Welcome to the Department of Instructional Technology (ITEC) in the Bagwell College of Education (BCOE). It is our vision to become nationally-recognized for innovative teaching and learning, for relevant research to advance the use of learning technologies in schools, for collaborative partnerships to strengthen technology integration in teacher preparation programs, and for preparing graduates who transform schools into digital age learning environments that engage students and facilitate participation in our global community.
The mission of the Department of Instructional Technology is to support teaching, learning, and leadership in P-12 schools by advancing the effective use of technology through educator preparation, professional service, and research.
The following core values reflect the essential tenets that guide the Department of Instructional Technology in its efforts to improve P-12 student learning.
- Excellence in teaching, marked by rigor and relevance.
- Facilitating meaningful and engaging learning experiences for our candidates that will enhance their ability to incorporate the ISTE, COSN, and iNACOL standards into all aspects of their professional practice.
- All components of faculty scholarship, including the Scholarship of Teaching, Supervision & Mentoring; Research and Creative Activity; Professional Service, and Administration & Leadership.
- Purposeful and necessary service to the department, college, university, schools, and profession.
- Democratic principles of educational equity for all learners modeled through reflective teaching, learning, leadership, service and the use of accessible technologies. We value diversity, global collaboration, professionalism, and shared governance.
- We value preparing our candidates to effectively teach diverse groups of P-12 students using accessible technologies and universal design for learning.
- A safe, collegial workplace established and sustained by its members who are valued for their talents and diversity of experiences, background, and perspectives.
- The process of guiding and mentoring faculty and students for success and sustainability. We strongly value senior faculty mentoring junior faculty members.
- Collegiality and academic citizenship, exemplifying high standards of ethical and professional behavior.
- The appropriate use of technology and the role it plays in effective teaching and learning.
- Staying up-to-date on current and emerging technologies and their applications in P-12 schools.
- Creativity and innovation to support teaching, learning, and leadership in P-12 schools.
M.Ed. Instructional TechnologyThe Masters Degree prepares you to integrate technology into your own teaching practice and to assist other educators in utilizing technology to improve teaching and learning.
Ed.S. Instructional TechnologyThe Specialist Degree prepares you with the knowledge and skills to serve in a variety of instructional technology leadership positions at the local, state, regional or national levels.
Ed.D. Instructional TechnologyThe Doctoral Degree prepares you for a variety of instructional technology leadership positions and to conduct research in the field of instructional technology.
Online Teaching EndorsementThe Online Teaching Endorsement prepares educators to effectively teach in K-12 blended and online learning environments. This program is designed for educators in Georgia holding a Georgia PSC clear, renewable teaching certificate. If you do not hold a clear, renewable Georgia teaching certificate, please apply to the Online Teaching Certificate program.
Online Teaching CertificateThe Online Teaching Certificate prepares educators to effectively teach in K-12 blended and online learning environments. This program is designed for educators in or out of state who do NOT hold a Georgia PSC clear, renewable teaching certificate. If you hold a GA clear, renewable teaching certificate, please apply to the Online Teaching Endorsement.
ITEC Conversion ProgramThe Conversion Program allows "eligible" Georgia educators to add the certification in Instructional Technology to their existing professional certificate. Educators must pass the GACE in Instructional Technology and submit an electronic portfolio documenting evidence of mastery of the GaPSC Standards for Instructional Technology.