Instructional Technology, M.Ed. (Online)

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.

The coursework for M.Ed. is matched with the candidate’s career goals making our degrees suitable for P-12 certification, business, military, or higher education positions in the field of instructional technology. Our program has several options for candidates who are seeking certification in Instructional Technology for the Georgia P-12 Schools and for candidates who are seeking Instructional Technology preparation for other settings.

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.


Program Contact Information:
Graduate Academic Services Center
Phone: (912) 478-1447


M.Ed. Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Complete requirements for a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. For admission to the Instructional Technology Concentration or the Dual Certification Concentration, a valid, level 4 or higher Induction, Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate is required.
  3. For admission to the non-degree certification only program in Instruction Technology, a valid, level 4 or higher Induction, Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate and a master’s degree in any field in education are required.
  4. For admission to the Media Specialist Concentration, certification is not required, but the program will exceed 36 hours to meet certification requirements.
  5. Present a cumulative 2.50 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.
  6. Submit a completed “Disclosure and Affirmation Form” that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.
  7. Persons seeking initial certification not holding level four certification must submit passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment or be exempt by acceptable SAT, ACT, or GRE scores.
*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA.(


M.Ed. Quick Admission

Students holding a clear, renewable Georgia Teaching Certificate (T-4) can be ‘quick admitted’ to the program if the application is submitted prior to the cutoff date. To be fully admitted, official transcripts from any institutions of higher education attended must be submitted prior to registration for the second semester. If you hold a T-4 you do not need to take the GRE or MAT to be fully admitted to the program. Students who do not hold a T-4 need to take the GRE or MAT and have the scores sent to Georgia Southern in addition to providing copies of official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended. Students who do not hold a T-4 are not eligible for quick admission into the program.

Provisional Admission

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.

Fall Spring Summer
Final Deadline July 21* December 1* April 21*

*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: 4/23/2019

Office of Graduate Admissions • PO Box 8113 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5384 •