The coursework for M.Ed. is matched with the candidate’s career goals making our degrees suitable for P-12 certification, business, military, or higher education positions in the field of instructional technology. Our program has several options for candidates who are seeking certification in Instructional Technology for the Georgia P-12 Schools and for candidates who are seeking Instructional Technology preparation for other settings. All options are presented below.
- Instructional Technology Certification – qualifies as an approved state program for the Georgia Professional Standards requirements for certification as a P-12 instructional technologist.
- School Library Media Certification – qualifies as an approved state program for the Georgia Professional Standards requirements for certification as a P-12 school library media specialist. (Available for candidates entering with Georgia Teacher Certification and for candidates without certification.)
- Dual Certification – additional coursework and an extended practicum lead to certification coursework for both P-12 School Library Media and Instructional Technologist.
- Add-on Certification – candidates who already have a M.Ed. in another P-12 field, can add on the school library media or instructional technology certification.
- In addition to completing the program of study for each field, candidates must also complete and pass the appropriate GACE for the selected certification area. Additional information about certification can be found through the College of Education Student Success Center.
Which Instructional Technology program of study will help you achieve your P-12 certification goals?
Non Certification Programs
M.Ed. Cohort in Instructional Technology & Design
The Instructional Technology program in the Georgia Southern University College of Education offers classes for a special cohort of M.Ed. students focused on learning contexts outside of p-12 schools. Students in this cohort do not earn teacher certification or certification for Instructional Technology (p-12 schools). Coursework and projects in this cohort focus on adult learners in contexts such as higher education professional development, higher education instructional technology, corporate training, military training, and medical education. Students are admitted for this cohort once a year, and begin in the fall semester. Applicants must meet all admission requirements and fall application deadlines for the M.Ed. in Instructional Technology program. Cohort availability is dependent upon program resources. For further information about this cohort, please contact Dr. Charles Hodges via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Learning Objectives
SLO #1 Candidates in the M.Ed. in Instructional Technology Program, School Library/Media concentration, will demonstrate relevant and current professional knowledge and skills. By the completion of the program candidates will
- Model the effective use of research-based best practices in instructional design when designing and developing an inquiry-based approach to learning.
- Interpret and use data to create and share new knowledge to improve practice in school libraries.
- Model and develop the use of online and blended learning digital content and learning networks to support and extend student learning and professional learning for teachers and administrators.
- Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate school library programs, resources, and services.
SLO #2 Candidates in the M.Ed. in Instructional Technology Program, School Library/Media concentration, will demonstrate the ability to impact student learning. By the completion of the program candidates will
- Collaborate with teachers and administrators in the development of inquiry-based learning.
- Demonstrate the effective use of digital tools and resources to support and enhance student learning.
- Design and implement technology-enhanced learning experiences making appropriate use of differentiation based upon an analysis of learner characteristics.
- Design strategies to effectively use data and information to assess how the library program addresses the needs of diverse users.
SLO #3 Candidates in the M.Ed. in Instructional Technology Program, School Library/Media concentration, will demonstrate the professional dispositions that are expected of school library media specialists. By the completion of the program candidates will
- Facilitate the development and implementation of a shared vision for the use of technology and instructional resources in teaching, learning, and leadership in the school library media program.
- Collaborate with teachers and administrators to select, evaluate, and implement resources in all formats and digital tools.
- Model and facilitate the use of research-based, learner-centered strategies addressing the diversity of all students.
- Engage in and reflect on continuous learning, and demonstrate appropriate practice in school library media centers.
SLO #4 Candidates in the M.Ed. in Instructional Technology Program, School Library/Media concentration, will demonstrate skills and strategies that create school library media programs that support student learning. By the completion of the program candidates will
- Develop and implement a shared vision for a school library media program that aligns resources, services, and standards with the school’s mission.
- Collaborate with teachers and administrators to design and implement inquiry-based learning experiences aligned with relevant standards, including the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner.
- Evaluate, select and provide access to resources designed to meet the diverse needs of students, teachers, and administrators.
- Organize library facilities to enhance the use of resources and services and to ensure equitable access for all users.
- Design and implement strategies to promote reading for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment.
SLO #5 Candidates in the M.Ed. in Instructional Technology Program, School Library/Media concentration, will demonstrate appropriate standards of ethical professional behavior and develop strategies to develop digital citizenship skills. By the completion of the program candidates will
- Develop and promote strategies for achieving equitable access to resources.
- Model and develop strategies for the safe, healthy, legal, and ethical uses of digital information and technologies.
- Model and facilitate the use of digital tools and resources to support diverse student needs, enhance cultural understanding, and increase global awareness.
- Practice ethical principles of the school library/media profession and advocate for intellectual freedom and privacy.
Last updated: 2/22/2016