The Educational Specialist in Instructional Technology degree is designed for leaders who wish to pursue advanced training in research-based methods of instructional technology at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation. You will learn how to integrate technology into educational settings and facilitate experiences for all learners. Students completing the Ed.S. in Instructional Technology will gain experience as a scholar practitioner with the necessary skills to utilize innovative instructional technology methods relevant to a variety of professional settings.
Total cost at ACE$12,184
(tuition + fees)
Applications due January 3 for January 6, 2020 Term
Estimated Time to Completion:
1.5 - 2 Years
Apply by Wednesday, December 18, for the term that begins January 6 and ACE will credit the application fee toward tuition. Terms apply.Learn More
Cathy McKay, Ed.D.
Administrative Faculty and Chair,
Department of Professional Educational Studies
Dr. Cathy McKay spent most of her professional career in the K-12 context. As she taught in both public and private schools, she worked with many educators on a variety of projects including process improvement, standard test readiness, and alternative educational opportunities. She helped develop two district-wide curricula in science and math for grades K-12. Additionally, she participated in programs to improve student achievement through data analysis.
While continuing her work in K-12 education, Dr. McKay transitioned to higher education through teaching at a local community college, where she developed and implemented programs focusing on student success, primarily in mathematics.
We are, and have always been, regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This accreditation guarantees our programs meet certain levels of quality standards.
A Note About Licensure:
While this program provides a comprehensive understanding of the intended program outcomes, it does not lead to licensure, certification, or endorsement. ACE offers several programs that do provide a pathway to licensure, certification, or endorsement and they can be found here.
The Ed.S. in Instructional Technology is designed principally for educators or other leaders who already possess licensure or certification as a teacher or school administrator, and who wish to expand their understanding of instructional technology. The degree does not lead to professional licensure, nor does it include an internship. The program is currently not being offered in Florida, Georgia, or Kentucky.
Ed.S. in Instructional Technology
34 semester credits x $306 per credit
$100 Application Fee
$1,530 Technology & Library Fee ($45 per credit)
$150 Program Conferral Fee
Total Program Cost*
*This is an estimated value of the cost for tuition and fees. Amounts may vary depending on number of transfer credits applied to the selected program hours, the pace and satisfactory completion of the selected program credit hours, receipt of scholarship and/or grant amounts, and adjustments to tuition or fees as described in the Catalog Right to Modify Tuition section.
State of California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF)
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Ed.S. in Instructional Technology
All applicants must submit to the Admissions Office official, sealed college transcripts from each institution attended.
All applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate competence in the English language as demonstrated in one of three ways:
Explore the classes you'll take to fulfill this program's 34 semester credit requirement. For more information, a complete list of requirements, and course options, see the College Catalog.
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