Applicants are required to have earned at least a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree and master’s degree by the International Admissions office and have an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (based on a 4-point scale) computed for all undergraduate credits from the applicant’s most recent baccalaureate degree. Academic background must also be judged by the program coordinator as adequate for enrollment in graduate courses in education and educational technology.
A prospective student may apply at any time and should follow the general graduate application procedure for degree-seeking students (see Graduate Admission Regulations). Admission to the program is based on:
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
- A letter of application including background in educational technology/education/training/instructional design or thorough explanation of change in fields, how the EdS degree will ameliorate current knowledge and professional practice, and a specific project the applicant would consider doing as part of a culminating activity.
- A current résumé or curriculum vitae.
- Names and contact information of of two people who can complete a recommendation form (a letter of recommendation is also accepted via the application mechanism
For more information about applying to the EdS program, see our Admissions Page in the EdS Handbook.
Note: Ed.S. students can also earn a graduate certificate in one of the specializations: GAMES AND SIMULATIONS, ONLINE TEACHING, SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY COORDINATION, INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY COACHING, TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION, COMPUTER ASSISTIVE LANGUAGE LEARNING, ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (STARTING FALL 2021), DIGITAL LITERACIES INSTRUCTION (STARTING FALL 2021), or DESIGNING ACCESSIBLE ONLINE EDUCATION (STARTING FALL 2021). In order to do so, please indicate the appropriate certificate on the Graduate Admissions application form. It is important for students to apply for a certificate before starting the course work.