Instructional Technology Certificate Program (Online)

Requirements: 24 Credit Hours

The courses in this program are offered 100% online.

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.

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission

  1. Complete requirements for a master’s degree in education from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Possess or be eligible for a valid Georgia level five 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 five or higher certificate. Candidates who have completed all requirements for the Georgia level five 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.
  3. Present a cumulative 2.50 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.
  4. Submit a completed "Disclosure and Affirmation Form" that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.

Program of Study

Credit Hours
Specific Requirements24
Instructional Design
Visionary Leadership in Instructional Technology
Selection and Development of Digital Tools and Resources
Information Fluency and Inquiry Learning
Digital Learning Environments 1
Technology-Based Assessment and Data Analysis 1
Evaluation of Educational Needs and Programs 1
Practicum in Instructional Technology 2
Total Credit Hours24

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) (or equivalent course) may not be used as credit toward Instructional Technology certification.
  • Claim Georgia Southern University as your program provider in your MyPSC Account during your first term of enrollment (see information under MyPSC Account in Graduate Catalog, College of Education).


Graduate students are advised by their program. Graduate students should reach out to their graduate program director for information regarding the structures in place to facilitate advisement. For more information visit the Graduate Academic Advisement catalog page.

Graduate students can also contact the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies for more information about their program director.
Phone: 912-478-COGS (2647)