Ed.S. ITEC Certification Track (Technology Coach)


Program Description (Fully Online)

The Ed.S. in Instructional Technology 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 leverage technology for learning in the classroom AND 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 the ISTE Standards for Educators (ISTE-E) developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

The School of Instructional Technology & Innovation at KSU has been recognized by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) as an ISTE Certification Provider.Effective for Cohorts Starting FALL 2021:
The School of Instructional Technology & Innovation at KSU has been recognized by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) as an ISTE Certification Provider.  KSU is the first higher education program in Georgia to be awarded this distinction. What does this mean? Students enrolled in our Instructional Technology MED, EDS, and EDD certification programs will develop a portfolio based on the ISTE Standards for Educators (ISTE-E). Upon graduation, students may choose to submit their portfolio to ISTE for ISTE Certification.  KSU will be the only institution in Georgia offering the opportunity to become certified by both the *GaPSC and ISTE!

*Review the GA Certification tab above for information on requirements.

 LENGTH of the program - Students will complete the Ed.S. program in 5 semesters - 2 classes per semester.

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 and capstone project. There will be a few ONLINE synchronous sessions per class each semester.

All students must purchase a Chalk & Wire account (~$105) online from the KSU Bookstore if they do not already have an active account.

Program of Study

Instructional Technology Courses (30 Hours)

  • ITEC 7400 - Teaching, Technology, & Student Engagement
  • ITEC 7485 - Creating with Emerging Technologies
  • ITEC 7430 - Digital Tools for Learning
  • ITEC 7455 - Digital Citizenship in Schools
  • ITEC 7460 - Professional Learning & Instructional Technology Coaching
  • ITEC 7480 - Introduction to Online & Blended Learning
  • ITEC 7600 - Personalized Learning in Technology-Rich Environments
  • ITEC 7305 - Data Analysis & School Improvement
  • ITEC 7500 - Capstone Experience & Portfolio
  • ITEC 8500 - Issues, Trends & Research in Instructional Technology

Total - 30 hours

Admission Requirements/How do I Apply?

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

  1. Complete the Online Graduate Application. There is a non-refundable $60 application fee. Please note the 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 Master'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 in a sealed envelope to KSU at the address below:

    Graduate Admissions
    3391 Town Point Drive
    Mailbox #9109
    Kennesaw, GA 30144

  3. Education Requirement - Earned Master's degree in professional education or a related field. 

  4. Obtain and submit a copy of your 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 School of Instructional Technology & Innovation recognizes and appreciates that many independent or charter schools may 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.

  5. Obtain and submit ONE Mentor Form
    All applicants must obtain and submit a Mentor form indicating support from a mentor. If seeking GaPSC certification, the mentor should meet the GaPSC Mentor Requirements. Mentor requirements can be found on the ITEC Mentor form on the Graduate Admissions website for this program. (form provided above)
  6. Obtain and submit a Professional Resume documenting statement of purpose for wanting the degree, education, and teaching experiences. Other information such as volunteer and service accomplishments and record of educational leadership activities are also welcome. Two years taching experience is preferred. Current full-time employment as a K-12 professioal educator or access to a K-12 educational setting is required to complete field-based assessments and experiences. 

  7. Submit a copy of the Transfer Credit Request Form if applicable.

  8. International Applicants Only: Please contact 470-578-4377for all international admission requirements related to your citizenship or visa status OR link to the Graduate International Admissions page.

If you do not upload your teaching certificate, 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


Spring, November 1  |  Summer, April 1  |  Fall, July 1

Contact Us

For more information please email the Ed.S. Program Coordinator, Dr. Jo Williamson at jwill157@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.