Instructional Technology - EdS

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services

About This Degree

The MEd and EdS degrees are primarily focused toward teachers, staff, and administrators who want to increase their understanding of the role of technology and its appropriate implementation in the teaching and learning process.

What You Will Learn

The program helps students evaluate, integrate, and implement various forms of technology and instructional design skills into their current teaching or administrative assignments.

The MEd is a master’s level degree, while the EdS is beyond the master’s level. It has the equivalent number of credits to a PhD program; the difference is that EdS students do not complete a dissertation.

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

Students who graduate with the MEd or EdS are qualified for careers in education. They are typically already teachers who wish to increase their knowledge of technology’s role in education. They can also go on to supervisory positions with school districts and education offices, or work for businesses who specialize in creating curriculum.

Many other possibilities are open to people with ITLS degrees depending on the student’s undergraduate degree. Graduates will gain the technical skills and knowledge to succeed in a wide variety of fields and with companies and organizations across the spectrum.

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Admission Requirements

Students are welcome from any undergraduate background.

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the online application
  • Pay the $55 application fee
  • Score at or above the 40th percentile on in the GRE or MAT
  • Have a 3.0 or higher GPA on your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits
  • Provide transcripts of all college/university credits
  • Provide three contacts for letters of recommendation

International students have additional admissions requirements.


The department has the following deadline:

  • Fall semester – April 1

Program Requirements

All MEd students are required to attend a two-day orientation in August on the Logan campus.

EdS students must complete a culminating practicum or internship experience. This varies depending on the student’s focus, but it must be a full-time, 14-week experience decided by the student’s graduate committee.

Plan Options

Students can receive the MEd by pursuing one of two options:

  • In the Plan A option, students complete graduate-level coursework and must write a thesis.
  • Another option, Plan C, does not involve a thesis or a defense meeting and is comprised of coursework only.

Financial Aid

A variety of funding opportunities are available on the graduate school website.

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