With an EdS in Educational Technology, you can develop and lead technology-supported solutions to learning challenges in the PreK–12 classroom.
Educational technology is changing the way we learn everywhere—from traditional kindergarten to graduate classrooms, major corporations, small businesses, and hospitals. With an Education Specialist (EdS) degree in Educational Technology, you can initiate change in your classroom, at your school, or in your district.
In this online Education Specialist degree program, you will:
- Learn to apply the latest technologies to improve instruction and learning across a wide range of learning environments.
- Integrate the latest technologies and instructional design principles to bring about transformative change.
- Benefit from program outcomes informed by Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) standards.
- Prepare to conduct research on local problems in a rapidly changing field.
An innovative approach
An EdS degree can dramatically impact your salary and career as an educator-leader in less time, and at a lower cost, than it takes to earn a Doctor of Education (EdD) or PhD in Education. However, the innovative structure of our Lifelong Learner Pathway allows you to lay the groundwork for your doctorate if you later choose to pursue it. As an EdS student, you will take the same initial courses as EdD and PhD in Education students, where you exchange ideas and engage in advanced graduate coursework. If you are inspired to earn your doctorate, you can transfer seamlessly into the EdD program with a specialization in Educational Technology without starting over, saving you time and money.
As a graduate of Walden’s EdS in Educational Technology program, you will be prepared to:
- Effect positive social change through the use of integrative, innovative technology in the workplace.
- Apply innovative technological solutions to learning challenges.
- Demonstrate the skills needed to work within a learning community of people, technologies, resources, and professional associations.
- Develop innovative intervention plans based on the analysis of educational technology needs.
- Approach issues in educational technology using sound principles of digital and information literacy.
- Evaluate research in educational technology that is relevant to resolving local or workplace problems.
- Practice ethically in the profession.
- Communicate ideas to audiences using effective oral, written, and digital formats.
- Address diversity/multiculturalism through the use of educational technology in designing instruction.
- Design a scholarly response to address an educational technology problem and contribute to the profession.
Like all of our Education Specialist degree programs, Walden’s EdS in Educational Technology program is designed to empower busy educators like you to pursue a specialized post-master’s degree while continuing to work full time. Our program offers unprecedented flexibility that lets you tailor your studies to your needs and goals, and even change direction midstream without losing time or money.
- You can switch degree paths even after starting your program. Students in the Doctor of Education (EdD) and PhD in Education programs with a specialization in Educational Technology take the same four initial courses as students in this Education Specialist (EdS) post-master’s program. With our Lifelong Learner Pathway, you can switch degree paths without having to start over.
- Increase your impact as an educator-leader in less time. With an EdS in Educational Technology, you can make a greater impact on your salary and career trajectory—not to mention your community—in significantly less time, and at a lower cost, than it takes to earn an EdD or PhD in Education.
- Learn from highly qualified and diverse faculty mentors, who blend academic theory with real-world insights to enrich your learning and broaden your perspectives on the latest trends.
- NCATE accreditation assures you that our programs are high quality. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized standard of excellence in preparing K–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures we have met rigorous national standards.
Save Time and Money on Your Degree
The ability to transfer credit at Walden can give you a more seamless, effective, and cost-efficient way to continue your education. Complete your required coursework sooner by transferring applicable required graduate credits into a Walden degree program.
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For each EdS except the EdS Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Licensure Program)
Note on Educator Licensure or Certification
This program does not lead to educator licensure or certification. Educators are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.
Prospective Alabama students: State Authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.