Master of Education in Instructional Technology

The Master’s in Instructional Technology degree is 100% online and will prepare you with the skills needed to integrate technology into your classroom and serve as a technology coach or facilitator in P-12 schools.

This 100% online master's degree in Instructional Technology program is designed for all educators nationwide. It aligns with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Educators (ISTE-E).

The Master’s in Instructional Technology degree will provide you the skills to advance student learning in schools. The program is designed for teachers in the classroom and teacher leaders who have access to a classroom to implement technology-enhanced lessons.

The M.Ed. in Instructional Technology is a fully online cohort program and will enable you to complete your degree in six semesters. You will complete 36 hours of specialized course work taught by full and part-time graduate faculty and experienced technical specialists.

Once you complete the program, you will be prepared to utilize technology to support student learning effectively; teach technology applications, and provide professional development, mentoring/coaching, and essential technical assistance for other teachers who require support in their efforts to apply technology to facilitate P-12 student learning.

Georgia Educators - The Instructional Technology Master's Degree satisfies requirements for an S-5 certification (service field) in Instructional Technology and increases a T-4 certification to a T-5. However, to qualify for the new S-certification and the certificate upgrade, you must pass the GACE assessment in Instructional Technology and add the new field to your existing GaPSC teaching certificate.

  • This program will NOT lead to initial GaPSC teacher certification.
  • 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 salary increase.
  • You do NOT need to be working in an Instructional Technology position to receive the upgrade, and you can remain teaching in the classroom. Please check with your district for any restrictions.
  • You must "pass" the GACE to add the new ITEC certification and upgrade your existing Georgia teaching certificate.

Effective for Cohorts Starting FALL 2021

Kennesaw State University School of Instructional Technology & Innovation has been recognized by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) as an ISTE Certification Provider.  Kennesaw State is the first (and only) higher education program in Georgia to be awarded this distinction.

What does this mean? You will develop a portfolio based on the ISTE Standards for Educators (ISTE-E). Upon graduation, you may choose to submit your portfolio for $250 to ISTE for ISTE Certification.  

KSU is the only institution in Georgia offering the opportunity to become certified by both the GaPSC and ISTE!

As a part of the program, you will be required to purchase a two-year subscription for a Chalk & Wire account (~$105) online from the KSU Bookstore if you do not already have an active account.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Online

Number of Credit Hours: 36 Total Hours

Entry Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Two-year Program

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring, November 1st
  • Fall, July 1st
  • Summer, April 1st
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Admissions Requirements

  • Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee. 
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to ksugrad@kennesaw.edu. Your transcripts should reflect at least a Master's degree with at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Clear Renewable Georgia Teaching Certificate or Departmentally Approved Alternative - To print a copy of your Georgia clear, renewable certificate, you may log onto www.gapsc.com
  • Mentor Form - This should be from a current administrator at the building or district level with instructional technology knowledge and experience. 
  • Professional Resume - Can be uploaded into the online application. Should document education, teaching experience, volunteer and service accomplishments, and record of leadership activities. Your resume MUST reflect at least three years of teaching experience. 
  • Professional Reflections Statement - Can be uploaded into the online application. Should reflect why you are interested in attending KSU for your doctoral studies, your technology leadership experiences, your career goals, and how the Ed.D. in Instructional Technology aligns with these goals. 
  • GRE Score Report (General Test)- Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU (school code 5359). No department code is necessary. 
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Instructional Technology Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • ISTE Awarded – Only Georgia University awarded the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), where you develop a portfolio based on the ISTE Standards.

  • Approved by the GPSC — The Georgia Professional Standards Commission fully supports all degrees for the Masters of Education in Instructional Technology at Kennesaw State University

  • 100% Online — The Ed.S. in Secondary and Middle Grades education is entirely online, providing you with flexibility for a balanced work-learn life.

What can you do with an Instructional Technology degree?

A Master's of Education in Instructional Technology degree can lead to various professional jobs such as:

  • Computer Learning Lab Coordinator
  • Course Developer or Designer
  • Instructional Designer
  • Media Specialist
  • Mentor Coach
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Online Learning Specialist
  • Technology Coordinator
  • Technology Integration Specialist
  • Web-Based Learning Manager

Instructional Technology Salary and Career Information


School of Instructional Technology & Innovation

Kennesaw State University 
School of Instructional Technology & Innovation
Kennesaw Hall 
585 Cobb Ave - Box #0127 
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone: 470-578-3262

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