Instructional Technology at Georgia Southern University
Welcome to the Instructional Technology Program at Georgia Southern University!
Instructional technology is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological process and resources (AECT Definition and Terminology Committee, 2008, p. 1). Simply put, instructional technologists study how people learn and design instruction using appropriate available technology. Our courses provide teachers, media specialists, instructional supervisors, and post secondary personnel the skills and competence necessary to select and use technology in all its forms. Attention is directed to the unique needs of individuals who aspire to leadership positions in the Instructional Technology field.
All of our degree coursework is offered 100% online. Our faculty are full-time members of the Georgia Southern University community and national leaders in the field of Instructional Technology.
Our Education Specialist program is a research-based degree that guides students through applied research in their institutional settings.
Our M.Ed. Instructional Technology degree can be tailored to meet the needs of technology specialists and instructional designers in business and industry, military, and higher education. The degree also offers two K-12 certification options recognized by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) in school library media or instructional technology.
The Online Teaching and Learning Endorsement program is designed to prepare K-12 teachers to teach in a virtual school environment.
The new Computer Science Education for Teachers Endorsement program provides certification for in-service teachers to teach computer science in grades P-12.
The Instructional Technology Undergraduate Minor is an interdisciplinary minor that prepares students to tackle instructional and design challenges in any job setting through by using technology to design, develop, utilize, manage, and evaluate learning and training systems.