Board of Regents approves new master’s degree for KSU
Master’s degree in education with major in instructional technology will help bridge…
Georgia (Feb 11, 2010) —
Master’s degree in education with major in instructional technology will help bridge technological gap in K-12 classrooms
KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb. 10, 2010) — The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved at its Feb. 9 meeting a new master’s of education in instructional technology degree for Kennesaw State University.
The Master of Education in Instructional Technology, offered by the Bagwell College of Education at KSU, will prepare educators who can lead and model the effective use of educational technologies in the classroom. The program is targeted to K-12 teachers who want to pursue a master’s program in a field that increases their understanding, training and use of technology in the instructional process.
“Technology is profoundly, and quickly, changing what we learn and how we learn,” said KSU Provost Lendley Black. “Educators at all levels must be prepared to utilize digital tools and resources in order to maximize student learning. With this new master’s, we will take the lead in filling that gap in technology instruction.”
Over the past 15 years, Georgia, like many other states, has invested tens of millions of dollars in educational technologies in hopes of improving student learning. Yet despite a significant resource commitment, there is a substantial gap between the promise of technology and the way it is being used in schools.
The new KSU 36-hour master’s degree will provide K-12 teachers with the pedagogical knowledge necessary to integrate technology into instruction. The program builds on the existing concentration in instructional technology offered in the Bagwell College’s Ed.S. and Ed.D. and benefits from the expertise and resources available in KSU’s Educational Technology Center. Graduates are eligible to teach at the master’s level in the state of Georgia (T-5 pay grade).
The program intends to admit 25 new students a year.
Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education, business and nursing. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 22,300 from 142 countries.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.