your marketability and gain valuable 21st century skills by learning to critically evaluate the need, validity and viability of instructional technologies within P-12 classrooms.

How Much Will I Pay?

Tuition & Aid    

Students enrolled solely in the non-degree endorsement program are not eligible to receive federal aid. Tuition rate does not include costs associated with a specific course or program, such as textbooks. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice.


  • Learn how technology can capture and enhance instructional content.
  • Develop a new understanding of how learning theories like constructivism, multiple intelligences, inquiry-based learning and project-based learning are enhanced through the use of technology.
  • Take advantage of the flexibility and convenience of 100% online classes, with the option to attend courses on-campus if it better fits your schedule.
  • Earn your endorsement as part of your Master of Education in Teacher Leadership or the Rank I program.
  • Complete the endorsement program within a year.
  • Attach your earned ITE endorsement to your Kentucky teaching certification.


* Check state authorizations for requirements in your state


Complete this program on your own time through fully online classes.

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Take 4 specialized courses and earn your ITE endorsement.

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The ITE endorsement can be completed in as little as 2 semesters.

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UofL offers a 25% Tuition Reduction for Teachers enrolling in approved teacher education programs.

Read the Q&A with Betty Hampton, Director of Graduate Services in the College of Education and Human Development at UofL.


Completion of this program sets you up to become an expert in instructional development of the 21st century classroom. Instructional Technology has grown significantly, from training focused on a small segment of technology teachers, to a specific skills set and specific software, to today’s much broader focus on classroom teachers looking to enhance their technology-infused instruction and outreach to students across various subjects.

The Instructional Technology teaching endorsement will expand the reach of your knowledge and prepare you to take on different roles within your institution or district. Additional career benefits and opportunities include:

  • Leadership roles and assignments
  • Career change or transitioning to teaching with technology
  • Advancement in current teaching field
  • Increased pay within current school district
  • Meeting current or future licensure, credential or certification requirements
  • Professional development, interest or enrichment

Preferred Application Deadline Term Start Date
August 1 Fall August
December 1 Spring January
April 1 Summer May/June

Note: We admit students on a rolling basis. The preferred deadlines help you complete the application process on time, be notified of acceptance and enroll before the term begins. We review applications as they become complete, and admit students for a specific term up to the day classes start. We recommend you work on and submit your complete application well in advance of the preferred deadline, as obtaining transcripts and other materials may take more time.

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete graduate application – select the Master of Education degree program*
  2. Submit signed code of ethics/technology statement, uploaded within the online application
  3. Submit $65 non-refundable application fee
  4. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  5. Check for Scholarships


Please have transcripts sent directly to:
School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

*Should you encounter any issues while completing the application form, please contact Betty Hampton, Director of Graduate Student Services, at 502.852.0411 or betty.hampton@louisville.edu.

Interested in pursuing a master's degree in Teacher Leadership?

Make sure to review the master’s program specific requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree earned from an accredited institution*
  • Valid Kentucky Teaching Certificate or statement of eligibility for candidates outside Kentucky
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) on 4.0 scale; minimum 3.0 GPA for graduate work

*See the Graduate School Transfer of Credit Policy for more information.

Out-of-state Applicants

Certified teachers outside Kentucky should be advised that we cannot guarantee the program will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state. As part of the admission process, we require a written statement confirming their interest in the program for personal development and that they understand the program is designed to meet Kentucky certification requirements only. For more information, please contact betty.hampton@louisville.edu.

If you live outside of the United States, be sure to view special requirements for international students.

For more information on the admission and application process, please contact our Online Learning Enrollment Counselors at 800.871.8635 or by email at online@louisville.edu.

Start Your Application

The online Instructional Technology Endorsement consists of 4 courses for a total of 12 credit hours. Our curriculum is aligned with UofL’s College of Education & Human Development framework of Inquiry, Action, and Advocacy and Kentucky Teacher Standards that apply to all P-12 teachers.

The Instructional Technology program is also linked to national education standards and based upon the theory of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK), which attempts to identify the nature of knowledge required by teachers for technology integration in their classroom, while addressing the complex, multifaceted and situated nature of teacher knowledge.

Core Courses

Course List Hours
EDAP 585 Intro to Education Technology; Integrating Technology Tools into Instruction 3
EDAP 587 Teaching and Learning Online 3
EDAP 688 Designing a Technology Integrated Curriculum 3
EDAP 690 Teaching with Multimedia Authoring Tools 3
Total 12


Sample Course Descriptions

    • What are the benefits of online learning?

      The biggest benefit of online learning is that you can work to earn your degree from your own home while raising a family, working full-time or experiencing particular life circumstances that make commuting to campus difficult or impossible.

    • How is the online program different than the one on-campus?

      At UofL you are taught by the same world-class faculty as our on-campus students. You read the same books, do many of the same assignments and earn the same degree. The biggest difference is that you are able to do it in your own time and in a way that best fits your learning and lifestyle.

    • I am on active duty. Can I take online classes at UofL?

      Yes! You can take online classes from anywhere in the world, provided you have consistent Internet access. UofL offers a tuition discount to all active-duty service members as well as to qualified veterans, Reserves and National Guard.

    • Will any of my undergrad or grad coursework transfer to the endorsement?

      No, the ITE is completed in addition to an earned degree. The curriculum is very specific as it gives teachers the knowledge to incorporate engaging technology components into classroom instruction.

    • Will I receive my Rank I if I complete this endorsement?

      No, the ITE program is not equivalent with Rank I, but it can be completed as part of the Rank I program. An additional 15 credit hours are required for completion of the Rank I program (a total of 30 credit hours) which is available to Kentucky teachers only.

    • Can I start ITE classes while I’m completing my teaching certificate?

      No, you must have a bachelor’s degree and a valid teaching license (initial certification) to be admitted and enroll in the program.

    • Why do I need to complete the application for the master’s or Rank I program? I’m interested only in the endorsement.

      Due to the way the system is set up, you will need to complete your application as if applying to the Master of Education program. From there, you will select the endorsement of your choice.

    • Can I receive federal aid while pursuing this teaching endorsement?

      Unfortunately, federal aid is not available to students enrolled solely in the endorsement program. However, students also enrolled in a master’s degree or Rank I program are eligible to receive financial aid. Visit the financial aid & tuition page [hyperlink] for more information.

    • How does the ITE endorsement get attached to my teaching license after graduation?

      In order to add the P-12 Instructional Technology Endorsement to your teaching license, you must have a 2.75 GPA , acceptance into the Graduate School of Studies, a letter of interest and an interview with the Director of the Instructional Technology Department.