DESCRIPTION: The Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development offers advanced study opportunities in Instructional Technology. These courses provide teachers, media specialists, instructional supervisors and postsecondary personnel the skills and competence necessary to select and use technology in all its forms. Attention is directed to the unique needs of individuals who aspire to leadership positions in the Instructional Technology field.
The knowledge base that supports this rapidly changing field is linked to the classroom practitioner and administrator through structured experiences that model the design, development, use, management, and evaluation of learning resources.
The M.Ed. program in Instructional Technology meets all Georgia Professional Standards Commission requirements and fully subscribes to the curriculum protocols established by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.
If you wish to enhance your technology skills, but do not wish for state certification as a Media Specialist you can enroll using the M.Ed. in Instructional Technology non-certification option.
QUICK ADMIT: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.
REGULAR ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:
- Complete requirements for a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Possess a Professional Level Four Certificate or equivalent in a teaching field. Persons not holding Level Four Certification may be admitted; however, the program will exceed 36 hours.
- Present a cumulative 2.50 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.
- For students who do not possess a Level Four 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 clear, renewable T-4 certificate are not required to submit GRE or MAT scores.
- Submit a completed Disclosure and Affirmation Form that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.
- Persons seeking initial certification not holding Level Four Certification must submit passing scores on the GACE Basic Skills Assessment or be exempt by acceptable SAT, ACT, or GRE scores.
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: There are no on-campus attendance requirements for this program.
TRANSFER POLICIES: A maximum of nine hours can be transferred into the program. Hours that are allowed to be transferred into the program are dependent upon the approval of the academic advisor.
SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Additional coursework is required for individuals who do not hold a basic teaching certificate. Textbook requirements.
TUITION AND FEES: Click HERE for the most recent tuition information.
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES: If the student does not possess a Professional Level Four Certificate or equivalent in a teaching field, courses in curriculum design and special education are required. These courses should be selected following consultation with an advisor.
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