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Ed.S. in Instructional Technology: P-12 Technology Applications Concentration

  • Total Credit Hours: 30
  • Degree Format: Online

About this field

The Ed.S. in Instructional Technology with a P-12 Technology Applications concentration offers an exciting and practical way to enhance the learning environment of the students with whom you work. 

The program is

  • Delivered completely online,
  • Takes only 30 semester-hours, and
  • Offers three guided elective courses, which you choose in conjunction with advisors. Elective concentrations include online teaching, multimedia, technology leadership, adult education, and more.

During the program, ongoing application of the instructional design knowledge you gain, and implementation of the new technology tools you learn will be central. Successful completion of the degree and associated GACE exam leads to a GaPSC service certificate at level 6 in Instructional Technology. Aligned to ISTE Coach’s NETS and the GA PSC Instructional Technology standards, our up-to-date program provides valuable opportunities for students to prepare to be technology coaches, coordinators, or instructional technologists in public schools. One recent graduate commented, “I thrive on feedback. I seek it out, and the design of this program is wonderful for that. I have learned so much from working with my classmates in these classes. I also intend to continue my relationships with these people.”

Cost and Length of Program

The prescribed Ed.S. in Instructional Technology with a P-12 Technology Applications concentration course sequence will allow you to complete the course requirements of the program within 5 semesters. Based on completing 30 course hours, the estimated cost of the program is *$8,790 not including standard University fees, some of which are waived for online students. We encourage you to compare our cost with any other institution. We think you will be pleasantly surprised to see what a great value VSU is.

*Cost estimation based on Fall 2021 rates.

Admissions Requirements

Required Documents Admission Requirements
Online Graduate Application
  • Application Fee (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online
One Official Transcript from each institution where you previously enrolled in graduate classes.
(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. A 3.0 or higher graduate GPA exempts you from needing test scores on either the GRE or MAT.
  • Three years professional experience, which does not have to be in the teaching field.
  • 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

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 or Miller Analogies Test
  • If the cumulative Graduate GPA is between 2.5 and 2.99, test scores are required.
  • Recommended minimum 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 (Guidelines) Submit the 1500-word (maximum) Ed.S. IT Essay. See the guidelines and be sure to address any special interests you may have in the field of instructional technology or education in general.
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 ensure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.


This program is delivered in a fully-online format. No campus visits are required.


Exit Requirements

  1. Students must complete an application for graduation one semester prior to their expected graduation date. Application is available online, and you must contact your advisor for instructions and timing. Student is responsible for contacting advisor with up to date USPS mailing address as some items will need to be mailed.
  2. A 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) is required for graduation. No grade below a “C” will be credited toward the degree. No more than 2 grades of “C” will be accepted toward the minimum GPA.
  3. Students seeking GA educator certification will take the required GACE exam and submit copies of the official score report to the program coordinator and/or your advisor before being cleared for program completion. Passing scores on the GACE and adequate field logs are required before recommendation for certification will be made.
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