The Ed.S. in Instructional Technology degree is a practitioner’s degree at the post-master’s level for those who seek advanced credentials but not a full doctoral degree with a dissertation requirement. It provides an in-depth approach to research-based methods of instructional technology methods for a wide range of educational fields. The degree emphasizes the use of theoretical foundations and current real-world practices to support the development of relevant technology to meet the needs of diverse populations of learners. Students completing the Ed.S. will gain experience as a scholar practitioner with the necessary skills to utilize innovative Instructional Technology methods relevant to current educational needs in a variety of professional settings.
- Apply professional skills and abilities in integrating technology in educational environments to facilitate experiences addressing the diverse needs of all learners.
- Using theories, standards and frameworks, explain the selection of experiences and assessment options which will engage learners through the implementation of research-based instructional strategies appropriate for digital delivery.
- Designing, developing and implementing technology-rich programs, at a mastery level, that model best practices in teaching, learning, and assessment.
- Display leadership capabilities which include effective utilization of resources to conduct and apply current research, promote continuous improvement at the organizational or program level, and to establish a culture of learning for all learners.
- Demonstrate safe and healthy, legal, and ethical uses of digital information while effectively demonstrating approaches to civic and global accountability.
- Investigate problems critical to the field which apply analytical inquiry, a range of resources, and diver perspectives to assess elements of complexity to determine potential solutions.
- Enhance leadership capacity and shared governance through the articulation of ways to establish, enhance, and expand virtual, collaborative communities, developing partnerships in diverse settings through effective communication.