M.Ed. in Instructional TechnologyOVERVIEW GA CERTIFICATION COURSES FAQS KSU CATALOG
The Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology prepares candidates to integrate technology into the classroom AND to serve as technology coaches/facilitators in P-12 schools. This 100% online program is designed for educators across the nation and is aligned to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Educators (ISTE-E). Candidates who successfully complete the program are prepared to effectively utilize technology to support student learning; to teach technology applications, and to provide professional development, mentoring/coaching, and basic technology assistance for other teachers who require support in their efforts to apply technology to facilitate P-12 student learning.
The Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology prepares and develops educators to advance student learning in schools, and it is designed for teachers who are in the classroom and teacher leaders who have access to a classroom to implement technology-enhanced lessons. The program of study enables educators to complete the Master’s degree in six semesters. Candidates will complete 36 hours of specialized course work taught by full and part-time graduate faculty and experienced technology specialists. The program is delivered in cohorts offered in an online format.
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 for $250 to ISTE for ISTE Certification. KSU is 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.
All students must purchase a two-year subscription for Chalk & Wire account (~$105) online from the KSU Bookstore if you do not already have an active account.
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 portfolio. There will be a few ONLINE synchronous sessions per class each semester.
Sample Program of Study
SEMESTER I - Fall
ITEC 7400 Teaching, Technology, and Engaged Learning
ITEC 7485 Creating w/ Emerging Technology
SEMESTER II - Spring
ITEC 7460 Professional Learning & Instructional Technology Coaching
ITEC 7305 Data Analysis & School Improvement
SEMESTER III - Summer
ITEC 7480 Introduction to Online & Blended Learning (Only offered in the summer)
ITEC 7600 Personalized Learning (Only offered in the summer)
SEMESTER IV - Fall
ITEC 7455 Digital Citizenship
ITEC 7481 Designing Online Learning
ITEC 7602 Creating a Culture of Personalized Learning
other elective - see ITEC advisor
SEMESTER V - Spring
ITEC 7430 Digital Tools for Learning
ITEC 7482 Facilitating Online Learning
ITEC 7603 Employing the Processes of Personalized Learning
other elective - see ITEC advisor
SEMESTER VI - Summer
ITEC 7470 Educational Research
ITEC 7500 Capstone Experience & Portfolio
Must possess the following beyond the general KSU Graduate College Admission Requirements:
- Degree – Bachelor’s degree.
- Certificate – Uploaded to graduate application. Current clear, renewable Georgia Teaching or Service Certificate, out-of-state equivalent, OR a SITI Department Chair/Program Coordinator approval (for non-Georgia or non-certified individuals). To print a copy of your clear, renewable Georgia teaching certificate, you may log into your MyPSC account.
- Employment – Required current full-time employment as a K-12 professional educator or access to a K-12 educational setting is necessary to complete field-based assessments and experiences.
- Résumé or Professional Vitae – Uploaded to graduate application. Professional resume documenting statement of purpose for wanting the degree, education, and full-time teacher or leader positions in P-12. Other information such as volunteer and service accomplishments and record of leadership activities are also welcome.
- Experience – Minimum of ONE (1) year of teaching experience is preferred, as the M.Ed. incorporates coaching educators to integrate technology.
- Mentor Form – If seeking GaPSC certification, upon program completion, this program requires that you have a qualified mentor, who meets the GaPSC Mentor requirements, at each phase in your program. The ITEC Mentor Form provides instructions and requirements. Completed form must be uploaded to graduate application Individuals employed in a private school setting will need to reach out to the Bagwell Certification Officer for further guidance.
Spring, December 1 | Summer, April 1 | Fall, July 1
For more information please email the Program Coordinator, Dr. Tiffany Roman at email@example.com or call the School office at (470) 578-3262.
*The M.Ed. 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.