May 26, 2022
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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.
At the end of this program, education professionals will be able to:
- Effect positive social change through the use of integrative, innovative technology in the workplace.
- Apply innovative technological solutions to learning challenges.
- Demonstrate the skills needed to work within a learning community of people, technologies, resources, and professional associations.
- Develop innovative intervention plans based on the analysis of educational technology needs.
- Approach issues in educational technology using sound principles of digital and information literacy.
- Evaluate research in educational technology that is relevant to resolving local or workplace problems.
- Practice ethically in the profession.
- Communicate ideas to audiences using effective oral, written, and digital formats.
- Address diversity/multiculturalism through the use of educational technology in designing instruction.
- Design a scholarly response to address an educational technology problem and contribute to the profession.
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.)
Foundation Course (5 cr.)
Specialization Courses (30 cr.)
Note on Educator Licensure or Certification
This program does not lead to educator licensure or certification. Educators are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.
Prospective Alabama students: State Authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P–12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.
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