Instructional Technology, M.Ed. (Online)
About the Program
The Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development offers advanced study opportunities in Instructional Technology. Attention is directed to the unique needs of individuals who aspire to leadership positions in the Instructional Technology field. Our program has several options for candidates who are seeking certification in Instructional Technology and/or School Library Media in Georgia P-12 Schools. The M.Ed. program in Instructional Technology meets all Georgia Professional Standards Commission requirements for certification as a School Library Media Specialist, for certification as an Instructional Technology Specialist, or for dual certification in both areas.
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- Complete requirements for a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- For admission into the Instructional Technology concentration or the Dual Certification concentration, candidates must possess or be eligible for a renewable Georgia level four or higher Induction, Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate; or possess an equivalent out-of-state level four or higher certificate. Candidates who have completed all requirements for the Georgia level four teaching certificate have until the end of the first semester to obtain the certificate. Candidates with an out-of-state certificate will not receive Georgia certification upon program completion.
For admission into the School Library Media Specialist concentration, candidates may or may not possess a teaching certificate:
- Candidates who possess or are eligible for a renewable Georgia level four or higher certificate, or who possess an equivalent out-of-state certificate should submit a copy of their certification. Candidates who have completed all requirements for the Georgia level four teaching certificate have until the end of the first semester to obtain certificate. Candidates with an out-of-state certificate will not receive Georgia certification upon program completion.
- Candidates may also pursue this concentration without prior Georgia certification as initial certification in Georgia. Persons seeking initial certification must submit passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment, or be exempt by acceptable SAT, ACT, GRE, or GACE Basic Skills scores. Additionally, candidates may be subject to additional course requirements for certification.
- Present a cumulative 2.50 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.
- Submit a completed “Disclosure and Affirmation Form” that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.
Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of ‘B’ or higher in their first nine (9) hours of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status.
*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (www.naces.org)
*The application and all required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab for the program must be received by the deadline. If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.
Last updated: 8/31/2020