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Educational Technology Leadership (EdS)

Program Details

Being a leader in educational technology requires individuals to be aware of emerging technological trends and which methods work best in the education field. Participants must understand how to incorporate a variety of different types of technology into learning in order to provide an interesting and educational environment for their students. Students who participate in this program are engaging educational technology first-hand due to the online format of the courses that are offered. The online learning environment is convenient for students who are already employed or have other obligations.

Upon completion of this program, graduates may qualify for jobs that include instructional technology supervisor, school technology specialist, director of instructional services, or district-level educational technology coordinator. The Educational Technology Leadership program prepares graduates to become technology leaders and advance in their careers. Those who work in this field may work on an individual level with students or in a larger context which could involve developing curriculum and working with policy. As leaders, it is the individual's responsibility to identify the best practices in educational technology, and integrate them into the learning setting.

Leadership, technological core, field courses, educational technology electives, and research coursework make up the 38 credit hour requirement. Courses that are offered will equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to be effective leaders in the educational technology field. Project management, leadership, computer information systems, and research design are a few of the many concepts students will explore through the curriculum.

Requirements

Students must hold a master’s degree in educational technology or a related field.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission