M.Ed. in Instructional Technology

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Program Overview

Online masters DegreeThe 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. 

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. 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.

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.

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
Elective:
ITEC 7481 Designing Online Learning
or
ITEC 7602
Creating a Culture of Personalized Learning
or
other elective - see ITEC advisor

SEMESTER V - Spring
ITEC 7430 Digital Tools for Learning
Elective:
ITEC 7482
Facilitating Online Learning 
or 
ITEC 7603 Employing the Processes of Personalized Learning 
or
other elective - see ITEC advisor

SEMESTER VI - Summer
ITEC 7470 Educational Research
ITEC 7500 Capstone Experience & Portfolio

Admission Requirements/How do I Apply?

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

  1. Complete the Online Graduate Application. There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
    Please note the 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 in a sealed envelope to KSU at the address below:

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

  3. Education Requirement - Earned baccalaureate degree in K-12 teacher education or a related field. 
     
  4. Obtain and submit a copy of your Teaching Certificate or a departmentally-approved equivalent. All official state-approved teaching certifications are accepted. To print a copy of your Georgia clear, renewable certificate, you may log onto www.gapsc.com. The School of Instructional Technology & Innovation 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 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.

  5. Obtain and submit ONE Mentor Form.
    All applicants must obtain and submit a Mentor form indicating support from a mentor. If seeking GaPSC certification, the mentor should meet the GaPSC Mentor Requirements. Mentor requirements can be found on the ITEC Mentor form on the Graduate Admissions website for this program. 

  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. At least one year of full-time teaching experience is preferred, but not required, as the MEd incorporates coaching educators to integrate technology. 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.

  7. International Applicants Only: Please contact 470.578.4377 for all international admission requirements related to your citizenship or visa status OR visit the Graduate International Admissions page. 

Deadline

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 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.

 

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