Education Specialist

The goal of the Education Specialist (EdS) program is to furnish students with advanced skills in instructional technology and learning sciences beyond those acquired with the master's degree.

The program focus is practical, applied, and grounded in theory. Students can complete coursework in interactive instructional tool building, advanced interactive multimedia design, adult and distance education, or research and evaluation among other areas. All EdS students complete the same ITLS research core courses as our PhD students.

Students with this degree are prepared to assume leadership positions in industry, business, education, government, and private organizations. The EdS student will graduate with research experience but do a creative project or internship rather than a thesis or dissertation.

The EdS is available at the Logan, Utah State University campus.

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Degree Requirements

Program Pathway


Acceptance to the ITLS program and work with your temporary advisor: Ramy Shaaban.


Register online for the one credit online asynchronous orientation course and other courses through


Choose your committee chair (advising professor).


Complete all coursework.


Complete a culminating experience, either a Creative Project or Internship.