Feb 28, 2024
The Specialist in Instructional Technology degree program is designed to provide K-12 teachers and other educational professionals advanced training in the design, development, implementation, evaluation and management of instruction technologies and their potential to improve teaching practice, learner performance and professional productivity.
- A completed application for graduate study at the University.
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework from previously attended schools.
- An earned Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- At least 6 credit hours of graduate coursework in Instructional Technology or related field completed within the past six years.*
- Two letters of recommendation one of which should be from a supervisor in a professional education or training unit.
- Submission of a written statement of educational and career goals explaining how the Ed.S. Instructional Technology degree will be leveraged to achieve those goals.
*Applicants who do not meet criteria #4 may be provisionally admitted but must complete two masters-level Instructional courses, one of which must be EDIT 604, before enrolling in the Ed.S. coursework.
Student Learning Outcomes
The Student Learning Outcomes for the program are derived from professional standards published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) as well as the college’s conceptual framework. Students completing the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge, skills, and dispositions relevant to the utilization and management of technologies to support teaching and learning.
- Apply principles of instructional design, multimedia design and learning theory to develop instructional materials, strategies, systems, and assessments that leverage instructional technologies to improve learner performance.
- Apply deep understanding of societal issues of evolving digital culture to promote legal and ethical practices relevant to the integration of technology in teaching and learning.
- Demonstrate visionary leadership to plan, implement, and manage the integration of technology to promote positive transformational change in an instructional setting.
- Evaluate the impact of technology integration and professional development on instructional practice and learner performance.
Required Credit Hours (30 Graduate Credit Hours)