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 ” graduate .” 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:
SEMESTER I – Spring
ITEC 7400 21st Century Teaching and Learning
ITEC 7430 Internet Tools in the Classroom
SEMESTER II – Summer
ITEC 7480 Introduction to Online Learning
SEMESTER III – Fall
ITEC 7470 Educational Research
ITEC 7481 Designing Developing Online Learning or other elective – see advisor
SEMESTER IV – Spring
ITEC 7460 Professional Learning Tech Innovation
ITEC 7482 Facilitating Online Learning or other elective – see advisor
SEMESTER V – Summer
ITEC 7305 Data Analysis School Improvement
ITEC 7445 Multimedia and Web Design Elective
SEMESTER VI – Fall
ITEC 7410 Instructional Technology Leadership
ITEC 7500 Capstone Experience Portfolio
Please gather your teaching certificate, evaluation form, mentor form, and resume before applying so you can upload these documents during the application process.
- 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.
- 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).
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This should be from a school level administrator (form provided above).
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).
*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.