Professional organizations across the country have repeatedly emphasized the importance of technology in the classroom for both educators and students. As a result, the New Hampshire Department of Education has created standards for Digital Learning Specialist certification. The Digital Learning Specialist program prepares educators to use digital resources to improve their ability to integrate technology into their curriculum and classroom, while simultaneously enhancing the educator’s professional growth and productivity. This concentration is designed around International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) competency standards as well as the competencies for New Hampshire certification for Digital Learning Specialists.
PSU also offers students a dual certification option in this area. This program enables students to earn Digital Learning Specialist K–12 Certification and Library Media Specialist K–12 Certification. See information about this program in the MEd in Library Media chapter of the catalog.
Requirements for certification may change, subject to changes made by the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE). Teacher candidates can find the latest NHDOE standards at education.nh.gov/index.htm.