Education Specialist in Instructional Technology
The Education Specialist degree in Instructional Technology is a rigorous, high-quality, cutting-edge online learning experience designed to meet the needs of educators working with 21st century learners. The Ed.S. program provides you advanced training in the use of technology in teaching and learning that naturally aligns with using those same technologies to create dynamic environments for instructional delivery.
The Education Specialist Program in Instructional Technology is a 100% online program utilizing a variety of Web-based technologies for learning activities, including Folio.
The Instructional Technology Ed.S. program functions as a single cohort. Beginning Fall 2016 candidates will be admitted once yearly for Fall semester. Each cohort of candidates will progress through their Ed.S. coursework as a group. This will provide a support system and a method for candidates to interact with each other throughout their program of study.
The intended audience for this program is school library media specialists, teachers, technology specialists, and others who work in educational settings who would like to assume a leadership role in instructional technology. Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in instructional/educational technology or other closely related fields.
Complete requirements for a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology or closely related field such as Library and Information Science; or possess a Master’s degree in another field that includes a minimum of 18 graduate semester credit hours of instructional technology coursework. The Master’s degree must be from a regionally accredited institution.
Present a 3.25 or higher GPA on all graduate work attempted.
Students seeking certification in Instructional Technology through the Ed.S. program must possess a clear, renewable teaching certificate. Initial certification in school library/media is not available through the Ed.S. program.
Submit a personal statement of purpose, not to exceed 200 words, that identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations.
Complete “Disclosure and Affirmation questions” that address misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.
*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (www.naces.org)
Provisional Admission Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of “B” or higher in their first nine (9) hours of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status