Certificate Program Details

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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.

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 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.

Contact

 College of Education Office of Graduate Studies Phone: 678-839-5430 Fax: 678-839-6174 Email:cberry@westga.edu

 Department of Educational Technology and Foundations

Dr. Linda Haynes (Advisor)  Lhaynes@westga.edu 678-839-6150

Ms. Vicki Griffin (Pre-enrollment contact)  vgriffin@westga.edu 678-839-5259

Method of Delivery

Coursework is available 100% online.  Required orientation is also held online.

Accreditation

SACS

Credit & Transfer

Total semester hours required to earn a degree: 12
Maximum Hours Transferable into program: 0

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Information and Assistance
For the most up-to-date and accurate cost information, see the Bursar's Office. (Fully online courses appear as NET charges on the bottom of the Bursar's spreadsheets.)

There is a variety of financial assistance options for graduate students, including scholarships and fellowships. Visit the links below for more information.  
Office of Financial Aid
College of Education Scholarships Information
Financial Information for Veterans and Families

TK20 - Electronic Portfolio Assessment System
Students in the College of Education are required to purchase a subscription to an electronic portfolio assessment system called TK20.  For more information about TK20, visit the COE About TK20 Page.  (Note: do not buy a subscription to TK20 until you are enrolled in your program and instructed to do so.)

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 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.

Degrees are conferred in May, August and December.

The Department of Educational Technology and Foundations website includes a program handbook, directory of instructors and their credentials, as well as other vital information.

Designing Technology Enhanced Instruction - MEDT-7464
Complete: 8 - 15 Weeks | Credit hours: 3.0

Description: This course will focus on the application of instructional design principles as they relate to instruction. A systems approach to instructional design which includes information and application of skills and techniques necessary in the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of instruction will be used.

Instructional Multimedia Design and Development - MEDT-7468
Complete: 8 - 15 Weeks | Credit hours: 3.0

Description: 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.

Assessing Learning in Technology-Enhanced Instruction - MEDT-7476
Complete: 8 - 15 Weeks | Credit hours: 3.0

Description: 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.

Visual and Media Literacy for Teaching and Learning - MEDT-7490
Complete: 8 - 15 Weeks | Credit hours: 3.0

Description: 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.

Faculty

This describes the general information about faculty for this program.

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

Students must have a Master's degree with at least a 3.0 grade point average for admittance into the program. Students must already hold a Teaching or Service certificate with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to be eligible for Certification in Instructional Technology.  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).

 

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

Application Deadlines

General admissions deadlines are typically:

  • Fall - July 21
  • Spring - Nov 15
  • Summer - April 15

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

See The Scoop for more specific deadlines: http://www.westga.edu/registrar/766.php

Specific graduate deadlines are listed here: http://www.westga.edu/gradstudies/important-dates.php

Admission Process Checklist

The Graduate Studies Application Process checklist is available here: http://www.westga.edu/gradstudies/apply-now.php

Contact

College of Education Office of Graduate Studies 

Carolyn Berry
Phone: 678-839-5430 or Fax: 678-839-6174
Email:cberry@westga.edu

Dates

Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate Only), Financial Aid, Fee Payment, Registration, Start/End of Term Dates, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP at http://www.westga.edu/registrar/766.php.

Specific graduate deadlines are listed here: http://www.westga.edu/gradstudies/important-dates.php

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

Learning Objectives

  • Candidates develop, implement, and evaluate learning opportunities for all students.
  • Candidates demonstrate content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge and skills.
  • Candidates demonstrate professional dispositions and ethics.
  • Candidates demonstrate ability to serve needs of diverse populations including special needs.