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Educational Technology, Ed.S.


The Education Specialist in Educational Technology, leading to an Ed.S. will serve the needs of master’s degree-holding K-20 teachers through advanced instruction in theory, research, and hand-on skills. Students in the program will become more effective in the classroom and in technology leadership roles and will become specialists in one of several cognates, such as technology integration, blended and online teaching, educational games, e-learning design, and school technology leadership.


Contact Information

Dr. Ross Perkins, Program Coordinator OR
Mr. Jerry Foster, Associate Program Coordinator
(208) 426-4008
College of Education
Room E-312
1910 University Dr.,
Boise, ID 83725-1600

Degree Requirements

Education Specialist in Educational Technology, Ed.S.

It is possible to complete one of our Ed Tech Graduate Certificates concurrently; please talk to an admission advisor for more details.

Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching, G.C.
Graduate Certificate in School Technology Coordination, G.C.
Graduate Certificate in Technology Integration Specialist, G.C. 

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
  2. Hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.s. masters degree by the International Admissions Office.
  3.  A letter of application (see details below)
  4. A professional resume or curriculum vitae that indicates your educational background, professional titles and experience, along with any other relevant information.
  5. Two professional references (applicants provide contact information during the application process, and the references will receive an email from the application system to complete the recommendation).

Letter of Application Details

Please submit a letter of application that describes:

  • Your background in educational technology/education/training/instructional design OR thoroughly explains why you are changing fields.
  • How the EdS degree will ameliorate your current knowledge AND professional practice.
  • A specific project that you would like to consider doing as part of a culminating activity.

If you have deficiencies in your application (ex., lower than expected GPAs), this should be addressed and a reason offered as to the circumstances that would help us better understand the issues.

Please pay close attention to aspects of formal writing such as tone, organization, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and clarity. A rubric will be used to assess if you have addressed the mandatory topics listed above and to judge your writing ability; this evaluation will impact admission to the program.

Please use a traditional font (Times, Arial, Helvetica) and 12 point font size. Please double space and use 1″ margins on all sides. Please do not exceed two pages in total length.

Application and Materials Deadlines

Fall Semester: August 1
Spring Semester: December 1
Summer Session: April 1