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Instructional Technology, Ed.S.


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. While the program will be delivered primarily in an asynchronous format, synchronous chats and other instructional activities such as presentations may be scheduled at the discretion of the instructor of each class.

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. You must possess a Master’s degree in instructional/educational technology or other closely related field.

The Education Specialist degree in Instructional Technology offers 2 concentrations:

  1. School Library Media Specialist
  2. Instructional Technology
Program Contact Information:
Dr. Chuck Hodges
Graduate Program Director and Coordinator
Email: chodges@georgiasouthern.edu
Phone: (912) 478-0497
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6. Submit a completed “Disclosure and Affirmation Form” that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.

Ed.S. Regular Admission Requirements
1. Complete requirements for a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology or
closely related field such as Library and Information Science; or possess a Master’s degree in another field that includes a minimum of 18 graduate semester credit hours of instructional technology coursework. The Master’s degree must be from a regionally accredited institution.
2. Present a 3.25 or higher GPA on all graduate work attempted.
3. Students seeking certification in Instructional Technology through the Ed.S. program must possess a clear, renewable teaching certificate. Initial certification in school library/media is not available through the Ed.S. program.
4. Present current official report of scores on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE). If the applicant holds a Master’s degree from Georgia Southern University with at least a 3.50 graduate GPA, the GRE or MAT is not required.
5. 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.
Fall Spring Summer
Priority Deadline
Final Deadline July 1 Nov 15 Apr 1
Office of Graduate Admissions • Post Office Box 8113 Statesboro, GA 30460-8113 • 912-478-5384 • GradSchool@georgiasouthern.edu