Sep 30, 2023
The online Master of Education with a major in Instructional Technology, Media, and Design includes three tracks: Instructional Technology, School Library Media, and School Library Media with Instructional Technology certification. All three are designed to prepare students to be progressive, innovative, and academically grounded in theory and rooted in practice. Graduates of the Instructional Technology program apply their skills in the marketplace of the P - 12 school, as well as higher education, corporate environment, health care and governmental organizations. Graduates of the School Library Media program are well grounded in the day-to-day management of the P - 12 School Library Media Centers. While in the program, Instructional Technology students have the opportunity to collaborate with stakeholders through technology-based tools and applications while School Library Media students derive learning experiences from practical field experiences in library settings. Program learning experiences are grounded in theoretical perspective and practical application of knowledge to ensure that candidates are able to immediately apply learning objectives in diverse educational settings.
The major in instructional technology, media and design is designed to prepare school library media specialists and instructional technologists at the graduate level. The master’s program requires 36 semester hours and consists of three program concentrations: (1) school library media; (2) instructional technology and (3) school library media with instructional technology certification. Concentration three is available only for candidates who already hold a professional teaching certificate.
With concentration one, candidates are provided with educational experiences to prepare them to work in P-12 settings as media specialists. Students acquire skills that are necessary to design and deliver an effective school library media program as well as evaluate its effectiveness through formative and summative measures.
With concentration two, candidates are provided with opportunities to prepare them for work in P-12 schools, higher education, corporate, health care, and government organizations. The focus is on developing skills that are essential to effective instructional design and technology, technology planning, integrating technology into the curriculum, problem solving for technology-related issues, and making use of formative and summative data for instructional decisions.
With concentration three, candidates are provided with educational experiences to prepare them to work in P-12 settings as media specialists. Students acquire skills that are necessary to design and deliver an effective school library media program as well as evaluate its effectiveness through formative and summative measures. There is also a focus on developing skills that are essential to effective instructional design and technology, technology planning, integrating technology into the curriculum, and problem solving for technology-related issues.
All master’s programs require a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
School Library Media Concentration
Education Core (9 -12 hrs)
Media Specialist Certification Sequence (21hrs)
Instructional Technology Concentration
Instructional Technology Certification (12 hrs)
Electives - (15 hrs - select 5 courses)
Online Teaching Endorsement or Online Teaching Certificate Elective Courses (9 hours)
- MEDT 7472 - Introduction to Distance Learning 3 Credit Hours (Prerequisite: MEDT 7461 or MEDT 7464 )
- MEDT 7491 - Implementation, Assessment, and Evaluation of Online Learning 3 Credit Hours (Prerequisite: MEDT 7472 )
- MEDT 7492 - Leadership and Administration of Online Learning and e-Learning 3 Credit Hours (Prerequisite or Corequisite: MEDT 7491 )
Additional Elective Courses
- EDRS 6302 - Conducting Literature Review Research in Human Sciences 3 Credit Hours
- MEDT 7462 - Internet Tools, Resources, and Issues in Education 3 Credit Hours
- MEDT 7466 - Digital Photography in Instruction 3 Credit Hours
- MEDT 7467 - Web Design for Instruction 3 Credit Hours
- MEDT 7470 - Digital Media Production and Utilization 3 Credit Hours
- MEDT 7479 - Digital Game-Based Learning 3 Credit Hours
- MEDT 7480 - Global Learning and Collaboration with Technology 3 Credit Hours
- MEDT 7485 - Special Topics in Media 1.0 - 3.0 Credit Hours (with advisor approval)
Others to be approved by advisor
1. The Instructional Technology Certification courses (e.g., MEDT 7461, MEDT 7468, MEDT 7476, and MEDT 7490) are required courses for Instructional Technology Certification through the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) but can be taken as electives for non-certification students.
2. Special Education in the Regular Classroom - House Bill 671 requirement must be met - course or training or current Renewable Professional certificate.
3. Students must pass the GACE Content Assessments for IT if they seek certification.
4. Renewable Professional certificate upon admission required for eligibility for Instructional Technology certification and Online Teaching Endorsement.
5. The Online Teaching Endorsement and the Online Teaching Certificate are two program options that require the same courses but are tailored to two distinct audiences. The endorsement is designed for students who hold a current clear, renewable teaching certificate at level 4 or higher, in accordance with the requirements of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The certificate is designed for students working in non-K-12 environments (i.e., higher education, industry, military) who wish to improve their online design and facilitation competencies.
6. The courses MEDT 7476 and MEDT 7491 are not offered in summer semesters.
7. To graduate, students must hold a minimum of a “B” average (i.e., 3.0).
School Library Media with Instructional Technology Concentration
M.Ed. Core (Required 6 hours)
Media Specialist Certification Sequence (21 hours)
Instructional Technology Certification Sequence (9 hours)