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Will I receive a pay increase with a Doctorate Degree (Ed.D.) in Instructional Technology?
The Ed.D. in Instructional Technology upgrades a Georgia S-6 to a S-7 and a T-6 to a T-7. While compensation should be reviewed with your school/district, under current regulations educators are usually paid on their highest certificate level (4, 5, 6, or 7). If your salary is based on your Georgia certificate level, you should receive a salary increase. According to the GaPSC, you do not have to hold an Instructional Technology position to receive the certificate upgrade. Please check with your school/district on any policies that may be contrary to this information. If you have questions regarding your individual certification status, you should check with the PSC at www.gapsc.com.
Is the GRE required for the Doctoral (Ed.D.) Degree?
The GRE is required for the Ed.D. program in Instructional Technology. The 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, particularly on the Analytical/Writing score portion of the exam, since admission to the program is extremely competitive.
How long is the program?
The program is 66 credit hours long. However, the length of the program varies depending on transfer credit and/or the length it takes for candidates to complete the dissertation.
What is the cost for the program?
The fully online program costs $2,653 per semester for two online classes. This e-tuition rate applies for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. The e-tuition rate is $383 per credit hour + $355 in student fees. The student fees include a $55 technology fee and a $300 institutional fee. Students typically take 2 classes per semester or 6 credit hours. Therefore, the total cost is $383 x 6 (credit hours) + $355 (fees) = $2,653 per semester for 2 online classes. Please keep in mind that tuition rates are subject to change without notice. To see the latest cost per credit hour (Graduate e-tuition rate), please go to http://finance.kennesaw.edu/bursar/tuitionfees.php.
How can I finance the program?
Unfortunately, the legislature has discontinued Hope Scholarship for Teachers, but there may be other financial aid options for you. KSU has a financial aid office to assist you. Please, visit following website describing the financial aid options for graduate students: http://graduate.kennesaw.edu/admissions/If you are seeking financial aid and have questions or need assistance, please contact https://financialaid.kennesaw.edu/contact-counselor.php.
If you find you are not eligible for financial aid, remember there are tax credits for continuing education, a salary increase following your graduation, and deferred payment on some student loans while still in school. If you are paying your own way, you will find Kennesaw’s public university tuition and fees are quite reasonable compared to private institutions. You also will find that paying over the course of a two-year program is more financially feasible than one-year, accelerated programs.
What are some other reasons I should consider KSU?
Our faculty members and instructors are typically former K-12 teachers, who are still active in partnerships with K-12 schools. Many have also held key leadership positions at the school, district, state, and national levels. We are familiar with schools. We use the tools you have in schools and help you understand district policies and planning processes related to technology. Our faculty have excellent academic credentials and are actively pursuing research in their fields of study. You will become part of a regional and national network of technology leaders. Our curriculum is practical—based on projects you will complete in your own schools. Our program will prepare you for advanced study, should you decide to pursue an Ed.S., Ed.D. or Ph.D. program in the future.