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ITEC

Instructional Technology

Ed.S. Advanced Track (Technology Leadership)

Tentative Enrollment for Fall 2018 - Deadline - July 1, 2018
Program Description

The Ed.S. in Instructional Technology is fully online and designed for educators who currently hold or aspire to hold a technology leadership position at the school, district, or state level.  The Ed.S. is intended to deepen and broaden the educational technology leadership knowledge and skills of candidates. The program is based on the ISTE Standards for Technology Directors and the CoSN Framework of Essential Skills for K-12 CTOs.

Today's educational technology leaders are known by many different titles such as Technology Director, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO). No matter the title, educational technology leaders have dual leadership roles--both instructional and technical--and according to CoSN, these roles encompass a broad range of skills including:

  • creating a vision for the role of technology;
  • implementing strategic planning and policy development;
  • having an understanding of teaching and learning, assessment, and professional development;
  • managing technology and support resources; and
  • possessing the political and interpersonal skills to effectively work with all stakeholders.

The Ed.S. in Instructional Technology will prepare you for these roles and challenge you to grow as an educational technology leader!

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

Georgia educators who wish to upgrade their Georgia certificate must already possess initial Georgia certification in Instructional Technology  to improve their certificate level (5 to 6). The Ed.S. increases a Georgia T-5 to a T-6 and an S-5 to an S-6 IF you already have certification in Instructional Technology. 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.

LENGTH of the program is 5 semesters (2 classes per semester).

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

Prerequisites
  1. An earned master’s degree in professional education or a related field;
  2. A clear and renewable Georgia Teaching (T), Service (S), Technical Specialist, or Leadership (L or PL) Certificate or 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.
  3. At least three years of professional teaching or administrative experience or both in P-12 education (current full-time employment as a professional educator is preferred).

Program of Study

Advanced Track (30 Hours)

Ed.S. Core (9 Hours)
EDUC 8100 Advanced Study of Learning
EDRS 8000 Applied Qualitative & Quantitative Research
ITEC 8500 Issues, Trends & Research in Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology Courses (21 Hours)
ITEC 8510 Teaching, Learning & Technology
ITEC 8520
Supporting Technology Infrastructure in Schools & Districts
ITEC 8530
Technology Leadership & Strategic Planning
ITEC 8540
Business Management & Staffing for Technology Programs
ITEC 8550
Designing & Evaluating Professional Learning
ITEC 8560
Digital Citizenship in Education
ITEC 8570
Managing Data Systems in Schools & Districts

Total - 30 hours

How do I Apply

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

  1. Complete the Online Graduate Application
    Please note that GRE is NOT an admission requirement for this program. The application above is general to all graduate programs, some of which do require GRE. This program is not one of them.
  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 Bachelor's degree with at least a 2.75 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 Georgia Teaching Certificate or a departmentally-approved equivalent. To print a copy of your Georgia clear, renewable certificate, you may log onto www.gapsc.com. The Department of IT 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
    This should be from a school level administrator (form provided above).
  5. Obtain and submit ONE Mentor Form
    This should be from a current administrator, Instructional Lead Teacher, Instructional Technology Specialist, media specialist, teacher, etc. at the building or district levels with instructional technology knowledge and experience.
    (form provided above).  
  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, ONE year of teaching experience.
  7. International Applicants Only: Please contact 770-499-3002 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

If you do not upload your teaching certificate, evaluation form, mentor form and/or resume before submitting your application, please e-mail them to ksugrad@kennesaw.edu or mail them to the address below:

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

Deadline

Tentative Enrollment for Fall 2018 - Deadline - July 1, 2018

Contact Us

For more information please email the Ed.S. Advanced Track Program Coordinator, Dr. Julie Moore at jmoor151@kennesaw.edu or call the Department office at (470) 578-3262.

*The Ed.S. in Instructional Technology is a highly competitive program. There is a limited number of applicants that we can accept per semester.  Once we meet our capacity for the enrolling semester, you may be asked to update your application to a future semester at no charge.