Aug 17, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin

Educational Media - Instructional Technology Specialist/K-12 Concentration, MA


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Program Code: MA_437F
CIP Code: 13.0501

Program of Study for the Master of Arts in Educational Media


Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree* from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE or MAT exam scores, unless waived; other evidence may be requested: personal interview; previous professional training; professional goals; prior success in teaching, computer technology, or related fields; commitment to engage in graduate education.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility: The standardized exam (GRE or MAT) requirement may be waived for applicants who:

  • Have three or more years of professional work experience; OR
  • Have completed at least 9 credit hours of graduate coursework at Appalachian State University or other accredited institution, with grades of “B” or better, within the last five years

Location: Online

Additional Admission Requirements


Applicants Seeking Licensure: North Carolina “A” license or the equivalent from another state is required.

Additional Information about Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility


Any standardized exam waiver for a graduate degree program at Appalachian State requires that applicants hold a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in their last earned degree (undergraduate or graduate; some programs have established higher GPA requirements). No exam waiver is automatic but will require review and approval by the Graduate School upon submission of a complete application. An approved waiver request does not guarantee acceptance into the program. A denied waiver request does not mean that a candidate is denied admission to the program, only that a standardized exam score is needed to more fully evaluate the application. Standardized test scores may be required for scholarship consideration.

Concentration Requirements (18 Hours)


This concentration leads to North Carolina Licensure (077) and North Carolina endorsement in Computer Education/Technology Facilitator (18079).

+Advanced Licensure: Requirements for this concentration were designed, and have been approved by the appropriate bodies at the state level, to meet the advanced competencies as mandated in the North Carolina Excellent Schools Act for Master-level teacher education programs.

Other Requirements for the MA in Educational Media


  • Thesis: Optional
  • Proficiency: Not required
  • Candidacy: Required; see the program director for specific timeline and requirements for admission to candidacy
  • Comprehensive: Not required
  • Product of Learning: Required

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