Ed.S. ITEC Certification Track (Technology Coach)

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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.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 for $250 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.

* For our friends outside of Georgia, we offer in-state tuition for all graduate students!

*Accreditation - Kennesaw State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees.

 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?

The following are requirements beyond the general KSU Graduate Admissions requirements.

  • Earned master’s degree in professional education or a related field. Minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Official transcripts for all degrees must be provided.
  • A teaching certificate or departmentally-approved equivalent. The School of Instructional Technology and Innovation recognizes and appreciates that many independent or charter schools may not require educators to hold traditional state teaching certification. In such instances, the School 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.
  • 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 teaching experience is preferred. Current full-time employment as a K-12 professional educator or access to a K-12 educational setting is required to complete field-based assessments and experiences.
  • If seeking GaPSC certification, applicants must obtain and submit a Mentor form indicating support from a qualified mentor who meets the GaPSC Mentor Requirements.  Mentor requirements can be found on the ITEC Mentor form on the Graduate Admissions website for this program.

Admission Criteria for Unique Cases
Currently there are no exceptions to the admission requirements.

Deadline

Spring, Nov 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.

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