The Education Specialist (Ed.S) degree is a research-based program emphasizing problem-solving and research skills. The Ed.S. degree offers two main concentrations: Instructional Technology and School Library Media. The Ed.S. does not provide initial certification in these fields. Candidates who currently hold a P-12 certification can earn P-12 instructional technology certification at the Ed.S. level.
The Ed.S. program requires a planned course of study that includes a research sequence culminating in a field-based research project. The candidate works with a three-member committee which guides the development and implementation of the field study and reviews the candidate’s project. As candidates conduct action research projects, they are better equipped to inform their own practice as educators. The project also serves to develop important inquiry skills that are needed by education professionals who are responsible for the achievement of students and the improvement of schools.
The Ed.S. Instructional Technology program admits candidates once yearly in the fall semester creating a single cohort model. As each cohort of candidates progress through their coursework together, they provide a support system and a method for candidates to interact with each other throughout their program of study. Providing an advanced, research approach to instructional technology the Ed.S. Instructional Technology degree was created for school library media specialists, teachers, technology specialists, and others who work in educational settings and would like to assume a leadership role in instructional technology. Applicants must hold a master’s degree in instructional/educational technology or other closely related field.
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M.Ed., Graduate Certificate, and Endorsement Advising
Ms. Kelly Kennedy
Graduate Academic Services Center
College of Education, Room 3166
P.O. Box 8083
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-1447
Dr. Mete Akcaoglu
Phone: (912) 478-0005