9 - 18 months| Credit Hours: 12

The Certification in Media (Instructional Technology Concentration) is for students who wish to add certification in Instructional Technology but do not wish to earn another advanced degree.  The certification is relevant to teachers and other school personnel employed in Georgia who already hold at least a Level 5 Certification with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.  The Certification in Media (Instructional Technology Concentration) may be completed in 2 – 4 semesters.  For example, students may take two courses for two semesters or take one course per semester for four semesters.

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The Certification in Media (Instructional Technology Concentration) is for students who wish to add certification in Instructional Technology but do not wish to earn another advanced degree. The certification is relevant to teachers and other school personnel employed in Georgia who already hold at least a Level 5 Certification with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The Certification in Media (Instructional Technology Concentration) may be completed in 2 – 4 semesters. For example, students may take two courses for two semesters or take one course per semester for four semesters.

In addition to completion of program requirements, students seeking Certification with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission must also pass the GACE (see http://www.gapsc.com/EducatorPreparation/Assessment/Testing.aspx).


Contact: media@westga.edu

Program Location

Online

Method of Delivery

Coursework is available 100% online.

Accreditation

The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Credit and transfer

Total semester hours required: 12

This program is offered entirely online. Though a student may choose to sign-up for a face-to-face elective or core course, one can earn this degree completely online.

Save money

UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited university of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen. In addition, online courses and programs can mean a huge cost-savings in many non-evident ways: No more high gas charges. No childcare needed. The flexibility can allow one to maintain a job while attending school. Regardless of state residency, out-of-state non-resident students are not charged non-resident tuition for online course credit hours.

Details

  • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
  • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
  • Face-to-Face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
  • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
  • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
  • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, they will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
  • For the cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website

There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

Coursework

Program Description

The Certification in Media (Instructional Technology Concentration) is for students who wish to add certification in Instructional Technology but do not wish to earn another advanced degree. The certification is relevant to teachers and other school personnel employed in Goergia who already hold at least a Level 5 certification with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The Certification in Media (Instructional Technology Concentration) may be completed in 2 - 4 semesters. For example, students may take two courses for two semesters or take one course per semester for four semesters.

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General

Program Sheet [pdf, 69Kb]

A comprehensive final examination, in the form of a portfolio, is administered during the semester immediately preceding graduation to all candidates seeking the M.Ed. in Instructional Technology, Media, and Design (Instructional Technology Concentration) degree or seeking the Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Certification in Media (Instructional Technology Concentration). The comprehensive exam will be submitted via CourseDen.

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This course prepares candidates to serve as instructional leaders in media in PK-12 schools. Candidates will use a systematic instructional design process and research-based professional learning practices to develop learning experiences that meet the needs of diverse learner populations in both physical and virtual environments.

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This is a survey course focused on basic elements and technical aspects of multimedia design and development to support teaching and learning in diverse classrooms. Included are selection of hardware and software, design principles, hands-on production, classroom applications, and discussion of issues and useful digital and web-based resources.

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This course will focus on application of the principles of assessment of student learning as they relate in the context of technology-enhanced instruction and diverse populations. Specific concepts covered include formative and summative assessments, alternative assessment, and standardized testing, especially the use of technology-based instruments. Students will design and develop assessment tools for their content areas and contexts.

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This course is an introduction to visual and media literacy principles that support student learning in specific content areas. Students will explore elements of photography and videography that support learner-centered instruction. Instructional applications in the workplace and instructional settings, shooting high-quality digital photographs and video vignettes, how to produce enhance digital-based instructional materials and resources are covered.

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Danilo M Baylen, Ed. D.

Danilo M Baylen, Ed. D.

Professor

Li Cao, Ph.D.

Li Cao, Ph.D.

Professor

Adriana D'Alba, Ph.D.

Adriana D'Alba, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Jonathan Gratch, Ph.D.

Jonathan Gratch, Ph.D.

Part Time Instructor

Crill Head, Ed.S.

Crill Head, Ed.S.

Instructor

Jason Huett, Ph.D.

Jason Huett, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Associate Professor

Kim C. Huett, Ed.D.

Kim C. Huett, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Melissa Johnston, Ph.D.

Melissa Johnston, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Thomas A. Peterson, Ed. D.

Thomas A. Peterson, Ed. D.

Assistant Professor

Mary Beth Slone, Ph.D.

Mary Beth Slone, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Lara Willox, Ph.D.

Lara Willox, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair

Yan Yang, Ph.D.

Yan Yang, Ph.D.

Professor

Guidelines for Admittance

  • All graduate applicants must complete the online Grad Application. A one-time application fee of $40 is required.
  • Applicants should also review the Graduate Studies Website for individual program specific requirements and tasks that must be completed prior to admission. See Graduate Studies Application Process.
  • International applicants are subject to additional requirements and application deadlines. See Procedures for International Students.
  • Official transcripts from a regionally or nationally accredited institution are required and should be sent directly to the UWG Admissions Office.

Program Specific Admittance Guidelines

  • Master's degree with a minimum 3.0 grade point average is required.
  • Students must already hold a Teaching or Service certificate with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to be eligible for Certification in Instructional Technology.  

For general advisement on COE graduate admissions, contact the COE Graduate Studies Office at 678-839-5430.

Application Deadlines

Specific Graduate Admissions Deadlines are available via the Graduate School

* Application, app fee, and document deadline

See The Scoop for more specific deadlines.

Admission Process Checklist

The Graduate Studies Application Process checklist is available here

Contact

Graduate Admissions
Phone: 678-839-1394
Email: graduate@westga.edu

Department of Educational Technology and Foundations
media@westga.edu 

Specific Graduate Admissions Deadlines are available via the Graduate School

* Application, app fee, and document deadline; Dates may vary for Readmit, Transfer, and Transient students.

See The Scoop for more specific deadlines.

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