The online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology Facilitation at Appalachian

Technology is a vital part of today’s classroom. Appalachian State University’s Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology Facilitation teaches you to maximize effectiveness and improve student performance in your classroom.

Explore and evaluate current e-learning tools, develop pedagogical skills and devise strategies to support learning through technology, including blended learning techniques.

The flexible, online certificate provides either a North Carolina Advanced Licensure in Computers (077) or a Technology Facilitation Endorsement (079).

This Distance Education program is intended for teachers in the K-12 system needing additional licensure or endorsements for their classrooms.

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More information on Instructional Technology Facilitation


  • Instructional technology facilitator
  • Educational specialist

Certificate details

Program information

All 18 hours of certificate credit transfers to the master's degree. If you are a prospective MA applicant, you should formally apply to the degree program prior to reaching nine hours.

Coursework will be delivered online in two formats:

  • Synchronous: One evening per week per class, students join their classmates and instructor for a three-hour class in real-time in virtual classroom.
  • Asynchronous: Coursework may be completed on the student's own schedule, except for individualized online meetings with the instructor.
  • Completion time: one year
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(Note: Not all courses listed may be delivered to Distance Education students. Refer curriculum questions to the program contact.)

Eligibility and application requirements


Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Application requirements:

  • Completed online application to graduate school
  • Application fee
  • Official (sealed or electronic) transcript from each college or university attended (other than Appalachian)
  • Resume

Note: Test scores are not required for this program.


Semester Start Application Deadline


Nov. 1


July 1

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Out of State Licensure

Appalachian cannot confirm whether this professional licensure program will meet the requirements for professional licensure outside North Carolina; therefore, prior to enrollment, if you intend to practice in another state, you must determine if this program meets requirements for licensure in your state by contacting your appropriate licensing agencies.