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!
Are You Certified in Instructional Technology?
If NO, apply for the Certification Track of the Ed.D. in Instructional Technology.
The Certification Track is designed for educators who are not currently certified in Instructional Technology. The Certification Track leads to the new S-7 certification (service field) in Instructional Technology and increases a Georgia T-6 certification to a T-7. To qualify for a certificate upgrade and salary increase (based upon the salary structure of your employing school system), you must pass the GACE assessment in Instructional Technology and add the new field to your certificate. This track can also be completed by candidates whose careers do not require Georgia certification (e.g., educators in independent, charter, or IE2 school districts; and educators outside of Georgia), but they wish to earn an advanced degree in Instructional Technology based on the PSC Instructional Technology Standards and the ISTE standards for Technology Coaches.
*NOTE Please check with the GaPSC to ensure you will receive an upgrade upon graduation. You should also check with your school/district to determine if you will receive a pay increase.
*NOTE You do NOT need to be working in an Instructional Technology position to receive the upgrade! You can remain in the classroom.
*NOTE You must PASS the GACE in order to add the new ITEC certification and upgrade your existing Georgia teaching certificate.
If YES, apply for the Advanced Track of the Ed.D. in Instructional Technology.
The Advanced Track is designed for educators who already possess initial Georgia certification in Instructional Technology and only need to improve their certificate level from an S-6 to an S-7 and their teaching certificate from a T-6 to a T-7 (if applicable). The Advanced Track can also be completed by candidates whose careers do not require Georgia certification (e.g., educators in independent, charter, or IE2 school districts; and educators outside of Georgia), but they wish to earn an advanced degree in Instructional Technology 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.