Online M.Ed. Degree in Instructional Technology

Program Description

The Instructional Technology (IT) M.Ed. degree allows students to obtain an advanced degree in the rapidly growing field of instructional technology.

There are two active Options in the Instructional Technology Program:

  • The Library Media Technology Option prepares students to be school media specialists. Students become eligible for Georgia S-5 certification by completing the masters program and passing score GACE II.
  • The Technology Applications Option prepares students to be technology coordinators or instructional technologists in a variety of contexts: public schools, business, industry, government, the military, health fields, and higher education.

Selected Educational Outcomes Library-Media Technology Option 

  1. Students will demonstrate an adequate understanding of the knowledge expected in their fields and delineated in professional, state, and institutional standards.
  2. Students will use data and current research to inform their practices.
  3. Students will create positive environments for student learning.
  4. Students 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.

Examples of Outcome Assessments Library-Media Technology Option 

  1. Students will demonstrate content knowledge through passing the state-required content assessment.
  2. Students will demonstrate their ability to use data and current research to inform their practice through completion of a comprehensive review of literature.
  3. .Students will demonstrate their ability to create positive environments for student learning during a faculty observation of their clinical practice.
  4. .Students will demonstrate their ability to positively impact P-12 learning through an instructional design project.

Selected Educational Outcomes Technology Applications Option 

  1. Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to use processes and resources for learning by applying principles and theories of media utilization,diffusion, implementation, and policy-making (AECT, Utilization Domain).
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to plan, organize,coordinate, and supervise instructional technology by applying principles, theo-ries, and research related to project, resource, delivery system, and information management (AECT, Management Domain).
  3. Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to design condi-tions for learning by applying principles, theories, and research associated with instructional systems design, message design, instructional strategies, and learner characteristics (AECT, Design Domain)

Examples of Outcome Assessments Technology Applications Option 

  1. Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to use processes and resources for learning by applying principles and theories of media utilization,diffusion, implementation, and policy-making (AECT, Utilization Domain).
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to plan, organize,coordinate, and supervise instructional technology by applying principles, theo-ries, and research related to project, resource, delivery system, and information management (AECT, Management Domain).
  3. Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to design condi-tions for learning by applying principles, theories, and research associated with instructional systems design, message design, instructional strategies, and learner characteristics (AECT, Design Domain).