Instructional Technology, M.Ed.
The Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology prepares candidates to effectively integrate technology into the classroom and to serve as technology coaches/facilitators in PK-12 schools. The program is designed for educators across the country and is aligned to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Educator standards (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 and technology coaching for other educators. This program enables educators to complete the master’s degree in six semesters. Candidates will complete 36 hours of specialized coursework taught by full- and part-time graduate faculty. The program is fully online.
The M.Ed. with a major in in Instructional Technology is designed for experienced educational professionals and is limited to current practitioners who have successfully completed at least one year of full-time teaching in the field. The School of Instructional Technology & Innovation Graduate Admission Committee in the Bagwell College of Education determines the eligibility of each applicant. To be considered for admission to the Master of Education Program of Study with a major in Instructional Technology a candidate must possess the following beyond the general KSU Graduate Admissions :
- Earned baccalaureate degree in professional education or a related field. The applicant must exhibit a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or above (4.0 scale). The applicant must submit official transcripts from each college attended.
- A professional teaching certificate or departmentally-approved equivalent. All official state-approved teaching certifications are accepted. The School of Instructional Technology & Innovation recognizes and appreciates that many independent or charter schools may 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.
- A professional resume documenting statement of purpose for wanting the degree, education, and full-time teacher or leader positions in K-12. Other information such as volunteer and service accomplishments and record of leadership activities are also welcome. At least one year of full-time teaching experience is preferred, 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.
- If seeking GaPSC certification, applicants must obtain and submit a Mentor form indicating support from a qualified mentor who meets the GaPSC Mentor Requirements. Mentor requirements can be found on the ITEC Mentor form on the Graduate Admissions website for this program.
Admission to a cohort group is competitive and open to a limited number of candidates. The decision from the Graduate Admissions Committee is communicated in writing to the applicants. An applicant will not be considered for admission until all application requirements are met by the specified deadline. If admission is denied upon the first review, the applicant must contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to update his or her application for review in a future semester.