The entirely online EdS in Educational Technology is designed for students who have already earned their master’s degree in educational technology, education, or a related field. The program prepares teachers, educators, and others within education and training to enhance their understanding of incorporating technology into the educational environment and provides the tools and skills to find, utilize, and conduct research to advance their own use of educational technology. The EdS is the highest degree awarded by UCM and will support your growth as an educator:
Complete your degree from any location. Whether you live in Warrensburg, in Missouri, another state, or even another country, all of the program requirements can be completed from wherever you have an internet connection.
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