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Education Specialist

Educational Technology


This advanced program 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 provide the tools and skills to find, utilize, and conduct research to advance their own use of educational technology. The Education Specialist is the highest degree awarded by UCM.

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Requirements for Acceptance

Acceptance into the program requires a master’s degree in educational technology, education, or a related field from an accredited institution, 3.25 or higher cumulative graduate GPA, and three letters from references who can attest to the applicant’s professional and academic abilities.

*Note: the EdS in Educational Technology does not include teacher certification. Educational Technology is not a teacher certification area for K-12 education. Current K-12 teachers may utilize this program to gain credit hours or graduate degree for movement on career ladders, to enhance what they are doing in the classroom.

Program Requirements

Core Courses (14 credit hours)

PSY 4520 Statistics for Behavioral Science 3
CTE 5900 Introduction to Research Methods 3
INST 6950 Seminar in Educational Technology 3
INST 6920 Advanced Practicum in Instructional Technology 2

INST 6960 Research Problems 3

Graduate Electives (16 credit hours)

Total: 30 credit hours

The EdS has a required research component (INST 6960) consisting of a research paper, a literature review of peer reviewed library resources. There is a thesis option as an elective, original research conducted by the student with findings that would be of interest to the development of the field, for those interested.

Questions About the Program

Dr. Shantia Kerr Sims

Program Coordinator

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