Education Specialist in Instructional Technology

Program Coordinator

Admission Deadlines

Additional Links

Dr. Jiyoon Jung (for Spring 2021 semester and Fall 21 inquiries) Fall Semester: May 8 Retention/Dismissal/Readmission Policy
Email: Spring Semester: November 15 Graduation Requirements
Phone: 229-333-5633

No Summer Admission

Ed.S. Instructional Technology Program 

Admission Requirements

Required Documents

Admission Requirements

Online Graduate Application

  • Application Fee (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online

Official transcript from your master's degree-granting school and from any graduate coursework

(Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School

  • Must hold a minimum of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 Scale form a regionally accredited institution of higher education. GPA will be calculated on all attempted graduate coursework in which a letter grade was awarded.
  • Three years professional experience.
  • NOTE: Excellent performance in one or more admission criteria may offset lower performance in other areas and qualify a candidate for admission.  Minimum GPA requirements can be overridden by other admission requirements. 

Valid Certificate (P-12 Concentration Only)

  • Must hold a valid level 4 or higher induction, Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate.

Graduate Record Exam


Miller Analogies Test

  • If the cumulative Graduate GPA is between 2.5 and 2.99, test scores are required.
  • Recommended miminimum GRE scores:
    • Verbal score of 400 (if taken before July 2011) or 146 (if taken July 2011 or later)
    • Quantitative score of 450 (if taken before July 2011) or 142 (if taken July 2011 or later)
    • Analytical Writing score of 3.5
  • Recommended minimum MAT score: 390

Ed.S.IT Essay


  • Submit the 1500 word Ed.S. IT Essay.

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. No campus visit are required.

International Applicants 

The Ed.S. 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 – Applicants whose first language is not English (based on country of citizenship) must submit official scores on the TOEFL 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 requirement.
  • Course-by-Course Evaluation - 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, as it is more commonly called, must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service.  This document is required in conjunction with official transcripts from each institution (see page 1) and does not replace the transcript requirement.

Admission Classifications

  • Students will only be admitted as ‘Regular’ status students.

  • Probationary status is not available for Ed.S. programs at Valdosta State University.

  • Requests for Irregular admission will not be considered for Ed.S. programs at Valdosta State University.

Admission Questions 

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

  • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5







  • Visit Us: Converse Hall (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100