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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Technology


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This post-master’s degree program prepares students to design and lead technology-rich learning experiences for a wide range of learning environments, including kindergarten to graduate classrooms and the workplace. Courses explore in depth the latest trends and issues in educational technology; best practices for integrating technology to facilitate learning across K–12 content areas; and the application of instructional design principles across multi-device eLearning environments. To prepare students to lead change in the workplace, coursework also analyzes approaches to leadership, strategic planning, communication, and motivation. Taking a project-based approach, courses in this program provide students with hands-on practice in creating and designing digital and interactive media, developing social networking and assessment rubrics, and creating an online learning module.

Learning Outcomes


At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

  1. Use technology to design, develop, and assess the teaching and learning process based on sound theory and research.
  2. Design and conduct an ethical research study based on a current problem facing educational technology.
  3. Critically analyze and assess the impact of social trends on educational technology and the influence of educational technology on social trends with solid research support.
  4. Demonstrate persuasive leadership for social change in the workplace using digital technologies with effective written and oral communication.
  5. Use digital and written communications using the standards of academic practice, including accurate APA references and citations and a concise, succinct, grammatically accurate, and persuasive writing style.
  6. Use emerging technologies for diverse, global connections in the workplace.
  7. Participate in collaborative projects/research relevant to educational technology to effect positive social change related to the use of technology in the workplace (business, industry, or education).

Degree Requirements


  • 48 total quarter credits
  • Foundation course (5 cr.)
  • Technology courses (38 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Curriculum


Note on Licensure


For initial licensure or adding endorsements (e.g., new teaching fields) to existing licenses, individuals are often required to complete a state-approved licensure program. Walden offers Minnesota state-approved licensure programs in special education, early childhood education, and P–12 principal licensure.

Additionally, not all of Walden’s programs include a practicum or cover the grade span of K–12, which are requirements for obtaining an endorsement in some states, especially in the area of reading.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are enrolling is accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy).

Prospective students seeking licensure must research their state licensure requirements to determine (1) if they are required to complete a state-approved licensure program, and (2) if there are any other requirements that apply, especially requirements pertaining to programs provided by out-of-state (except Minnesota) or online institutions.

Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure or endorsement. For additional guidance on licensure issues, please refer to www.WaldenU.edu/educlicensure.

Program Data


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