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Instructional Technology, (Online) Ed.S.

About the Program

Format: Online
Credit Hours: 30
Entry Terms: Fall

The Education Specialist degree in Instructional Technology is a rigorous, high-quality, cutting-edge online learning experience designed to meet the needs of educators working with 21st century learners. The Ed.S. program provides you advanced training in the use of technology in teaching and learning that naturally aligns with using those same technologies to create dynamic environments for instructional delivery.

The Education Specialist Program in Instructional Technology is a 100% online program utilizing a variety of Web-based technologies for learning activities, including Folio.

Cohort Model

The Instructional Technology Ed.S. program functions as a single cohort. Candidates are admitted once yearly to begin each Fall semester. Each cohort of candidates will progress through their Ed.S. coursework as a group. This will provide a support system and a method for candidates to interact with each other throughout their program of study.

The intended audience for this program is school library media specialists, teachers, technology specialists, and others who work in educational settings who would like to assume a leadership role in instructional technology.

Admission Requirements

  1. Complete requirements for a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Present a 3.25 or higher GPA on all graduate work attempted.
  3. Possess or be eligible for a renewable Georgia level five or higher teaching, service or leadership certificate; or possess an equivalent out-of-state certificate. Candidates who have completed all requirements for the Georgia level five teaching certificate have until the end of the first semester to obtain the certificate. Candidates with an out-of-state certificate will not receive Georgia certification upon program completion. Candidates for the School Library Media concentration must hold certification in the School Library Media content area.

Ready to Apply?


Or, you can:

  1. Submit a personal statement of purpose, not to exceed 200 words, that identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations.
  2. Submit a completed “Disclosure and Affirmation Form” that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (

Provisional Admission

Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of “B” or higher in their first nine (9) hours of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status



July 1*


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*The application and all ​​required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab​ for the program must be received by the deadline.  If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.

Program Contact Information

Graduate Academic Services Center

Last updated: 8/17/2023