Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Instructional Technology Certificate Program (Online)

Location(s): Fully 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

Total Credit Hours: 24

1 Requires FRIT 7231 Instructional Design  as a prerequisite
2 Admission into FRIT 7739 Practicum in Instructional Technology  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 datamanagement system.
  • Must successfully complete assessments identified at each program transition point.
  • ITEC 7530 Instructional Technology Foundations  (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 Graduate Academic Advisement .

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)
Email: gradschool@georgiasouthern.edu