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ITEC

Instructional Technology

Ed.D. Overview - Certification Track

Accepting Applications for Fall 2018 - Deadline-April 1, 2018
Program Description (Fully Online)

The Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Certification Track prepares candidates to effectively integrate technology into their own teaching practice and assist other educators in utilizing technology to improve the teaching and learning process. It also prepares candidates to model best practices in the use of instructional technologies and to provide high-quality professional learning experiences for others. Candidates will be prepared to serve in the role of a Technology Coach for a school or district. 

At the state level, the Certification Track is aligned to the GaPSC standards for Instructional Technology. Nationally, the Certification Track is aligned to ISTE's standards for Technology Coaches developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

The Certification Track is designed for educators who are not currently certified in Instructional Technology. The Certification Track leads to the new S-7 certification (service field) in Instructional Technology and increases a Georgia T-6 certification to a T-7. To qualify for a certificate upgrade and salary increase (based upon the salary structure of your employing school system), you must pass the GACE assessment in Instructional Technology and add the new field to your certificate.

*NOTE Please check with the GaPSC to ensure you will receive an upgrade upon graduation. You should also check with your school/district to determine if you will receive a pay increase.

*NOTE You do NOT need to be working in an Instructional Technology position to receive the upgrade! You can remain in the classroom.

*NOTE You must PASS the GACE in order to add the new ITEC certification and upgrade your existing Georgia teaching certificate.

Candidates must either be working in a classroom or have access to a classroom in order to implement class projects and complete the field experiences. There will be a few ONLINE synchronous sessions per class each semester.

Transfer Credit

Students who complete their Ed.S. in Instructional Technology at Kennesaw State University may apply up to 15 hours of their Ed.S. to the Ed.D. in Instructional Technology. Students who have completed their Ed.S. at other institutions within the last 5 years may have their transcripts analyzed to receive transfer credit toward the Ed.D. in Instructional Technology at KSU.

Chalk & Wire Account

All students must purchase a Chalk & Wire account (~$82) online from the KSU Bookstore if they do not already have an active account.

Note to Georgia Educators

The Ed.D. Cert Track increases a Georgia T-6 to a T-7 and an S-6 to an S-7.

Program of Study

Core (15 hours)
EDUC 8100 Advanced Study of Learning
EDRS 8100 Qualitative I 
EDRS 8200 Quantitative I 
EDRS 9000 Conceptual Frameworks & Research Design

EDRS 9100 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
or
EDRS 9200  Advanced Quantitative Research Methods

Technology Coaching Track (21 hours)
ITEC 7400 21st Century Teaching & Learning
ITEC 7305 Data Analysis & School Improvement
ITEC 7430 Internet Tools in the Classroom
ITEC 7460 Professional Learning & Technology Innovation
ITEC 7445 Multimedia & Web Design in Education
ITEC 7410 Instructional Technology Leadership
ITEC 7500 Capstone Experience & Portfolio

Advanced ITEC Courses (9 hours):
ITEC 9400 Research & Theory in Instructional Technology
For the remaining 6 credit hours, candidates may select from any 7000, 8000 or 9000 level ITEC courses approved by advisor.

Guided Electives (12 hours)

Dissertation (9 hours)
ITEC 9900 Dissertation Credit

Total - 66 hours

Admission Requirements:

Expected qualifications for applicants to be considered for admission will typically include:

  1. An earned master’s degree in education or a closely-related field.
  2. A clear renewable professional certificate (T, S, L, PL or Life) OR a departmentally-approved equivalent (for non-Georgia or non-certified individuals). The Department of Instructional Technology recognizes and appreciates that many charter, independent schools, IE2, and 21st century learning environments do not require educators to hold traditional state teaching certification.  In such instances, the Department will make a case-by-case determination as to whether the educator's qualifications are sufficiently equivalent to a traditional teaching certificate and/or whether the educator has the background necessary to ensure successful completion of the program.
  3. At least three years of professional teaching or administrative experience (or a combination thereof), or a related role serving B-12 education (To facilitate candidates’ field experiences, current full-time employment as a professional educator is preferred.).
  4. A competitive Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score and Graduate GPA. The GPA and GRE will be utilized with other admission criteria to determine program eligibility. Although no minimum scores are required, candidates are encouraged to prepare and score well since admission to the program is competitive. Please note:  The Analytical/Writing score one receives as part of the GRE exam is used competitively in the admission review process.  It is strongly encouraged for applicants to do well on this portion of the exam.

Applicants to the program must submit the following:

Please gather your teaching certificate, evaluation form, mentor form, reflection statement, and resume before applying so you can upload these documents before submitting your application.

  1. Complete the Online Graduate Application.
  2. Obtain and submit official transcripts from EACH college attended, including those institutions where degrees were NOT earned. Official transcripts are those in a university sealed envelope. Your transcripts should reflect at least a Master’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). 

    Official transcripts can be e-mailed directly from the institution to KSU at ksugrad@kennesaw.edu or mailed directly from the institution to KSU at the address below:

    Kennesaw State University
    Office of Graduate Admissions
    3391 Town Point Drive
    Mailbox #9109
    Kennesaw, GA 30144

  3. Obtain and submit a copy of your GaPSC Professional Certificate or a Departmentally-approved equivalent (for non-Georgia or non-certified individuals). The Department of Instructional Technology recognizes and appreciates that many independent schools and 21st century learning environments do not require educators to hold traditional state teaching certification.  In such instances, the Department will make a case-by-case determination as to whether the educator's qualifications are sufficiently equivalent to a traditional teaching certificate and/or whether the educator has the background necessary to ensure successful completion of the program.
  4. Obtain and submit ONE Evaluation Form.
  5. Obtain and submit ONE Mentor Form from a current administrator, Instructional Lead Teacher, Instructional Technology Specialist, teacher, etc. at the building or district levels with instructional technology knowledge and experience. 
  6. Obtain and submit a Professional Resume documenting statement of purpose, education, teaching experience, volunteer and service accomplishments, and record of leadership activities. Your resume MUST reflect, at least, three years of teaching experience.
  7. Write and submit a Professional Reflections Statement.
    • Why are you interested in attending KSU for your doctoral studies?
    • Describe your technology leadership experiences.
    • What are you career goals, and how does the Ed.D. in Instructional Technology align with these goals?
  8. Submit a copy of your official GRE scores from the Educational Testing Services.
  9. Submit a copy of the Transfer Credit Request Form if applicable.
  10. International Applicants Only: Please contact 470-578-3002 for all international admission requirements related to your citizenship or visa status OR link to the Graduate International Admissions page: http://www.kennesaw.edu/graduate/admissions/international_admissions.php

How do I Apply

We are currently accepting applications for the Ed.D. in Instructional Technology - Certification Track. We will launch the next cohort Fall 2018.  Click to begin the Online Graduate Application.

Deadline
Accepting Applications for Fall 2018 - Deadline - April 1, 2018
Contact Us

For more information, please e-mail Dr. Julie Moore, Ed.D. Program Coordinator, at jmoor151@kennesaw.edu or call the ITEC Department at (470) 578-3262.