2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (March 2012) 
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2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (March 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Technology

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The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Technology is for professionals who are leaders in planning, evaluating, and administering technological practices and tools in their schools and communities in a productive manner. The program prepares its graduates for careers as research-based, innovative practitioners who apply their research skills primarily to improve the educational experience of students and faculty by effectively using technology. Degree candidates will develop an expertise in educational technology that will enable them to combine theory and practice to become more effective and knowledgeable teachers and technology leaders for problem-solving and collaboration in education systems and in the workplace.

Eight of the courses in the Ed.S. in Educational Technology can be transferred into Walden’s Ph.D. in Education program with a specialization in Educational Technology.

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

  • 46 total quarter credits
  • Foundation course (2 cr.)
  • Technology courses (40 cr.)
  • Capstone course (4 cr.)
  • Minimum of 6 quarters’ enrollment
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Capstone Course (4 cr.)

Course Sequence

Quarter Course
EDUC 7001 Foundations: Ed.S. Educational Technology
EDUC 7100 Evolution of Educational Technology in Society, Education, and the Workplace

EDUC 7101 Diffusion and Integration of Technology in Education
EDUC 7102 Principles of Distance Education
EDUC 7103 Leading and Managing Educational Technology
EDUC 7104 Designing Instruction for Distance Education
EDUC 7105 Learning Theory and Educational Technology
EDUC 7106 Technology Integration and Curriculum
EDUC 7107 Multimedia Technology to Facilitate Learning
EDUC 7108 Emerging and Future Technology
EDUC 7109 Diverse Learners and Technology
EDUC 7900 Capstone

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.

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Program of Study

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