Instructional Technology Electives

  • The OTE is designed for educators holding a Georgia PSC clear, renewable teaching certificate. If you do not hold a clear, renewable GA teaching certificate, please apply to the Online Teaching "Certificate" program.

    The purpose of the endorsement is to prepare candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become effective online teachers. Over the course of three semesters, candidates in the Online Teaching Endorsement program will complete three (3) online courses (9 credit hours), two (2) field experiences, two (2) online practicum experiences, and an electronic portfolio. Once you have completed all 3 courses, you should apply for the online teaching endorsement from the GaPSC.

    ITEC 7480 - Introduction to Online Learning 
    ITEC 7481 - Designing and Developing Online Learning (Pre-req: ITEC 7480)
    ITEC 7482 - Facilitating Online Learning (Pre-reqs: ITEC 7480 and ITEC 7481)

    ITEC students: You will take ITEC 7480 as part of your ITEC program this summer, so if you plan to take the Online Teaching Endorsement, you get to pick another elective to take in the summer. Maybe you can take the first course in another endorsement program.

    Summer 2021 - ITEC 7480 - CRN: 50304 or 50306 or 50308 or 50310 or 50312
    Fall 2021 - ITEC 7481 CRN: 80255 or 80258 or 80261 or 80263 or 80265
    Spring 2022 - ITEC 7482 CRN:  11892 or 11908 or 11911

    *Students wishing to take ITEC 7481 as an elective must complete the OTE/OTC application process in order to participate in required course activities.

    Contact: Dr. Julia fuller - jfulle40@kennesaw.edu

  • This OTC is designed for educators in or out of state who do NOT hold a Georgia PSC clear, renewable teaching certificate. Should you hold a GA clear, renewable teaching certificate, please apply to the Online Teaching "Endorsement" program.

    The purpose of the program is to prepare candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become effective online teachers. Over the course of three semesters, candidates in the Online Teaching Certificate program will complete three (3) online courses (9 credit hours), two (2) field experiences, two (2) online practicum experiences, and an electronic portfolio. Once you have completed all 3 courses, the online teaching certificate will show up on your KSU transcript with the three courses listed below.

    ITEC 7480 - Introduction to Online Learning
    ITEC 7481 - Designing and Developing Online Learning (Pre-req: ITEC 7480)
    ITEC 7482 - Facilitating Online Learning (Pre-reqs: ITEC 7480 and ITEC 7481)

    ITEC students: You will take ITEC 7480 as part of your ITEC program this summer, so if you plan to take the Online Teaching Endorsement, you get to pick another elective to take in the summer. Maybe you can take the first course in another endorsement program.)

    Summer 2021 - ITEC 7480 - CRN: 50304 or 50306 or 50308 or 50310 or 50312
    Fall 2021 - ITEC 7481 CRN: 80255 or 80258 or 80261 or 80263 or 80265
    Spring 2022 - ITEC 7482 CRN: 11892 or 11908 or 11911

    *Students wishing to take ITEC 7481 as an elective must complete the OTE/OTC application process in order to participate in required course activities.

    Contact: Dr. Julia Fuller - jfulle40@kennesaw.edu

  • ITEC 7555: Special Topics in Instructional Technology:  Games for Learning

    This three-credit hour course is designed to help candidates develop and apply research and strategies within the intersecting domains of technology, teaching and learning, and games-based pedagogy. Specific topics explored within the course include the application of digital games-based learning, simulations, virtual and augmented reality, and gamification to engage learners as well as extend and enhance learning. 

    Currently Enrolling for Spring 2022 - CRN: 12564

    Contact:  Dr. Matthew Wilson - mwils268@kennesaw.edu.

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    ITEC 7555 Special Topics - Learning Spaces in Schools - See Promo Video

    You can only take ITEC 7555 Special Topics one time--it is not a repeatable course.

    This three-credit hour course is an elective within the Master of Education, Educational Specialist, and Educational Doctorate degree programs in the Bagwell College of Education. The purpose of this course is to demonstrate one’s ability to evaluate learning spaces, redesign existing learning spaces, and coach others in active learning pedagogies specific to active learning classrooms. This course is designed to encompass a variety of learning spaces, including informal, formal, online, and makerspaces. All major assignments are project-based and authentic to one’s own professional context. Peer feedback and communication is integrated throughout the course to build a community of learners. This course is intended to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to become a resident expert in active learning space pedagogies, practices, and learning space design. There are no prerequisites for the course.

    Not Currently Offered

    Contact Dr. Tiffany Roman - troman5@kennesaw.edu

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    ITEC 7555 Special Topics - Mobile Learning in the 21st Century

    This three-credit course is an elective within the Masters of Education, Educational Specialist, and Educational Doctorate degree programs in the Bagwell College of Education. The purpose of this course is to provide candidates with the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) and skills to integrate mobile applications in their field of P-12 education. Topics include the evaluation of mobile apps in P-12 education; scholarly research related to mobile apps in education; trouble shooting hardware and software; universal design for learning; navigating and discovering mobile apps within the Google Play and Apple App Store; and the integration of mobile apps within specific subject areas. As a prerequisite, candidates must be admitted to a graduate education program to take this course.

    Not Currently Offered

    Contact Dr. Jabari Cain - jcain35@kennesaw.edu

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  • The Teacher Leader Endorsement program is offered by the Bagwell College of Education (BCOE) and the Professional Teacher Education Unit (PTEU) and is supported by the literature on the distributed leadership concept that calls for the collaboration of teacher leaders and school administrators to improve their schools and student learning at the P-12 level.

    Graduate students who are already enrolled in an ITEC degree program do not need to apply for the endorsement—just register for the course indicated below.

    Summer 2021 - TLED 7101 CRN: 51915
    Fall 2021 - EDL/ITEC 7305 - ITEC students will take this course as one of their required courses, so you can select an additional elective to take this semester.
    Spring 2022 - EDUC 7725 - CRN: 16375 or 16378


    Contact - Drs. Miyoshi Juergensen (mjuerge1@kennesaw.edu) and Tamela Thomas (tthom388@kennesaw.edu)

  • Departments within the Bagwell College of Education offer graduate courses in literacy to give classroom teachers additional training to meet the literacy needs of students at the early childhood, middle childhood, and secondary school levels. Courses which apply to Georgia’s Reading Add-on for classroom teachers focus on understanding readers and the reading process, linking assessment and instruction, and using instructional strategies in specific content courses.

    Graduate students who are already enrolled in an ITEC degree program do not need to apply for the endorsement—just register for the course indicated below.

    EDRD 6715 is a pre-requisite for EDRD 6717 and EDRD 6718. EDRD 6717 and EDRD 6718 can switch order, but EDRD 6715 must be taken first.

    Summer 2021 - EDRD 6715  CRN: 51586 or 51587 or 51588 or 51589
    Fall 2021 - EDRD 6717  CRN:  84000 or 84001 or 84002
    Spring 2022 - EDRD 6718 CRN: 14263 or 14268

    Contact Dr. Sanjuana Rodriguez - srodri51@kennesaw.edu

  • The English of Speakers of Other Languages endorsement program (P-12) prepares certified teachers to teach in ESOL classrooms and to work with students in a variety of classroom environments who are native speakers of other languages. The ESOL endorsement provides the pedagogical foundation you need to successfully work with linguistically and culturally diverse students. You will develop cultural competencies to meet the growing diversity in today's classroom, attain deeper understandings of ways in which language affects cognition and learning, and discover research-based best practices for ensuring academic success for all students.

    Graduate students who are already enrolled in an ITEC degree program do not need to apply for the endorsement—just register for the course indicated below.

    Summer 2021 - INED 7781 - CRN: 51923 or 51927 or 51931
    Fall 2021 - INED 7782 - CRN:  84677 or 84678
    (NOTE: INED 7781 and INED 7782 can be taken in any order.) 
    Spring 2022 - INED 7783 - (Requires a 40 hour practicum in which you must video yourself teaching in a class with at least 2-3 ELs.) CRN: 10691

    ESOL Website
    Contact Dr. Nihal Khote - nvk4987@kennesaw.edu

  • The Gifted In-Field Endorsement in Georgia enables educators to provide direct instruction only in the grade levels and fields of their base certificates. It also allows those with the endorsement to serve as a resource teacher for "indirect services" for gifted education in any content area or grade level P-12.

    Graduate students who are already enrolled in an ITEC degree program do not need to apply for the endorsement—just register for the course indicated below.

    Summer 20201- INED 7765 CRN: 51908 or 51909 or 51910
    Fall 2021 - INED 7766 - CRN:   84652 or 84653 or 84654
    Spring 2022 - INED 7767 - CRN: 10696 or 10697 or 10698
    Summer 2022 - INED 7768 - You may take this class after graduating. 

    The Gifted Endorsement requires 4 courses and our ITEC program only has 3 electives. You may take the 4th Gifted Endorsement course the semester after you graduate with your degree.

    There is nothing additional you will need to do to continue on with that last course after you graduate. However, once you complete it, you will need to contact Kellie Oxford, our Certification Officer to make sure she completes the recommendation form for the PSC.  She can be reached via email at koxford@kennesaw.edu.

    Contact:

    Dr. Katie Bennett
    kbenne72@kennesaw.edu
    470-578-2255

    Effective Fall 2021
    Dr. Chandra Floyd
    cfloyd35@kennesaw.edu
    470-578-4255

  •  The Coaching Endorsement program is designed for experienced educators. Instruction will involve the use of a variety of instructional methods including, but not limited to, problem-based learning, modules, case-studies, simulation, field experiences, research, and individual projects. Application of learning to school-based issues and problems is a critical component of this applied program.

    Graduate students who are already enrolled in an ITEC degree program do not need to apply for the endorsement—just register for the course indicated below.

    Summer 2022 - EDCO 7010 - Introduction to Coaching - NOT OFFERED
    Fall 2022 - EDCO 7010 & EDCO 7020 -  CRNs:
    Spring 2022 - EDCO 7030 - Applied Coaching: Developing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Coaching Plan CRN: 13090

    Total Credit Hours: 9

    If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Educational Leadership at (770) 423-6888 or email edldepartment@kennesaw.edu.

  • The Personalized Learning Endorsement (PLE) program is fully online and designed for educators holding a Georgia PSC clear, renewable teaching certificate. If you do NOT hold a clear, renewable GA teaching certificate, please apply to the Personalized Learning “Certificate" program.

    The purpose of the program is to provide learners with foundational understanding of what personalized learning is, and the competencies necessary to effectively personalize a classroom or course. Learners demonstrate ten competencies as outlined by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) standards and plan how to personalize their own classrooms. The program consists of 3 graduate courses that include the following competencies: Prioritized Executive Function, Learner Agency, Asset-based Dispositions, Growth and Mastery Mindset, Authentic and Adaptive Assessment, Flexible Education Resources, Individualized Path, Dynamic Communication, Expanded Collaboration, and Life-Long Professional Learning. 

    ITEC 7600 Personalized Learning & Technology-Rich Environments - This course introduces classroom teachers to personalized learning in technology rich environments. Candidates will learn to compare and contrast various visions and definitions of personalized learning, evaluate and plan the use of technologies that support personalized learning environments, explain a mastery philosophy of teaching, identify the essential conditions of personalized learning, and devise a plan for change toward personalized learning that addresses short-term and long-term goals. This course provides the candidate with a broader initial understanding of how personalized learning came about and where it is likely going in the future of schools.

    ITEC 7602 Creating a Culture of Personalized Learning - This course prepares teachers to foster a culture of personalized learning in their classrooms through course readings and instructional media. Through course assignments candidates will demonstrate mastery of the teacher personalized learning standards and competencies defined by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, including Executive Function, Learner Agency, Asset-Based Dispositions, Growth and Mastery Mindset, and Expanded Collaboration. This course provides the learner with an opportunity for deeper exploration and understanding of how to create the culture required for personalized learning to be enacted effectively.

    ITEC 7603 Employing the Processes of Personalized  Learning - This course coaches classroom teachers to employ the processes of personalized learning. Candidates will demonstrate mastery of the essential conditions including Authentic and Adaptive Assessment, Flexible Educational Resources, Individualized Path, Dynamic Communication, and Life-Long Professional Learning. This course provides the learner with an opportunity for deeper exploration and understanding of how to create the culture required for personalized learning to be enacted effectively.

    The PLE is the first Personalized Learning program for K-12 teachers in the state of Georgia. Learners will use field experiences in the second and third courses to transform learning experiences in their classrooms to be more personalized for Georgia K-12 students. This program models personalized learning in the online context through constructivist pedagogies and one-on-one learner-and-instructor co-planning conversations. It is a high-quality graduate program that is collaborative, innovative, and respectful of human and cultural diversity.

    Summer 2021 – ITEC 7600 – CRN: 50305 or 50307 or 50309 or 50311 or 50313
    Fall 2021 – ITEC 7602 – CRN: 80256 or 80259
    Spring 2022 – ITEC 7603 – CRN:  11894 or 12375 or 11909

    Contact Dr. Dabae Lee at dlee159@kennesaw.edu.

  • The Personalized Learning Certificate (PLC) program is fully online and designed for educators who do NOT hold a Georgia PSC clear, renewable teaching certificate. If you do hold a clear, renewable GA teaching certificate, please apply to the Personalized Learning "Endorsement" program.

    The purpose of the program is to provide learners with foundational understanding of what personalized learning is, and the competencies necessary to effectively personalize a classroom or course. Learners demonstrate ten competencies as outlined by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) standards and plan how to personalize their own classrooms. The program consists of 3 graduate courses that include the following competencies: Prioritized Executive Function, Learner Agency, Asset-based Dispositions, Growth and Mastery Mindset, Authentic and Adaptive Assessment, Flexible Education Resources, Individualized Path, Dynamic Communication, Expanded Collaboration, and Life-Long Professional Learning. 

    ITEC 7600 Personalized Learning & Technology-Rich Environments - This course introduces classroom teachers to personalized learning in technology rich environments. Candidates will learn to compare and contrast various visions and definitions of personalized learning, evaluate and plan the use of technologies that support personalized learning environments, explain a mastery philosophy of teaching, identify the essential conditions of personalized learning, and devise a plan for change toward personalized learning that addresses short-term and long-term goals. This course provides the candidate with a broader initial understanding of how personalized learning came about and where it is likely going in the future of schools.

    ITEC 7602 Creating a Culture of Personalized Learning - This course prepares teachers to foster a culture of personalized learning in their classrooms through course readings and instructional media. Through course assignments candidates will demonstrate mastery of the teacher personalized learning standards and competencies defined by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, including Executive Function, Learner Agency, Asset-Based Dispositions, Growth and Mastery Mindset, and Expanded Collaboration. This course provides the learner with an opportunity for deeper exploration and understanding of how to create the culture required for personalized learning to be enacted effectively.

    ITEC 7603 Employing the Processes of Personalized  Learning - This course coaches classroom teachers to employ the processes of personalized learning. Candidates will demonstrate mastery of the essential conditions including Authentic and Adaptive Assessment, Flexible Educational Resources, Individualized Path, Dynamic Communication, and Life-Long Professional Learning. This course provides the learner with an opportunity for deeper exploration and understanding of how to create the culture required for personalized learning to be enacted effectively.

    The PLE is the first Personalized Learning program for K-12 teachers in the state of Georgia. Learners will use field experiences in the second and third courses to transform learning experiences in their classrooms to be more personalized for Georgia K-12 students. This program models personalized learning in the online context through constructivist pedagogies and one-on-one learner-and-instructor co-planning conversations. It is a high-quality graduate program that is collaborative, innovative, and respectful of human and cultural diversity.

    When all requirements have been completed, the three courses will appear on your KSU transcript under Personalized Learning Certificate.

    Summer 2021 – ITEC 7600 – CRN: 50305 or 50307 or 50309 or 50311 or 50313
    Fall 2021 – ITEC 7602 – CRN: 80256 or 80259
    Spring 2022 – ITEC 7603 – CRN: 11894 or 12375 or 11909 

    Contact Dr. Dabae Lee at dlee159@kennesaw.edu.

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