Are you looking to go beyond a master’s degree in order to improve your ability to make a difference in your profession?

Educational technology is changing the way we learn everywhere—from kindergarten to graduate classrooms to major corporations, small businesses, and hospitals. In Walden’s Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Technology program, you can prepare to apply the latest technologies to improve instruction across a wide range of learning environments.

AECT LogoWith program outcomes informed by Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) standards this cutting-edge Ed.S. program can prepare you to design and create digital, interactive instructional media; evaluate emerging educational technologies and trends; and lead technology-based innovations in learning. Recently updated in consultation with two award-winning authors and education innovators, the curriculum integrates instructional design theory and the latest developments in multi-device learning, game-based learning, and mobile and cloud technologies.

Designed to advance your career quickly and affordably, the Ed.S. program features an embedded post-master’s certificate that can be earned upon completion of seven quarters, in addition to the opportunity to apply credits toward Walden’s Ph.D. in Education program with a specialization in Educational Technology.

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Completion Requirements

  • 48 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (5 cr.)
    • Technology courses (38 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

This program can be completed in as little as 18 months. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. 


Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure or endorsement.


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2014-2015 Tuition and Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements  Cost  Total* 
Tuition 48 total quarter credit hours  $645 per quarter hour $28,735
Technology Fee  Per quarter $120 $720
    Total $29,455

2013-2014 Tuition and Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements  Cost  Total* 
Tuition 48 total quarter credit hours  $625 per quarter hour $26,875
Capstone Fee Per course $1,000 $1,000
Technology Fee  Per quarter $160 $840
    Total $28,715

*Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $1,000-1,500.

Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.

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When you choose Walden’s Ed.S. in Educational Technology, you can benefit from the flexibility of online learning and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn. Learn more.

Find out more about what defines Walden’s Ed.S. in Educational Technology program:

Meet Walden’s Education Futurists

Walden’s educational technology programs were recently redesigned in consultation with two award-winning authors and education innovators, Dr. David Thornburg and Dr. Ana Donaldson.

Dr. David ThornburgDr. David Thornburg is an internationally recognized futurist, author, and consultant. For more than four decades, he’s been at the forefront of educational innovation—from creating new project-based approaches to STEM instruction to rethinking the relationship between classroom design and learning. As an education futurist, his credo is: “We must prepare students for their future, not our past.” Dr. Thornburg is the inventor of the Educational Holodeck, an immersive, interactive, and interdisciplinary learning environment that empowers students to explore academic topics through realistic simulations.

Dr. Ana DonaldsonDr. Ana Donaldson is former board president of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), a professional association dedicated to improving instruction through technology. Co-author of the award-winning book, Continuing to Engage the Online Learner: More Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction, she is a recognized expert on using technology to enhance teaching and engage learners. An in-demand keynote speaker and international presenter, Dr. Donaldson is a former associate professor of instructional technology at the University of Northern Iowa and a current contributing faculty member at Walden.

Meet Our Other Outstanding Teaching Faculty

Courses within the Ed.S. program are taught by nationally recognized experts in integrating technology to improve learning in a wide range of settings.

Dr. Timothy D. Green is the author of numerous books and articles on educational technology integration, online distance education, and instructional design. A former K–12 teacher, Dr. Green today works with educators in both K–12 and higher education to help them effectively integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.

Dr. Abbie Brown is an award-winning educator, author, and expert on online distance education, instructional media production, and the professional development of instructional designers. His numerous awards include the AECT’s Presidential Service Award and the North Carolina Distance Learning Association’s Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching Award. In addition to teaching and serving as chair of the dissertation committee for doctoral students in the Educational Technology program at Walden, Dr. Brown helps educators in a wide range of K–12, college, government, and corporate settings design and produce instructional media.

Dr. William Sugar is a two-time winner of the AECT’s Presidential Award and author of numerous publications on instructional design and technology. His current research focuses on multimedia production and instructional design competencies for graduate students and the development of a virtual technology coach to support K–12 educators in integrating technology in the learning process.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Use technology to design, develop, and assess the teaching and learning process based on sound theory and research. 
  2. Design and conduct an ethical research study based on a current problem facing educational technology. 
  3. Critically analyze and assess the impact of social trends on educational technology and the influence of educational technology on social trends with solid research support. 
  4. Demonstrate persuasive leadership for social change in the workplace using digital technologies with effective written and oral communication. 
  5. Use digital and written communications using the standards of academic practice, including accurate APA references and citations and a concise, succinct, grammatically accurate, and persuasive writing style. 
  6. Use emerging technologies for diverse, global connections in the workplace. 
  7. Participate in collaborative projects/research relevant to educational technology to effect positive social change related to the use of technology in the workplace (business, industry, or education).

For assistance in deciding which online degree program fits your goals, request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.