EdS in Instructional Design and Technology Infuse Fun into Learning


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

In this technologically advanced era where every aspect of life is affected by digital media and computers, education is no exception. Be it in online platforms or physical classrooms, students are becoming more dependent on technology – both for gaining knowledge and for completing their assignments.

Liberty University’s 100% online Education Specialist (EdS) in Instructional Design and Technology can help broaden your comprehension, expertise, and proficiency in instructional design. This immersive program invites you to explore high-level course content and engage in groundbreaking research. You can gain insights into cognitive development, methods of evaluation and assessment, and the strategic development and application of distance learning programs.

Furthermore, our program can empower you to scrutinize and contribute to the design, creation, and implementation of innovative learning methods and tools, all tailored to maximize student success. As a student in our online degree in instructional technology, you can also enhance your communication skills. You’ll explore how to conceive and implement captivating learning programs for school administrators, educators, and students using diverse communication channels.

Whether your goal is to teach, design curriculum, serve in administration, or lead an organization, this program can help provide you with a well-rounded understanding of learning technology and an opportunity to contribute to the general knowledge in this field.

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  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Since 1985, Liberty University has been at the forefront of distance learning, and we understand what it takes to create rigorous online degree programs that accommodate your professional, personal, and community commitments. Our EdS in Instructional Design and Technology is 100% online, providing a format that fits your life. This instructional technology degree is structured in an 8-week course format, eliminating the need for intensives and allowing you to balance your education with your day-to-day responsibilities.

As the tools and technology used for education expand, there is a surging demand for educators who can lead the way in this field. Our degree in educational technology is designed to position you to seize these growth opportunities and learn new ways to deliver engaging content in the classroom and online.

Furthermore, our EdS degree serves as an exceptional pathway to doctoral-level studies, should your ambitions lead you toward pursuing a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree. Liberty offers the advantage of transferring up to 27 credit hours from our EdS program into a compatible EdD program, ensuring a seamless academic journey.

In this educational technology degree, you will study advanced learning theory and research. You’ll also explore the historical and philosophical principles and theories that have shaped education on a global basis.

From there, this online EdS in instructional design technology ventures into a core curriculum focused on the use of current and developing technology to deliver educational content and assessment. You can learn about instructional design theory and how to use it to address specific learning problems. You will also explore human performance technology and identify solutions to address performance gaps within learning environments. This educational technology program also covers how to implement multimedia tools as well as some of the ethical problems encountered in instructional design.

Lastly, you’ll venture into a Survey of Educational Research and study Advanced Research and Writing. This final course will include a capstone project that can be submitted for publication so that you can establish your expertise in this area and contribute to the general knowledge base in instructional design.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

EdS and EdD Full Time $595/Credit
EdS and EdD Part Time $650/Credit
Military EdS and EdD $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for EdS and EdD courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)