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 2019 - ITEC 7480 - CRN: 50631 or 50633 or 50635 or 50640
    Fall 2019 - ITEC 7481 CRN:
    Spring 2020 - ITEC 7482 CRN: 

    *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. Vega - avega4@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 2019 - ITEC 7480 - CRN: 50631 or 50633 or 50635 or 50640
    Fall 2019 - ITEC 7481 CRN: 
    Spring 2020 - ITEC 7482 CRN: 

    *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. Vega - avega4@kennesaw.edu

  • 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.

    Summer 2019 - CRN: 50632 or 50634 or 50639 or 50641

  • 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 2019 - TLED 7101 CRN: 51424
    Fall 2019 - 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 2020 - EDUC 7725 - CRN: 


    Contact - Dr. Raynice Jean-Sigur rjeansig@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 2019 - EDRD 6715 CRN: 52415 or 52416
    Fall 2019 - EDRD 6717  CRN:  
    Spring 2020 - EDRD 6718 CRN: 

    Contact Dr. Nora Schlesinger - nschlesi@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 2018 - INED 7781 - CRN: 51571 or 51573 or 51580
    Fall 2018 - INED 7782 - CRN:  
    (NOTE: INED 7781 and INED 7782 can be taken in any order.) 
    Spring 2020 - INED 7783 - (Requires a 40 hour practicum)  

    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 2019 - EDUC 7761 CRN: 51492 or 51493
    Fall 2019 - EDUC 7762 - CRN:   
    Spring 2020 - EDUC 7763 - CRN: 
    Summer 2020 - EDUC 7764 - 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.

    Contacts:

    Dr. Harriet Bessette
    hbesset@kennesaw.edu
    470-578-6893

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

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