M.Ed. in Instructional Technology

The Instructional Technology (IT) M.Ed. degree allows you to obtain an advanced degree in the rapidly growing field of Instructional Technology as you are working full-time. This fully online program offers an opportunity to learn foundations of instructional design, technology integration, and digital learning environment. We have practical courses that focus on multimedia development, project management, and program evaluation, as well as trendy ones that focus on digital literacy, data literacy and visualization, learning analytics, digital citizenship, and micro-credentials. You can choose one of the three concentrations below to start your professional learning journey.

  • Total Credit Hour: 30
  • Degree Format: Online
  • Costa: $8790
  • Lengthb: 5 semesters
Apply by July 15 for Fall start and November 15 for Spring start!
a The cost estimate is based on the current VSU Tuition and Fee Schedule. Additional fees may apply.
b The length estimate is based on a full-time working student taking 2 courses each semester of Fall, Spring, and Summer.
  • Concentration #1: Technology Applications

    This concentration is intended for educators who are interested in ways to integrate technology in classroom practices and improve performance in a school system.

    Graduates of this concentration are IT leaders in classrooms and schools with professional knowledge and skills about instructional technology outlined by Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), as well as Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

    The 30 credit-hour program includes 5 required courses, including an internship course, and 5 electives, some of which are guided. Download a sample program of study and course descriptions here

    • Prepares you for the GaPSC Service certificate at Level 5 (S-5) in Instructional Technology.
    For more information, contact the program coordinator, Dr. Jiyoon Jung.
  • Concentration #2: School Library Media

    This concentration is intended for educators who are interested in becoming a school media specialist.

    Graduates of this concentration are IT leaders in school libraries with professional knowledge and skills about instructional technology outlined by Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), American Library Association (ALA), American Association for School Libraries (AASL), as well as Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

    The 30 credit-hour program includes 10 required courses, including media specialist courses and an internship course. Download a sample program of study and course descriptions here

    • Prepares you for the GaPSC Service certificate at Level 5 (S-5) in Media Specialist.

    For more information, contact the program coordinator, Dr. D. Laverne Hill

  • Concentration #3: Instructional Technology and Training

    The Instructional Technology and Training concentration of the M.Ed. in IT program is intended for innovative problem solvers who are interested in becoming an instructional designer, learning experience designer, training specialist, e-learning specialist, or learning consultant.

    Graduates of this concentration are IT leaders in industry, higher education, government, or military with professional knowledge and skills about instructional technology outlined by Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).

    The 30 credit-hour program includes 7 required courses and 3 electives. Download a sample program of study and course descriptions here

    • Prepares you for the Adobe Certified Professionals exams for Photoshop and Premiere Pro.

    For more information, contact the program coordinator, Dr. Jiyoon Jung.

How to Apply?

Application deadlines are July 15 for Fall cohorts and November 15 for Spring cohorts. (Apply for available semesters NOW!). In general, you need (a) Online Application and Fee, (b) Official Transcript(s), (c) Career Goal Statement, (d) Immunization Exemption Form for distance students. Additionally, concentrations may have their specific admission requirements. See below: 

  • Technology Applications concentration: Valid Certificate (for Georgia Educators seeking GaPSC certificate upgrade 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.
  • School Library Media concentration: GACE Program Admission Assessment (PAA)
    • Passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment or GACE Basic Skills Assessment or a qualifying exemption.
    • Qualifying exemptions include minimum scores on the ACT, GRE, and SAT or a valid level 4 or higher Induction, Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate.