Go deeper in specific skills by completing one of three excellent certifications offered by TCEA. Each certification will provide structure and guidance to help you become a master within that particular area. While providing a common required set of core courses, participants are able to tailor the certification to their needs through their selection of elective courses and a final project.
Throughout the coursework, each participant develops a portfolio which includes relevant applications of skills related to their sessions and reflection of further application and needs. A culminating final project is identified and developed by each participant. This final project is the capstone of their certification and is used to highlight their newly (and deeply) developed skills.
Completing any of the certifications offered by TCEA will:
Upon completion of the coursework, portfolio and final project, each participant will receive a framed certificate and a letter to his/her school district signifying that he/she has successfully completed the requirements and has earned the certification.
Below is a synopsis of each certification. More details about each specific certification can be found with the link provided after each respective description.
Campus Technology Specialist Certification (34 Clock Hours)
|Required Courses 26 hours
Final Project 8 hours
|Member Cost $480
Non-Member Cost $525
The purpose of the TCEA Campus Technology Specialist certification program is to provide a venue for educators who wish to become, or already are, campus-level technology specialists. The emphasis will be on developing skills to help classroom teachers successfully integrate technology into the everyday curriculum. Participants who successfully complete the certification requirements will be fully prepared to serve as a technology specialist on any campus, possessing the knowledge and skills to increase learning through the use of educational technology. Includes a one year membership to Campus Technology Specialist Special Interest Group (CAMP-SIG).
Coursework includes sessions such as Effective and Engaging Professional Development, True Technology Integration, Assessing Technology Literacy in Staff and Students, and/or QR Codes in the Classroom.
More information about this certification can be found at http://www.tcea.org/learn/certifications/campus-technology-specialist-certification.
21st Century Administrator Certification (44 Clock Hours)
|Required Courses 36 hours
Final Project 8 hours
|Member Cost $900
Non-Member Cost $945
The purpose of the TCEA 21st Century Administrator certification program is to provide extensive professional development for district administrators, campus principals, assistant principals, teachers, and librarians. The emphasis will be on developing strategic leadership skills to ensure that effective and engaging 21st century educational technology learning experiences for students are being provided and on changing classroom instruction to match the needs of today’s students. Participants who successfully complete the certification requirements will be fully prepared to lead a campus in any school system toward innovative technology use and educational achievement.
Coursework includes sessions such as Leading in the 21st Century, Understanding and Building 21st Century Skills, Personnel Management, and/or Leading with the iPad.
More information about this certification can be found at http://www.tcea.org/learn/certifications/21st-century-administrator.
Technology/IT Director Certification (49 Clock Hours)
|Required Courses 41 hours
Final Project 8 hours
|Member Cost $1025
Non-Member Cost $1070
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. Includes one year membership to Technology Coordinators Special Interest Group (TEC-SIG).
Coursework includes sessions such as Building a Technology Vision and Plan, PLN for IT/Tech Directors, Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas, and/or Social Media in Schools.
More information about this certification can be found at http://www.tcea.org/learn/certifications/technologyit-director-certification.