Ed.S. in IT with a Technology Applications concentration/certification

By completing this online degree and passing the appropriate Georgia content assessment, certified Georgia educators will be eligible for the new GaPSC P-12 Instructional Technology (level 5/6) service certificate.  Adding the Instructional Technology certification through this program provides a Level 5/6 certificate upgrade for any educator currently certified in teaching, service, or leadership, regardless of position.

Selected Educational Outcomes for the Instructional Technology Ed.S. degree with Technology Applications Concentration
  1. Candidates will demonstrate an adequate understanding of the knowledge expected in their fields and delineated in professional, state, and institutional standards while simultaneously demonstrating professional growth and development.
  2. Candidates will use data and current research to inform their practices and enhance their leadership role in designing, developing, utilizing, managing, and evaluating instructional technology.
  3. Candidates will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to create positive environments for teaching and learning.
  4. Candidates will understand and build upon the developmental levels of students with whom they work; the diversity of students, families, and communities; and the policy contexts within which they work as they model and facilitate best practices, digital citizenship, and informative program evaluation.


Examples of Outcome Assessments
  1. Candidates will demonstrate content knowledge through course-based content assessments, state-based content exam, and a portfolio.
  2. Candidates will demonstrate their ability to use data and current research to inform their practice through completion of a review of literature and an action research project.
  3. Candidates will demonstrate their ability to create positive environments for student learning during field-based projects related to digital learning environments.
  4. Candidates will demonstrate their ability to professionally build upon their knowledge of students, learning, diversity, evaluation, and instruction by completing a program evaluation and proposed plan of action.