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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.

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 & Transfer

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

Tuition & Fees

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.

Always Consult with an advisor before selecting courses.

General:

Instructional Design - MEDT-7461

Description: The course provides an overview of systematic approaches to instructional planning, development, and evaluation.

Instructional Multimedia Design and Development - MEDT-7468

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

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

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

Deadlines page: https://www.westga.edu/academics/gradstudies/admissions-deadlines.php

* Application, app fee, and document deadline

See The Scoop for more specific deadlines: https://www.westga.edu/student-services/registrar/the-scoop.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 Phone: 678-839-6125 or Fax: 678-839-6174

Dr. O.P. Cooper, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, ocooper@westga.edu, 678-839-6108 or Ms. Vicki Griffin, Pre-enrollment Contact, vgriffin@westga.edu, 678-839-5259

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 https://www.westga.edu/student-services/registrar/the-scoop.php.

Specific graduate deadlines are listed here: https://www.westga.edu/academics/gradstudies/admissions-deadlines.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.