Instructional Technology M.Ed. (Georgia ONmyLINE)

Degree Requirements: 36-42 Credit Hours

The courses in this program are offered 100% online.

Admission Requirements

Regular

  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 requirement.
  5. Present a cumulative 2.50 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined..
  6. For students who do not possess a level four or higher Georgia Certificate, present official report of scores on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE). Students who hold a valid, level four or higher certificate are not required to submit GRE or MAT scores.
  7. Submit a completed “Disclosure and Affirmation Form” that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.
  8. 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.

This program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission as a program leading to certification in Instructional Technology. Completing the program will prepare candidates for certification, but candidates should consult with program faculty, The College of Education Graduate Academic Services Center, or the Georgia Professional Standards commission regarding current certification rules upon entering the program.

Provisional

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 coursework after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status.

Concentration: Instructional Technology, 36 Credit Hours

Concentration Intent: This program meets the content requirements for a level five Service Certificate in Instructional Technology in Georgia.

Credit Hours
Professional Education Core Requirements
FRER   7130Educational Research3
FRLT   7130Learning Theories and Applications3
Specific Requirements
FRIT   7231Instructional Design3
FRIT   7232Visionary Leadership in Instructional Technology3
FRIT   7233Selection and Development of Digital Tools and Resources3
FRIT   7234Information Fluency and Inquiry Learning3
FRIT   7235Digital Learning Environments 13
FRIT   7236Technology-Based Assessment and Data Analysis3
FRIT   7237Evaluation of Educational Needs and Programs3
FRIT   7739Practicum in Instructional Technology 23
Content Electives
Select 6 credit hours of Content Electives (Must have Advisor approval.)6
Total Credit Hours36
1

Requires Instructional Design (FRIT   7231) as a prerequisite.

2

Admission into Practicum in Instructional Technology (FRIT   7739) requires completion of all program specific required courses and acceptable level performance on all program key assessments.

Other Program Requirements

  • Must maintain an account on the College’s electronic data-management system.
  • Must successfully complete assessments identified at each program transition point.
  • Instructional Technology Foundations (ITEC   7530) may not be used as credit hour toward the Instructional Technology M.Ed. Program elective.
  • Claim Georgia southern University as your program provider in your MyPSC Account during your first term of enrollment (See information under MyPSC Account in the Graduate Catalog).

Concentration: School Library Media Specialist, 36 Credit Hours

Concentration Intent: This program meets the content requirements for level five Service certification as a media specialist in Georgia.

Credit Hours
Professional Education Core Requirements
FRER   7130Educational Research3
FRLT   7130Learning Theories and Applications3
Specific Requirements
FREC   7232Children's Literature3
or FRMS   7331 Early Adolescent Literature
FRIT   7231Instructional Design3
FRIT   7233Selection and Development of Digital Tools and Resources3
FRIT   7234Information Fluency and Inquiry Learning3
FRIT   7235Digital Learning Environments 13
FRIT   7331Leadership of the School Library Media Program3
FRIT   7332The School Library Literacy Environment3
Select one of the following:3-6
Practicum in School Library Media 2
Clinical Practice in School Library Media 3
Content Electives
Select 6 credit hours of Content Electives6
Total Credit Hours36
1

Requires Instructional Design (FRIT   7231) as a prerequisite.

2

Admission into Practicum in School Library Media (FRIT   7734) requires completion of all program specific required courses and acceptable level performance on all program key assessments.

3

Candidates who are not certified to teach in Georgia enroll in Clinical Practice in School Library Media (FRIT   7765) in place of Practicum in School Library Media (FRIT   7734) and one content elective.

Other Program Requirements

  • If the student does not possess a level four certificate in a teaching field, a course in the identification and instruction of children with special needs is required for school library certification (S-5). This course should be selected following consultation with an advisor.
  • Must maintain an account on the College’s electronic data-management system.
  • Must successfully complete assessments identified at each program transition point.
  • Instructional Technology Foundations (ITEC   7530) may not be used as credit hour toward the Instructional Technology M.Ed. Program elective.
  • Claim Georgia Southern University as your program provider in your MyPSC Account during your first term of enrollment (See information under MyPSC Account in the Graduate Catalog).

Dual Certification Concentration: School Library Media Specialist and Instructional Technology, 42 Credit Hours

Credit Hours
Professional Education Core Requirements
FRER   7130Educational Research3
FRLT   7130Learning Theories and Applications3
Specific Requirements
FREC   7232Children's Literature3
or FRMS   7331 Early Adolescent Literature
FRIT   7231Instructional Design3
FRIT   7232Visionary Leadership in Instructional Technology3
FRIT   7233Selection and Development of Digital Tools and Resources3
FRIT   7234Information Fluency and Inquiry Learning3
FRIT   7235Digital Learning Environments 13
FRIT   7236Technology-Based Assessment and Data Analysis 13
FRIT   7237Evaluation of Educational Needs and Programs 13
FRIT   7331Leadership of the School Library Media Program3
FRIT   7332The School Library Literacy Environment3
FRIT   7734Practicum in School Library Media 23
FRIT   7739Practicum in Instructional Technology 33
Total Credit Hours42
1

Requires Instructional Design (FRIT   7231) as a prerequisite.

2

Admission into Practicum in School Library Media (FRIT   7734) requires completion of all program specific required courses and acceptable level performance on all program
key assessments.

3

Admission into Practicum in Instructional Technology (FRIT   7739) requires completion of all program specific required courses and acceptable level performance on all program key assessments.

Candidates completing this course of study do not take any electives.

Other Program Requirements

  • Must maintain an account on the College’s electronic data-management system.
  • Must successfully complete assessments identified at each program transition point.
  • Instructional Technology Foundations (ITEC   7530) may not be used as credit hour toward the Instructional Technology M.Ed. Program elective.
  • Claim Georgia Southern University as your program provider in your MyPSC Account during your first term of enrollment (See information under MyPSC Account in the Graduate Catalog).

Advisement

Graduate Academic Services Center
Benjamin Wentworth
P.O. Box 8083
Statesboro, GA 30460
(912) 478-3166
bwentworth@georgiasouthern.edu
Fax: (912) 478-5093
http://coe.georgiasouthern.edu/itec/med-programs/