Educational Specialist in Technology Leadership (Ed.S.)
Technology is integral to all teaching and learning in this global age. Technology leaders apply processes and tools to provide for professional development experiences for professional educators. The Educational Specialist in Technology Leadership (Ed.S. - TL) program is designed to prepare and support candidates for educational technology leadership at multiple levels: from the local school to the broader national and global contexts.
Candidates who pursue the Educational Specialist in Technology Leadership (Ed.S. - TL) degree focus on leadership in building technology embedded learning communities and workplaces. They acquire knowledge, skills and competencies for building, facilitating and supporting technology-rich learning environments. Their experiences involve planning professional development experiences, managing facilities and organizing human and technical resources for evidence based technology integration.
Goals of the Educational Specialist in Technology Leadership (EDS TL) Degree
Students completing the Educational Specialist in Technology Leadership (EDS TL) degree will be able to:
- demonstrate and model continuous growth and development of the understanding of technology operations and concepts. [TF-I]
- plan, design, and model effective learning environments, curriculum plans, authentic learning experiences and assessment / evaluation strategies that are consistent with current research and supported by technology [TF-II, III, IV]
- contribute to personal productivity, professional development, and the building of a learning communities with a shared vision for campus or institutional integration of technology [TF-II, V, VIII]
- understand and model the social, ethical, legal, and human issues in the ethical use of technology in schools and society [TF-VI]
- promote the development and implementation of technology infrastructure, procedures, policies, plans, and budgets for schools and other learning environments. [TF-VII]
The 44 credit hours required for the EdS TL degree must include the following courses.
The coruses will be offered online according to the schedule below. Courses without dates are currently offered online.
|Leadership Core (Required)||Term Online|
|EDTC 6022 Designing Accessible Learning Communities*||3 hrs||Spring 1 2011|
|EDTC 6460 Foundations of Educational Technology Leadership*||3 hrs||Fall 1 2011|
|EDTC 6465 Design of Technology Supported Learning Environments*||3 hrs||Fall 2 2011|
|Technology Core Courses (Required)|
|EDTC 6300 Technology Project Management*||3 hrs||Spring 1 2012|
|EDTC 5250 Programming for Educators I||2 hrs|
|EDTC 5255 Programming for Educators II||2 hrs|
|EDTC 5720 Computer Networks||2 hrs|
|EDTC 5730 Technology Environment Management||2 hrs|
|EDTC 6461 Design of Technology Supported Learning Environments Internship||1 hrs||Fall 1 2011|
|EDTC 6301 Technology Project Management Internship||1 hrs||Spring 1 2012|
|EDTC 6136 Designing Accessible Learning Communities Internship||1 hrs||Summer 2011|
|Electives (9 hours required, choose any 3 from the list)|
|EDTC 5332 Computer Information Systems||3 hrs|
|EDTC 5338 Evaluating Emerging Technologies||3 hrs|
|EDTC 5340 Modeling Data to Enhance Instruction||3 hrs|
|EDTC 5632 Databases for Decision Making||3 hrs|
|EDTC 5637 Systemic Change Theory & Technology||3 hrs|
|EDTC 5740 Planning Educational Technology Facilities||3 hrs||Fall 1 2010|
|EDTC 5900 Technology, Ethics & Society||3 hrs|
|EDTC 6240 Educational Statistics||3 hrs||Summer 2012|
|EDTC 6245 Research Design||3 hrs||Fall 1 2012|
|EDTC 6250 Thesis I||3 hrs||Fall 2 2012|
|EDTC 6255 - Thesis II*||3 hrs||Spring 1 2013|
|Final Program Survey|
|EDTC 6995 Final Program Survey||0 hrs|
|* Key Assessment Courses|
For additional information or to view syllabi for past courses, please contact the School of Education.