A Closer Look At CoSN’s CETL Certification
As many of you may be aware, the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) is offering technology leaders the opportunity to earn a certification that demonstrates their leadership and vision, understanding of the educational environment and expertise pertaining to the management of technology and support resources. The Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) certification program was developed by education technology leaders, and it is managed by the Certification Governance Committee (CGC), which is a volunteer group of subject matter experts in the education technology field. The purpose of the program is to identify those individuals with the “skills and knowledge needed to bring 21st century learning to your district and to be used as a professional development tool by those seeking to achieve this goal.”
According to CoSN, “[T]he CETL certification exam is based on The Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO, which is a body of knowledge defining the skill areas critical to today’s education technology leaders.” There are two parts to the exam. Part I is a two hour multiple-choice exam proctored at test sites throughout the country. Part II is essay based, not proctored, and a test-taker may use his/her own home computer to complete this portion of the exam.
The CETL certification is an excellent opportunity for technology leaders to showcase their knowledge, skills, and commitment to successfully building 21st century learning environments for their staff, superintendents and other stakeholders within the community.
ENA is a proud sponsor of the CETL Certification Program and is considering acting as a host site for the CETL exam in several of our service territories. Tell us: If ENA were to host an exam in your area, would you be interested in taking the exam? Let us know below or on Facebook or Twitter!
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