The Education Specialist (EdS) program emphasizes an applied, project based approach to development of appreciable improvements in the body of educational practice. The EdS attracts individuals who are primarily professionals either at the K-12 level or the higher education level (i.e., enrollment managers, superintendents, principals, teacher leaders, and education faculty who primarily teach - not do research, educational consultants, trainers in organizations). The EdS capstone focuses on solving a problem in the workplace or in the professional field of education and results in a "product" or solution. This degree is also intended to help students increase their own workplace Leadership Skills.
The use of technology and educational media continues to become more widespread in all levels of education, as well as training centers for business and industry. The Education Specialist degree in E-Learning will train you as a specialist who has the ability to integrate curriculum development, instructional design and course delivery using technology and online learning management systems.
E-Learning EdS courses integrate curriculum development, instructional design and course delivery using technology and online learning management systems. You will explore the legal aspects of e-learning; visioning, planning and designing an e-learning environment; and teaching and learning in synchronous and asynchronous environments.
Admission to the Education Specialist program requires a conferred post-baccalaureate master’s degree and/or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution
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Accreditation & Licensing
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
This degree is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.
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