Ed.S. in Educational Technology
The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) program in educational technology is designed to serve as a specialist degree in the area of educational technology and is designed to meet the needs of ed tech coaches, administrator of ed tech programs and technologically perceptive teachers. With an online approach, students will learn the latest trends in the ever-evolving ed tech field. Web-based classes like Technology in Integrated Learning Environments, Coding for Elementary and Secondary Students, and Instructional Design will accommodate the schedule of any working professional. This Ed.S. program would be an excellent extension to a Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology currently offered in the Templar School of Education.
The Ed.S. program is 36 graduate-level hours, completed over four semesters. Students will begin online in the summer and continue in the online format through the fall and spring semesters. The final semester of the program is a second summer session held on campus. The blended approach allows working students to benefit from the experiential learning that can only occur in the classroom while maintaining the flexibility of an online program during the traditional school year.
Classes are kept small (typically 10-12 students), so students can engage in rich learning experiences with skilled instructors and a cohort of their peers. In addition, Johnson is committed to keeping costs down for students, which means the Ed.S. program is one of the most affordable educational technology programs.
Graduates of the program would serve in building their level leadership positions such as technology coaches, as well as district level leadership positions such as supervisors and directors.
Purpose, Goals, and Objectives
The purpose of the Education Specialist in Educational Technology is to prepare exceptional technology leaders to serve education institutions as exceptional leaders while exemplifying Christian ideals.
The goals and objectives of the Educational Technology program mirror the expected competencies of technology leaders and coaches set forth in the ISTE standards.