Ed.S. in Learning, Design and Technology - Instructional Technology

University of Georgia
Degree Level Education Specialist
Total Credit Hours 30

Program Description

Offered by the Mary Frances Early College of Education, The Ed.S. in Learning, Design, and Technology – Instructional Technology is designed to develop your skills as a practitioner and leader in technology-enhanced education in elementary and secondary schools. This program is designed to prepare professionals to identify and analyze learning problems and then create and implement more effective designs for learning to address these needs. Our goal is to help classroom teachers refine and develop their practice as well as become instructional technology leaders among their peers.

The coursework is designed to accommodate the schedules and distance-learning needs of working professionals. Our online program blends both live class meetings (via video conferencing) with practical at-home projects and activities so that you are learning from experts how to integrate technology in your own school context. Coursework covers a range of topics, including:

  • Instructional design
  • Multicultural perspectives on technology
  • Online learning design
  • Information literacy
  • Computer-based education
  • Instructional product evaluation
  • Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC

This curriculum is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and leads to certificate upgrade. The Georgia PSC standards align with the ISTE standards for educators, which means that our curriculum prepares you to engage learners in rich, authentic learning experiences, lead technology change through collaborative planning and design, facilitate student-centered learning practices with technology, and coach others in research-based technology practices.

Note: If you seek certification from the Georgia PSC, you will need access to a P-12 classroom so that you can complete a field experience in the final semester. Students typically complete this experience in their own classrooms.

Admissions Information

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from an accredited college or university.
  • Have cumulative grade point average for all previous undergraduate courses as being 3.0 or above on the 4-point scale.
  • Provide three letters of recommendation from people who know you professionally or as a scholar.

State Authorization and Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The Ed.S. in Learning, Design and Technology - Instructional Technology program leads to Professional Licensure.

Not all programs are available to residents in all states. Please check the institution's State Authorization and Professional Licensure website(s) to ensure you reside in an authorized state.

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges