2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (September 2017) 
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2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (September 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Technology

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The Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Technology program is designed for K–12 educational leaders who want to initiate and bring about change at the district level. By integrating the latest technologies and instructional design principles, educators in this program are prepared to develop and lead technology-supported solutions to learning challenges in the K–12 classroom.


With program outcomes informed by Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) standards, educators in this program are prepared to conduct research on local problems in a rapidly changing field. The EdS in Educational Technology program features an embedded post-master’s certificate to advance educators’ careers quickly and affordably.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Effect positive social change through the use of integrative, innovative technology in the workplace.
  2. Create innovative technological solutions to learning challenges.
  3. Demonstrate the skills needed to work within a learning community of people, technologies, resources, and professional associations.
  4. Develop innovative intervention plans based on the analysis of educational technology needs.
  5. Evaluate issues in educational technology using sound principles of digital and information literacy.
  6. Conduct research in educational technology that is grounded in theory and addresses a local or workplace problem.
  7. Practice ethically in the profession.
  8. Effectively communicate ideas to multiple audiences using effective oral, written, and digital formats.
  9. Support diversity/multiculturalism through the use of educational technology in designing instruction.
  10. Design a scholarly response to address an educational technology problem and contribute to the profession.

Degree Requirements

Curriculum (45 total cr.)

  • 45 total quarter credits
  • Foundation course (5 cr.)
  • Research course (5 cr.)
  • Specialization courses (30 cr.)
  • EdS Capstone Project (5 cr.)
  • ePortfolio

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure. 

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program requirements; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data

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