Preparing a new generation of educators for success


Today all educators must to be able to use technology to empower students of every age and grade level. Educators can create authentic, real-world learning experiences that engage students in ways not possible without technology. Even the role of the educator is changing as they shift to facilitators of learning.

Programs that prepare teachers can help build these future educators’ technology skills to ensure success in digital age classrooms. ISTE supports preservice and advanced degree programs in preparing a new generation of teachers for digital learning through our Higher Education Recognition Program.


Your higher ed program deserves ISTE recognition!


The ISTE Recognition for Higher Education Program recognizes preservice or advanced degree programs that provide high-quality learning opportunities for educators aligned to the ISTE Standards for Educators. This program includes:

  • Alignment review conducted by ISTE Standards experts, along with a full alignment report.
  • Optional consulting services for faculty teams from ISTE Standards experts.
  • Recognition from ISTE.
  • The opportunity to pursue becoming a higher education ISTE Certification provider.
Current recognized programs

The following higher ed programs have been recognized for their alignment to the ISTE Standards for Educators:

California State University Fullerton Master’s in Educational Technology


The California State University Fullerton offers an online Masters program in Educational Technology. Participants in this program will complete 16 months or 30 semester units in a cohort-based model that actively engages and connects them with peers and instructors as they explore the how and why of using technology in ways to engage promote student-centered learning.

Johns Hopkins University Digital Age Learning and Education Technology Master’s Program


Johns Hopkins University offers an online master’s degree program designed to prepare educators and related professionals to consider the effective application of technologies for learning in recognition of the changing roles of educators in preK-12, higher education, corporate, and entrepreneurial environments.