Educational Technology Leadership (EdS)
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.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Students must hold a master’s degree in educational technology or a related field.
Webster University is a non-profit, private university that was established in 1915. Weber University was originally founded as Loretto College, by the Sisters of Loretto, and was a Catholic women’s college. Today, the school operates as a co-educational, independent, non-denominational university. The educational programs at WU have a liberal arts foundation and aim to prepare students for the real world. Webster University is a global institution that provides aims to provide high quality learning opportunities that prepare students for individual excellence.
Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the following colleges and schools:
- College of Arts & Sciences
- George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology
- Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts
- School of Education
- School of Communications
WU has an online program that allows full and part time undergraduate and graduate students to take individual classes, or pursue a degree online. Undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates can be earned online.
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