Ed. Specialist Degree (ED.S.)

Instructional Technology
Concentration

Program Coordinator: Dr. Traci Redish - tredish@kennesaw.edu

 

For information on the upcoming ONLINE Ed.S., please email Dr. Redish!
tredish@kennesaw.edu


Admission Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Program Description

The focus of the Instructional Technology concentration is to deepen and broaden the knowledge and skills of candidates in this area of study. The Instructional Technology concentration prepares elementary, secondary and middle grades teachers to be leaders in the use of technology for standards-based instruction and assessment. Instructional Technology emerges from the concept of teacher leadership as its primary emphasis is to support the development of teachers in their efforts to use emerging technologies to increase student achievement. The program of study will prepare teachers to model best practices in the use of instructional technologies and to provide high-quality professional learning experiences for other educators. This course of study is designed to meet the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GPSC) standards for receipt of a T -6 (EdS).

The concentration is aligned to the Technology Facilitation standards developed by National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). These standards are designed to help candidates "exhibit knowledge, skills, and dispositions equipping them to teach technology applications; demonstrate effective use of technology to support student learning of content; and provide professional development, mentoring, and basic technical assistance for other teachers who require support in their efforts to apply technology to support student learning" (ISTE/NCATE, 2002).

Candidates will address these performance standards in the context of collaborative inquiry with peers and faculty during class discussions and course assignments. Course assignments will focus on promoting teacher leadership through the development of high-quality, technology-based curriculum resources and facilitating the effective uses of technology for standards-based instruction and assessment of student learning. Candidates will continue their study of distributed leadership and the distinct responsibilities of the eight roles of school leaders as they manifest in the context of supporting an instructional technology program in a school/district. Assignments will also build candidates' understanding of how to lead, design and implement high-quality professional learning for educators and to navigate the change process connected with introducing a technological innovation into a learning environment. Courses will also require candidates to interact with a broader community of researchers and practitioners through the review of published literature in the field and the participation in professional learning organizations.

 


Ed.S. Common Core in Distributed Leadership for Learning: 18 credit hours
EDL 8000 Foundations of Leadership for Learning
EDUC 8100 Advanced Study of Learning
EDUC 8300 Intercultural Communication and Global Learning
EDRS 8000 Applied Quantitative & Qualitative Research
EDL 8100 Critical Issues in School Transformation
EDRS 8900 Applied Field Research

Ed.S. Instructional Technology Core Courses: 15 credit hours
ITEC 8400 Instructional Design and Technology
ITEC 8410 Technology, Professional Learning & Change
ITEC 8420 Evaluating K-12 Technologies
ITEC 8430 Technology and Student Assessment
ITEC 8440 Planning & Implementing Instructional Technology Programs 

OR

ITEC 9400 Research and Theory in Instructional/Educational Technology
ITEC 9410 Instructional Leadership and Technology Facilitation
ITEC 9420 Evaluating Professional Learning and Technology Implementation
ITEC 9430 Designing and Facilitating Online Learning
ITEC 9300 Critical Issues for Student Learning: (Topic)

Total: 33 Credit Hours

For more information, please contact
the Office of Graduate Programs in Education at
770-423-6043 or send us an email.
We are located in Kennesaw Hall Room 3026.

For additional information on HOPE Teacher Scholarship, please e-mail Kelli Oxford koxford@kennesaw.edu

 


 

Spring 2010 Cohort

Tentative Schedule - Subject to Change

Semester 1 - Spring 10
EDL 8000 Foundations of Distributed Leadership for Learning (3)
ITEC 8420 Evaluating K-12 Technologies ITEC

Semester 2 - Summer 10
EDUC 8100 Advanced Study of Learning (3)
EDUC 8300 Intercultural Communication and Global Learning (3)
ITEC 8430 Technology and Student Assessment (3)

Semester 3 - Fall 10
EDRS 8000 Applied Quantitative & Qualitative Research (3)
EDL 8100 Critical Issues in School Transformation (3)

Semester 4 - Spring 11
EDRS 8900 Applied Field Research (3)
ITEC 9410 Instructional Leadership and Technology Facilitation (3)

Semester 5 - Summer 11
ITEC 9420 Evaluating Professional Learning and Technology Implementation (3)
ITEC 9430 Designing and Facilitating Online Learning (3)

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EDS Degree is Awarded
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Spring 2011 Cohort - 4 candidates

Semester 1 - Spring 11
EDL 8000 Foundations of Distributed Leadership for Learning (3)
ITEC 9410 Instructional Leadership and Technology Facilitation (3)

Semester 2 - Summer 11
EDUC 8100 Advanced Study of Learning (3)
EDUC 8300 Intercultural Communication and Global Learning (3)
ITEC 9420 Evaluating Professional Learning and Technology Implementation (3)

Semester 3 - Fall 11
EDRS 8000 Applied Quantitative & Qualitative Research (3)
ITEC 8400 Instructional Design and Technology (3)

Semester 4 - Spring 12
EDRS 8900 Applied Field Research (3)
ITEC 8410 Technology, Professional Learning and Change (3)

Semester 5 - Summer 12
EDL 8100 Critical Issues in School Transformation (3)
ITEC 8440 Planning and Implementing Instructional Technology Programs (3)

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EDS Degree is Awarded
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