Technology Management Advancement Program

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Program Overview

The Technology Management Advancement Program (TMAP) is a rigorous education program for new and experienced technology professionals currently at or aspiring to the managerial level in K-12 technology. The program builds on traditional management skills and progresses into technology leadership foundations.

We encourage applications from those at every level of management; content will be scaffolded and experienced managers will be able to share experiences with new/aspiring managers.

This program is also designed to be a preparatory course for those interested in pursuing the Chief Technology Officer Mentor Program (CTOM) in future years. Concepts are aligned to the CTOM Program curriculum and some facilitators also instruct for the program.

Program Description

The program is a cohort-based model, and candidates will build a professional network that continues after completion of the program. Approximately two-thirds of the content will be completed online, including online learning activities and engagement opportunities with cohort members. Facilitated sessions will take place virtually. 

Each module will require up to 12 hours of independent work in addition to live sessions. Most of the work will be self-paced with the exception of select assignments that serve as preparation to live sessions. 

Assignments will include business writing, analysis, and basic report preparation. A presentation to peers will be incorporated into final program requirements.


  • Module 1: K-12 Technology Management
    • This module addresses the unique K-12 environment as well as how you as a technology manager can increase the effectiveness of your role.
  • Module 2: Technology Administration
    • This modules examines the priorities for K-12 technolgy departments, including technology procurement and service lifecycle management.
  • Module 3: Team Management
    • This module focuses on building an effective team and navigating the role transition from peer to manager.
  • Module 4: Technology Systems
    • This module concentrates on the intersecting systems managed in K-12 technology, including cybersecurity, multi-device management, and project management.
  • Module 5: Next Level Technology Leadership
    • This module builds on the skills required to communicate effectively both internally and externally. 
Cost and Travel Information

The 2023 tuition fee of $2,800 includes content, instruction, materials, and initial certification fee.

The first and last sessions of the program are in person and will require travel. Sessions in between will be via Zoom.

Program Certification

Completion of the program requirements and passing scores on assignments will result in a professional certification and badge. The initial certification period is two years, and must be renewed annually thereafter by completing additional professional development and CITE activities. 

Certified graduates of the program will be recognized on stage during the Annual Conference Opening General Session (attendance optional).

Program Dates, Times, and Locations

The overall program will take place from September 8, 2022 through December 31, 2022. Specific dates and times are listed below.

Cohort 2 (Sacramento)

  • March 24, 2023   8:00 am-4:00 pm (In person)
    • Location: FCMAT-CSIS, 500 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA  95814
  • April 7, 2023        9:00 am-12:00 pm (Zoom/Teams)
  • April 21, 2023      9:00 am-12:00 pm (Zoom/Teams)
  • May 5, 2023         9:00 am-12:00 pm (Zoom/Teams)
  • May 19, 2023       9:00 am-12:00 pm (Zoom/Teams)
  • June 2, 2023         8:00 am-4:00 pm (In person)
    • Location: FCMAT-CSIS, 500 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA  95814

Cohort 3 (Southern California)

  • September 15, 2023        8:00 am-4:00 pm (In person)
    • Location: TBD
  • September 29, 2023        9:00 am-12:00 pm (Zoom/Teams)
  • October 13, 2023             9:00 am-12:00 pm (Zoom/Teams)
  • October 27, 2023             9:00 am-12:00 pm (Zoom/Teams)
  • November 3, 2023           9:00 am-12:00 pm (Zoom/Teams)
  • November 17, 2023         8:00 am-4:00 pm (In person)
    • Location: TBD

Program Application

Candidates must complete a brief online program application and provide at least one recommendation (supervisor is preferred).  Each cohort will accept up to 20 candidates. Applications will be evaluated by the CITE Education Programs Committee. Should we receive more applications than we have spots available, the Committee will select based on written goals for the program.

Cohort 2 Application Cohort 2 Reference Form