M.Ed. in Instructional Technology


Program Overview

The Master's Degree satisfies requirements for an S-5 certification (service field) in Instructional Technology and increases a T-4 certification to a T-5. However, to qualify for the new S-certification and the certificate upgrade, graduates must pass the GACE assessment in Instructional Technology and add the new field to their GaPSC certificate.

*NOTE - Please check with the GaPSC to ensure you will receive an upgrade upon graduation. You should also check with your school/district to determine if you will receive a salary increase.

*NOTE - You do NOT need to be working in an Instructional Technology position to receive the upgrade! You can remain in the classroom.

*NOTE - You must "attempt" the GACE in order to graduate with your degree. However, you must "pass" the GACE to add the new ITEC certification and upgrade your existing Georgia teaching certificate.

The Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology prepares candidates to serve as technology coaches/facilitators in P-12 schools. Candidates who successfully complete the program are prepared to effectively utilize technology to support student learning of content; to teach technology applications, and to provide professional development, mentoring, and basic technical assistance for other teachers who require support in their efforts to apply technology to support P-12 student learning.

The Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology prepares and develops teachers to direct school improvement toward higher levels of student achievement through the use of technology. It is designed for participants who have a T-4 Teaching Certificate. This program enables experienced teachers to complete the Master’s program 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 will be delivered in cohorts offered in an online format. 

All students must purchase a Chalk & Wire account (~$82) online from the KSU Bookstore if they do not already have an active account.

Sample Program of Study

ITEC 7400 21st Century Teaching and Learning
ITEC 7430 Internet Tools in the Classroom

ITEC 7480 Introduction to Online Learning

ITEC 7470 Educational Research
ITEC 7481 Designing & Developing Online Learning or other elective - see advisor

ITEC 7460 Professional Learning & Tech Innovation
ITEC 7482 Facilitating Online Learning or other elective - see advisor

ITEC 7305 Data Analysis & School Improvement
ITEC 7445 Multimedia and Web Design Elective

ITEC 7410 Instructional Technology Leadership
ITEC 7500 Capstone Experience & Portfolio

Admission Requirements

(No GRE required)
- Transcripts from each college attended
- Bachelor's degree - 2.75 GPA
- Clear Renewable Teaching Certificate
- 1 Year of Teaching Experience
- Professional Resume
- One Evaluation Form
- Mentor Form

How do I Apply

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

  1. Complete the Online Graduate Application
    Please note that 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 Bachelor'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 to KSU at the address below:

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

  3. Obtain and submit a copy of your Georgia 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 Department of IT recognizes and appreciates that many independent schools and 21st century learning environments do 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.
  4. Obtain and submit ONE Evaluation Form.
    This should be from a school level administrator (form provided above).
  5. Obtain and submit ONE Mentor Form.
    This should be from a current administrator, Instructional Lead Teacher, Instructional Technology Specialist, media specialist, teacher, etc. at the building or district levels with instructional technology knowledge and experience. (form provided above).
  6. Obtain and submit a Professional Resume documenting statement of purpose for wanting the degree, education, teaching experience, volunteer and service accomplishments, and record of leadership activities. Your resume MUST reflect, at least, ONE year of teaching experience.
  7. International Applicants Only: Please contact 770-499-3002 for all international admission requirements related to your citizenship or visa status OR link to the Graduate International Admissions page. 


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

Contact Us

For more information please email the Program Coordinator, Dr. Julia Fuller at jfulle40@kennesaw.edu or call the Department 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.