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M.Ed. in Instructional Technology: School Library Media

  • Total Credit Hours: 36
  • Degree Format: Online

About

The M.Ed. in Instructional Technology/ Library Media is an ALA/AASL recognized degree program in which students gain practical skills and knowledge through incorporation of the American Association of School Librarian standards. Students have opportunities to demonstrate the roles and dispositions of the 21st century school media specialist through class projects, field experiences, and a final internship. Through collaborative and independent experiences, students progress through a series of online courses designed to develop the technological, administrative, and instructional tools needed to effectively serve as a leader, manage a school library, and work as an effective collaborative partner with teachers with the P-12 school setting.

Cost and Length of Program

The prescribed M.Ed. in Instructional Technology course sequence will allow you to complete the course requirements of the program within 7 semesters. Based on completing 36 course hours, the cost of the program is *$10,548 not including standard University fees. We encourage you to compare our cost with any other institution. We think you will be pleasantly surprised to see what a great value VSU is.

*Cost computed based on Fall 2016 rates.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Dianne Dees 
Email: ecdees@valdosta.edu 
Phone: 229-333-5633

Admission Deadlines

Fall Semester: July 15 
Spring Semester: November 15 
Summer Semester: April 15

Admissions Requirements

Required Documents Admission Requirements
Online Graduate Application
  • Application Fee (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online
One Official Transcript from each institution where you have previously enrolled (undergraduate and graduate).
(Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School.)
  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university. 
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for an undergraduate or graduate degree.  The undergraduate or graduate GPA will be calculated on all work attempted in which letter grades are awarded.
  • Minimum GPA requirements may also be met by the following: Applicants having a cumulative GPA of 2.5-2.74 on a 4.0 scale for an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution must submit a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score.

Recommended scores for admission are:

  • GRE - Verbal score of 350 (for tests prior to July 2011) or 143 (for tests July 2011 or later)
  • GRE - Quantitative score of 400 (for tests taken prior to July 2011) or 140 (for tests July 2011 or later)
  • GRE - Analytical Writing score of 3.0
  • MAT - 386
GACE Program Admission Assessment
  • Passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment or GACE Basic Skills Assessment or a qualifying exemption.
  • Qualifying exemptions include minimum scores on the ACT, GRE, and SAT or a valid level 4 or higher Induction, Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate.

Career Goal Statement

VSU Medical Form
  • The form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
  • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

Important Program Information

  • This program is delivered in a fully-online format.
  • Prior to completing the required program of study, all enrolled students must attempt the GACE Media Specialist Content Assessment
  • Prior to applying for Media Specialist certification, all students currently enrolled or who have completed their programs of study must pass the GACE Media Specialist Content Assessment.

International Applicants

The M.Ed. in Instructional Technology program is a fully online program. Federal homeland security guidelines students visas cannot be issued for fully online programs.

Prospective students whose first language is not English and those who completed coursework or degrees outside the U.S., please review the information below for specific information and guidelines.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Applicants whose first language is not English (based on country of citizenship) must submit official scores on the TOEFL exam or IELTS exam. International applicants whose first language is not English but who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution may be exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.
  • Evaluation of International Transcripts - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework.  This transcript evaluation must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service such as Josef Silny, ECE, etc. The transcript evaluation does not replace the transcript requirement. Official transcripts are still required.

Admission Classifications

Admission Questions

For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.

Applicant Resources

Graduation Requirements

  1. A candidate must complete an application for graduation one semester prior to their expected graduation date.
  2. A candidate must have a GPA of 3.00 or above on all graduate coursework. No grade below a “C” will be credited toward the degree.
  3. A candidate in the Instructional Technology - Library Media program will successfully complete a electronic portfolio.

Program Retention, Dismissal, and Readmission

  1. The maximum time allowed for completion of the master’s degree is seven calendar years.  No work completed more than seven years prior to degree completion will be accepted toward the degree, except with special permission from the candidate’s  advisor, Dean of the College of Education, and approval from the Dean of the Graduate School.
  2. No more than 6 semester hours of academic work may be transferred from another institution into a Dewar College of Education graduate program.  Transfer credit will be evaluated after admission, by the academic department.
  3. Earning grades below “B” in graduate courses will result in the following consequences: Students admitted Fall 2011 and thereafter will be dismissed from the Graduate School if they accumulate three or more academic deficiency points unless otherwise indicated by individual program policy. A grade of “C” (although it may be credited toward a degree) equals one deficiency point. A grade of “D,” “WF” or “F,” or “U” (none of which will be credited toward a degree) equals two deficiency points. Candidates admitted BEFORE Fall 2011 and receiving two grades below “C” (“D”, “F”, “WF”,“U”) will be dismissed from the program. One grade below a "C" results in a warning.
  4. If dismissed from the program a student must not be enrolled for two semesters. Application for readmission may be initiated during the second semester. Readmission is not guaranteed, and prior academic performance and student conduct/disposition in the program will be considered. The academic program reserves the right to place specific conditions and contingencies on any offer of readmission.
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