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EDS - Instructional Technology
Specialist of Education (Ed.S.)
Admission Deadlines: All application materials must be submitted by the deadline date for admissions consideration
Terms: Fall, July 1 Spring, Decemeber 1 Summer, April 15
Program Description: There are two tracks for the Ed.S. in Instructional Technology—Certification and Advance. The certification track leads to initial certification in Instructional Technology by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). The upgrade track is for candidates who already have initial certification in Instructional Technology and wish to pursue an advanced track that leads to an upgrade to their existing certificate by the GaPSC.
The certification track in Instructional Technology (GaPSC Rule 505-3-.54) prepares educators who wish to effectively integrate technology into their own teaching practice and to assist other educators in utilizing technology to improve the teaching and learning process. It prepares educators to model best practices in the use of instructional technologies and to provide high-quality professional learning experiences for others. The upgrade track prepares technology leaders to lead the use of technology at the local, state, regional or national levels. Instructional Technology is a new field of certification and will be classified as a Service (S) certificate (P-12) when it is added to an existing clear renewable Georgia certificate.
Tentative Program of Study
Core (9 hours)
- EDUC 8100 - Advanced Study of Learning
- EDRS 8000 - Applied Qualitative and Quantitative Research
- EDRS 8900 - Applied Field Research
CERTIFICATION TRACK: (21 hours) Candidates seeking initial certification in Instructional Technology:
Instructional Technology Certification Courses: (21 hours)
- ITEC 7400 - 21stCentury Teaching and Learning
- ITEC 7410 - Instructional Technology Leadership
- ITEC 7430 - Internet Tools in the Classroom
- ITEC 7445 - Multimedia and Web Design in Education
- ITEC 7460 - Professional Learning & Technology Innovation
- ITEC 7305 - Data Analysis & School Improvement
- ITEC 7500 - Capstone Experience & Portfolio
Total: 30 hours
For more information:
Graduate Programs in Education
- Complete the (Online) Graduate Application
Online Application & Fee submitted electronically.
- Obtain and submit official transcripts from EACH college attended (Bachelors, Masters, etc...), including those institutions where degrees were not earned, to KSU's Graduate Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be received by KSU in a university sealed envelope. Your transcripts should reflect at least an earned Master's degree, or its equivalent, in professional education or a related field.
- Include a copy of your Georgia Teaching Certificate or its departmentally-approved equivalent and all other relevant professional teaching and/or administrative certificates.
Please note: The Department of Instructional Technology 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.
- Copy and submit One (1) Evaluation Form AND One (1) Mentor Form:
Evaluation Form (download pdf) This should be from a school level administrator.
Mentor Form (download pdf) This form 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. Please read the roles of the mentor found on the mentor form linked above.
- Copy and submit a Professional Resume documenting education, teaching experience, volunteer and service accomplishments, and record of leadership activities. Your resume MUST reflect at least three years of professional teaching or administrative experience or both in P-12 education (current full-time employment as a professional educator is preferred.
- Transfer Credit Request Form: Please note that decisions about the acceptability of transfer credit will be made on a case-by-case basis and must be approved by the concentration advisor and Coordinator of the Specialist Program. NEW REQUEST FOR TRANSFER CREDIT FORM: Request for Transfer Credit
- 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: http://www.kennesaw.edu/graduate/admissions/international_admissions.shtml
Only Completed Application Packets will be considered for admissions. Please send your materials to:
Kennesaw State University
Office of Graduate Admissions
1000 Chastain Road, MB 9109
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591