ABOUT THE PROGRAMS
Today's educational technology leaders are known by many different titles such as Technology Director, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO). No matter the title, educational technology leaders have dual leadership roles--both instructional and technical--and according to CoSN, these roles encompass a broad range of skills including:
The Ed.D. in Instructional Technology will prepare you for these roles and challenge you to grow as an educational technology leader!
The Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Certification Track prepares candidates to effectively integrate technology into their own teaching practice and assist other educators in utilizing technology to improve the teaching and learning process. It also prepares candidates to model best practices in the use of instructional technologies and to provide high-quality professional learning experiences for others. Candidates will be prepared to integrate technology into their own classroom and serve in the role of a Technology Coach for a school or district.
At the state level, the Certification Track is aligned to the GaPSC Standards for Instructional Technology. Nationally, the Certification Track is aligned to the ISTE Standards for Educators (ISTE-E) developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
Effective for Cohorts Starting FALL 2021:
The School of Instructional Technology & Innovation at KSU has been recognized by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) as an ISTE Certification Provider. KSU is the first higher education program in Georgia to be awarded this distinction. What does this mean? Students enrolled in our Instructional Technology EDD certification track program will develop a portfolio based on the ISTE Standards for Educators (ISTE-E). Upon graduation, students may choose to submit their portfolio for $250 to ISTE for ISTE Certification. KSU will be the only institution in Georgia offering the opportunity to become certified by both the GaPSC and ISTE!
The Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Advanced Track is fully online and designed for educators who currently hold or aspire to hold a technology leadership position at the school, district, or state level. The Ed.D. is intended to deepen and broaden the educational technology leadership knowledge and skills of candidates. The program is based on the ISTE Standards for Technology Directors and the CoSN Framework of Essential Skills for K-12 CTOs.
STATEMENTS BELOW APPLY TO BOTH PROGRAMS
Students who complete their Ed.S. in Instructional Technology at Kennesaw State University may apply up to 15 hours of their Ed.S. to the Ed.D. in Instructional Technology. Students who have completed their Ed.S. at other institutions within the last 5 years may have their transcripts analyzed to receive transfer credit toward the Ed.D. in Instructional Technology at KSU.
All students must purchase a Chalk & Wire account ($82) online from the KSU Bookstore if they do not already have an active account.
YOU MUST CHOOSE EITHER TRACK AT THE START OF THE APPLICATION
APPLICATION AND DOCUMENT DEADLINES
This program accepts applications in Fall:
Please submit all application materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Their contact information, including mailing address, can be found here.
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION
Note to Georgia Educators
Georgia educators who wish to upgrade their Georgia certificate must already possess initial Georgia certification in Instructional Technology to improve their certificate level (6 to 7). The Ed.D. increases a Georgia T-6 to a T-7 and an S-6 to an S-7 IF (SEE ABOVE) you already have certification in Instructional Technology.