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Lead Learning Innovation With an EdS in Educational Technology

Technology is changing the way we learn—everywhere from pre-kindergarten classrooms to corporations and hospitals. With an Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Technology, you can guide technology initiatives that transform instruction and achievement in your school, district, or organization.

An EdS in Educational Technology empowers educators to integrate the latest technologies and instructional design principles to enhance learner success. This non-licensure program is ideal for P–12 teachers and administrators, technology coaches, instructional designers, military and corporate trainers, and others who want to transform their learning environments.

Gain Strategies for Success

Build practical skills in visual design principles, multimedia creation, and eLearning curriculum development.

Grow Your Confidence

In your capstone, collaborate with an organization to identify a gap in training and development and propose an informed solution.

Expand Your Horizons

Gain research and leadership skills that can serve you both professionally and academically.

Program Savings

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Curriculum

Completion Requirements

  • 45 quarter credits

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 844-768-0539.

Courses

Course Code Title Credits

Choose one course from the following two courses:

EDSD 7002

Leading the Future of Education

As an advanced graduate student, you are about to embark on one of the most exciting journeys of your life. This practical course provides meaningful skills you will need to select your path, complete your degree, and become a successful leader of educational change in the 21st century. Networking and research skills, scholarly writing, critical thinking, use of Walden resources, and the three advanced graduate paths (e.g., PhD, EdD, EdS)—this course addresses all of these in a manner that provides a solid foundation of skill sets upon which to base your journey. You will find a balance of assignments (e.g., case studies, discussions, application assignments) that will ignite your passion for learning, allow you to collaborate with others, and guide your current and future work. This course is designed to reflect Walden's social change mission and provide you with meaningful tools for success as an advanced graduate student.

(5 cr.)
EDSD 7006

Leading the Future of Education

As an advanced graduate student, you are about to embark on one of the most exciting journeys of your life. This practical course provides meaningful skills you will need to select your path, complete your degree, and become a successful leader of educational change in the 21st century. Networking and research skills, scholarly writing, critical thinking, use of Walden resources, and the three advanced graduate paths (e.g., PhD, EdD, EdS)—this course addresses all of these in a manner that provides a solid foundation of skill sets upon which to base your journey. You will find a balance of assignments (e.g., case studies, discussions, application assignments) that will ignite your passion for learning, allow you to collaborate with others, and guide your current and future work. This course is designed to reflect Walden's social change mission and provide you with meaningful tools for success as an advanced graduate student.

(5 cr.)
EDSD 7090

Trends and Issues in Educational Technology

Using new technologies in new ways sparks learning, creativity, and innovation. Trends and issues in educational technology are examined to discover how they influence learning and creativity in the workplace. Learners collaborate to demonstrate the evolution of a current technological trend, analyze its impact on learning and society, and evaluate the societal issues and problems caused by that trend.  

(5 cr.)
EDSD 7091

Creating Digital Media

The effective use of digital media in learning environments requires leaders in the field to be both consumers and creators of multimedia. Learners become knowledgeable developers of digital media by applying principles of instructional design and pedagogy to multimedia. Learners collaborate in the design and creation of digital and interactive media based on visual design principles.

(5 cr.)
RSCH 7110

Research Theory, Design, and Methods

Students in this research course are provided with the opportunity to develop core knowledge and skills for understanding, analyzing, and designing research at the doctoral level. Students explore the philosophy of science, the importance of theory in research, and research processes. The course also introduces students to the quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method research designs and methods. Students devote special attention to understanding the ethical and social change implications of conducting research and engaging in scholarship. They apply their knowledge and skills by developing elements of simple research plans for quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods studies.

(5 cr.)
EDSD 7092

Innovations and the Diffusion of Learning Technologies

Social change resulting from the integration and adoption of technological innovations is the focus of this course. Learners explore Rogers' Diffusion of Innovations Theory through first-hand experience in a simulation. Learners explore research regarding the integration of technology in the workplace or education setting to determine strategies for becoming catalysts for change. Strategies for overcoming resistance and barriers to change are analyzed.

(5 cr.)
EDSD 7103

eLearning

Educators explore the theories, paradigms, trends, and issues in the field of eLearning. Research on eLearning is critiqued and analyzed as an ecosystem, including an examination of K–12, higher education, corporate, and personal learning communities. Current social and geopolitical trends and their impact on eLearning are analyzed. Delivery methods, human presence, and sustainability of eLearning design are investigated. Through this course, educators are provided with design and development experience through the creation of multimedia presentations in an eLearning environment.

(5 cr.)
EDSD 7093

Leading Change

Education professionals explore topics related to leading technological change in an organizational setting. Human performance concerns are examined utilizing a variety of leadership approaches. Learners identify a performance gap, develop technological interventions, consider social change issues, and design assessments in order to develop a plan for improving performance.

(5 cr.)
EDSD 7107

Designing Instruction for eLearning

Instructional design for eLearning involves understanding effective learning experiences in digital spaces. Educators apply the principles of the community of inquiry and the engagement of the digital learner as they design an eLearning course. Mobile technologies, collaborative learning, assessment, academic integrity, and meeting the needs of diverse and global students are addressed. Educators collaborate in the design and development of eLearning products and explore social change through eLearning.

(5 cr.)
EDSD 7900

EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting Effective Educational Practices

Effective education leaders promote meaningful change for all students, foster the use of effective practices, and sustain long-term program viability in diverse educational settings. Throughout the program course sequence, educators examine critical components to create and support continuous improvement. These skill sets are applied in this capstone course as educators create a project that promotes meaningful education and social change. Working in a consultative role as a school or district professional, the educator engages in a project to identify a problem within his or her academic and/or work environment and propose a solution in the form of draft recommendations for the school, district, or educational setting. Additionally, the educator projects how the proposed recommendations, if implemented, would be evaluated and sustained. A Capstone Project Rubric is used to guide in project development and evaluation.

(5 cr.)
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Tuition and Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost Amount
Tuition 45 quarter credit hours $615 per semester hour $27,675
Technology Fee Per quarter $160 $1,440


  $29,115*

*This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included.

FINANCIAL AID

Many Walden degree-seeking students—67%—receive some form of financial aid.* Create a customized plan that makes sense for you.

*Source: Walden University’s Office of Financial Aid. Data reports as of 2018.

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Program Savings

Speak with an Enrollment Specialist to learn about our current tuition savings.

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Admission Requirements

Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply.

More information for international applicants.


Advance Instructional Design in Your Organization

With an EdS in Educational Technology from Walden, you’ll be ready to lead instructional innovation in your school, district, or organization. Learn to create technology-infused programs, training, curriculum, and assessments that meet learners’ current and future needs. Explore the latest findings and prepare to make informed, research-driven decisions that positively impact any learning environment.

Meet Your Academic Team

  • Mark Clauburg

    Mark Clauburg

    Program Director

    Dr. Clauburg is the program director for Walden’s EdS in Educational Technology, MS in Instructional Design and Technology, and PhD in Education programs. He holds an EdD in Instructional Technology from Nova Southern University and a master’s from Stockton University.

  • Darci Harland

    Darci Harland

    Academic Coordinator

    Dr. Harland has 12 years of experience as a public school teacher, having taught middle-level science, high school science, and English. She is currently a full-time faculty member at Walden where she develops online courses, teaches doctoral-level courses, and mentors PhD and EdD students in capstone writing.

  • Amy Adcock

    Contributing Faculty

    Dr. Amy Adcock has taught in the instructional design and technology field since 2004. Her research interests include determining how elements (e.g., navigation, fidelity) of self-paced learning environments found in games and simulations can inhibit or contribute to learning.

Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of Walden’s EdS in Educational Technology program, you will be prepared 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.

Career Outlook

With an EdS in Educational Technology, you can develop and lead technology-supported solutions to learning challenges in the P–12 classroom and countless other environments. Become the go-to technology resource who facilitates interactive and exciting new ways to learn.

An educational technology specialist degree can open the door to opportunities for advancement into specialized roles. Earn a valuable academic credential or transfer seamlessly into a doctorate program later if you choose to.

Walden’s Riley College of Education and Leadership has nearly

60,000

alumni.1

An EdS in Educational Technology can position you to pursue career options such as:2

  • Educational technology director/administrator
  • Director of technology
  • Technology coach/technology professional development administrator
  • Director of center for teaching and learning

An EdS in Educational Technology can position you to work in settings such as:3

  • P–12 education
  • University teaching and/or faculty development centers
  • Military instructional setting
  • Medical instructional setting

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