Jul 14, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Instructional Technology, M.Ed.

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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-3262

Program Description

The Master of Education program with a major in Instructional Technology prepares candidates to integrate technology into the classroom AND to serve as technology coaches/facilitators in P-12 schools. The program is designed for educators across the nation and is aligned to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Technology Coach standards (ISTE-C). This program enables experienced teachers to complete the master’s program in six semesters. Candidates will complete 36 hours of specialized course work taught by full- and part-time graduate faculty and experienced technology specialists. The program is delivered to cohorts in an online format.

Admission Requirements

The M.Ed. with a major in in Instructional Technology is designed for experienced educational professionals and is limited to current practitioners who have successfully completed at least one year of full-time teaching in the field. The Department of Instructional Technology Graduate Admission Committee in the Bagwell College of Education determines the eligibility of each applicant. To be considered for admission to the Master of Education Program of Study with a major in Instructional Technology a candidate must possess the following beyond the general KSU Graduate Admissions  : 

  • The applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree. The applicant must exhibit a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or above (4.0 scale). The applicant must submit transcripts from each college attended.  
  • The applicant must hold and submit a valid T-4 Georgia Teaching Certificate or a departmentally-approved equivalent. All official state-approved teaching certifications are accepted.  
  • The applicant must have at least one year of teaching experience before enrolling in the program. 
  • The applicant must obtain and submit a professional resume documenting statement of purpose for wanting the degree, education, teaching experiences, volunteer and service accomplishments and record of leadership experiences. Your resume MUST reflect, at least, ONE year of teaching experience. 
  • The applicant must obtain and submit one Evaluation form indicating support from a current principal or another current school or district administrator. 
  • The applicant must obtain and submit one Mentor form indicating support from a current administrator, Instructional Lead Teacher, Instructional Technology Specialist, teacher, etc. at the building or district levels with instructional technology knowledge and experience. 
  • The GRE is not required.

Admission to a cohort group is competitive and open to a limited number of candidates. The decision from the Graduate Admissions Committee is communicated in writing to the applicants. An applicant will not be considered for admission until all application requirements are met by the specified deadline. If admission is denied upon the first review, the applicant must contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to update his or her application for review in a future semester. 

Admission Criteria for Unique Cases

Currently there are no exceptions to the admission requirements.

Transfer Credit

Graduate courses taken at other accredited institutions must be evaluated and approved by the program coordinator or department chair. A maximum of nine semester hours of transfer credit (with grades of “B” or better) may be applied toward a degree program. No courses will be accepted for transfer credit if they are more than five years old at the time of evaluation or have been used in completing another degree. Transfer credit includes all course work accepted into the M.Ed. program prior to admission in full standing (maximum nine semester hours), whether earned at another institution or at Kennesaw State University. 

Petition to Graduate

Each candidate must petition to graduate in OWL Express by the deadlines set for each semester as stated on the Registrar’s website: https://registrar.kennesaw.edu/. For more information, please view the corresponding section of Academic Policies .

Program of Study

Required Courses (36 Credit Hours)

Course sequence may vary depending on the semester in which the candidate enrolls as well as the endorsement chosen by the candidate.

Program Total (36 Credit Hours)

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