Are You EligibleAre Your Eligible Portfolio Requirements How Do I Apply Overview
The Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) has developed a new certification in Instructional Technology. This new certification is classified as a P-12, Service (S) certificate and requires educators to pass the GACE for Instructional Technology. It is classified as a P-12 Service field because the intent is for holders of this certificate to provide instructional technology support and service to all levels (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) of the P-12 system.
The Conversion Program allows Georgia educators who have completed an advanced degree program (M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D. or Ph.D.) in Instructional Technology (or equivalent) within the past 10 years to add this certification to their existing Georgia certificate.
Are you eligible to apply for the Conversion Program?
Georgia educators wishing to acquire certification through a Conversion Program in Instructional Technology must meet the following criteria:
- Applicants must hold a valid Georgia, clear renewable certificate at Level 4 or higher. Certificates include: Georgia Teaching (T), Service (S), Technical Specialist (TS), or Leadership (L or PL) certificate.
- Applicants must have obtained an advanced degree (M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D./Ph.D.) in Instructional
Technology (or equivalent) within the past 10 years.
- The advanced degree in Instructional Technology (or equivalent) must have been obtained from a program at a Georgia-approved institution or a Georgia-accepted institution. If the advanced degree was from an out of state institution, it must have been obtained from an institution that is TEAC/NCATE/CAEP accredited or hold a Carnegie Classification of Research University-Very High Research Activity (RU/VH) or Research University-High Research Activity (RU/H).
- The candidate's GPA for the advanced degree in Instructional Technology (or equivalent) must be 3.0 or higher.
- If the degree is NOT specifically entitled "Instructional Technology" (For example, it might be entitled, Educational Technology, Technology in Education, Technology Integration, Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, Technology in Schools, etc.), it must be an "equivalent" degree. An equivalent degree must include a minimum of 15 hours of graduate coursework in areas related to the GaPSC Instructional Technology Standards.
- Applicants do not have to pass the GACE in Instructional Technology prior to applying
for the Conversion Program. However, before KSU can recommend you to the GaPSC for
certification in Instructional Technology, you must pass the GACE in Instructional
- When you take the GACE, have a copy of your scores sent to KSU. Once we verify your passing score on the GACE and the portfolio, we will submit a recommendation to the PSC.
- The Instructional Technology GACE Assessment (302) is comprised of one test. Please check the following website for availability: http://gace.ets.org/. The study materials are located on the ETS website at http://gace.ets.org/prepare/materials/302.
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