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Instructional Technology (MA & Certification Only)

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The School of Education has developed two master’s degree programs in the area of Instructional Technology; one with an emphasis on instructional design and development in non-school settings, and the other for individuals wishing to use their expertise in an educational setting. Click here to find out which program will meet your needs.

Master of Arts in Instructional Technology

The MA degree in Instructional Technology is designed with an emphasis on instructional technology in school/school district settings, and is offered to educators who currently hold teacher certification and wish to pursue Georgia educator certification in Instructional Technology.  Candidates successfully completing this program may consider careers as technology learning leaders in their schools or as school or district-level technology coordinators.  Georgia educators must take and pass the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) tests in Instructional Technology in order to receive the Service (S-5) certificate and salary upgrade.  


Master of Arts in Instructional Technology:  Design and Development

The master’s degree in Instructional Technology: Design and Development is a 36-credit hour program that is appropriate for individuals who hold the minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any field.  A combination of coursework, use of technology, field experiences, research, and integrated learning, candidates link theory and practice. The emphasis in this program is on using technology in professional commercial, government, and educational organizations (other than public schools) to support the mission of the organization. Candidates may wish to pursue careers as instructional designers, consultants, or corporate trainers. Note:  This program does not lead to education certification.


The Piedmont College School of Education offers a six-course certification-only option for Georgia educators who have already earned a master’s degree, who hold professional certification, and who wish to take course work in order to seek certification in Instructional Technology. Candidates would be Georgia educators who wish to enhance their ability to utilize instructional technology and to support others in the implementation of technology into learning environments. Upon completion of the course work, candidates must take and pass the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) assessments in Instructional Technology in order to qualify for certification. 

More Information on MA in Instructional Technology

Already have a graduate degree in instructional technology or a related field? You may be eligible for Georgia certification in Instructional Technology through the Conversion Mechanism.

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