Become the leader your students and colleagues need by mastering the tools and theory of instructional design. The University of Central Missouri’s online education specialist degree in Educational Technology will empower you to shape the future of learning.
Whether you work in a school or business setting, an advanced degree in Educational Technology from UCM will give you the tools to confidently guide instructional technology initiatives. The way institutions manage and assess their educational programs has a direct impact on participants’ success. UCM’s Education Technology EdS will prepare you to improve learning outcomes and create environments that can adapt to changing technology.
100% online Educational Technology degree
The nationally high-ranking Educational Technology program at UCM has been offered online since 2012. Pursue your graduate degree from anywhere in the world with an engaging and time-tested virtual learning experience and the support of expert faculty who are dedicated to your success.
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UCM’s Educational Technology EdS provides comprehensive training in the tools and methods necessary to identify, strategize and fully integrate the most appropriate instructional technology for any learning program. Learn to make data-driven decisions about educational technology, including curriculum design, assessment tools and much more. You’ll learn how to promote digital citizenship and train others in the effective, collaborative and creative use of technology in a learning environment.
The expertise in instructional design you’ll gain at UCM will also enable you to support your fellow educators’ growth. Use educational technology to help them craft differentiated techniques that connect with and engage more students, creating a shared vision for what equitable learning looks like at your institution.
This UCM Education Specialist degree program culminates in a research paper about educational technology, building on tools you’ll learn in courses such as:
The University of Central Missouri has been training educators in the most effective methods of integrating technology into their curricula since the 1960s. Our roots in instructional design enrich and inform our leading-edge EdS in Educational Technology. We’ve brought our unique brand of experiential learning in a collaborative environment online, creating a highly effective 100% online degree program:
Emerging technologies are essential to today’s learning and work environments. What you’ll learn about educational technology in your EdS degree program will enable you to support your colleagues, administrators and students as they navigate this constantly changing territory.
The skills you’ll acquire with UCM’s Educational Technology EdS will enhance your career development in nearly any field. Program graduates are qualified for technology-related leadership roles in school systems. School administration, libraries and corporate or military training programs also rely on experts in educational technology.
Learn more about educational technology jobs
Whether you’re earning your EdS in Educational Technology to prepare for a new career or to achieve at a higher level in your current role, you can expect to be a desirable candidate for instructional technology-related positions. Use our interactive tool below to find out more about job trends in the field.
The University of Central Missouri’s Educational Technology program has been ranked top in the nation for both quality and affordability. Earning your Education Specialist degree in Educational Technology at UCM is a smart investment in your future.
UCM has been training educators for more than 150 years. We’re committed to your success, and we’ll work with you to identify the best options to finance your advanced degree, including scholarships, grants and other awards.
Learn more about what scholarships you may be eligible for by using the UCM Scholarship Finder.
Your Education Specialist degree will qualify you for most leadership jobs in Educational Technology, and if you decide to pursue doctoral studies you can transfer your EdS credits to our EdD partner program at Murray State.
If your career goals include leadership within education, consider these additional Education Specialist degree programs at UCM:
As a graduate with an Education Specialist in Educational Technology degree, you will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
Acceptance into the program requires a master's degree from an accredited institution and a 3.25 or higher cumulative graduate GPA.
We believe that hands-on experience is ideal. At the end of the program, you’ll complete an advanced practicum at your own school or another location of your choice. This gives you the opportunity to tie together everything you learned throughout your courses with local experts and real life scenarios.
EdS students have a research component which includes writing a research paper (INST 6960). As an elective you also have an opportunity to complete a thesis (INST 6990) if you so choose. The research paper is a literature review of peer reviewed library resources, and the thesis is original research conducted by you with findings that would be of interest to the development of the field.
Throughout the program you’ll also collect assignments and activities that you’ll showcase in an online portfolio. By the time you graduate you’ll have an end product that you can share with others as well as a way to make connections between accreditation standards and what you have learned.
UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri