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Education Specialist (EdS) in Instructional Design and Technology

Develop More Effective Educational Outcomes Through Instructional Design!

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Instructional Design and Technology, EdS

As an educator, you understand the struggle of competing with social media, news sites, and game apps for student attention. But you also know, as a teacher, IDT specialist, or another type of educator involved in instructional design, that the instruction you have to offer can have a lasting beneficial impact on their lives.

The trick is to find ways to repurpose digital innovations into instructional technology. At Keiser University, we offer an instructional technology program to help you learn about and use these technologies to your educational—and career—advantage. Gain the skills you need to create and implement tech-based educational experiences that capture student interest and lead to greater learning outcomes with our Education Specialist in Instructional Design and Theory.

At a Glance

Credit Hours

30 Credit Hours


10 Courses


10 - 24 Months*

Week Terms

8 Week Terms

Credit Info

Up to 12 credits of transfer credit

Quick Info

Instructional design careers in a variety of settings, K-12 to higher education.



Financial Aid

Financial aid for those who qualify**

** Speak with a dedicated financial aid counselor to explore all your financial aid and funding options.

* Time to degree completion is an estimate, not intended as a guarantee, and can vary based on many case-by-case factors.

Program Overview

Keiser University’s Education Specialist degree in Instructional Design and Technology prepares education professionals to apply instructional systems design, theory, tools, and technologies to achieve desired educational and training outcomes in various settings. Coursework for this advanced degree program fosters lifelong learning, professional development, and values leadership, ethical and informed decision-making, diversity, assessment, program evaluation, effective communication, and educational technology.

Student First Philosophy

Featuring a “Student First” mentality, Keiser University is committed to providing the education students need to excel in their careers and their lives—whether that is in this EdS program dedicated to maximizing instructional technology initiatives or one of the dozens of other graduate programs. Our commitment to putting students first leads us to offer a flexible learning option through an online delivery format.

Through our Education Specialist in Instructional Design and Technology program, we offer the certification-level instruction and insights students need to advance their education-oriented careers using technological and instructional innovations.

Know Your “WHY”
Commit to Graduation

Take your career in education technology to the next level with an EdS instructional technology and design program from Keiser University. This graduate program prepares students to meet the practical challenges and additional credits for research-based and technology-enhanced instructional design for any educational setting, from corporate-initiated professional development to higher education.

What Can You Expect to Learn

Keiser University’s Education Specialist degree in Instructional Design and Technology program enables students to contribute to the education profession through independent learning and scholarship. Upon completion of this advanced degree or add-on program, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate and apply current practices in course, program, and training development
  • Develop and revive expertise in the field of instructional design technology
  • Assess a range of technology-based learning models and integrate effective technologies to support learner success
  • Explore emerging technologies in education and training on a global basis
  • Use multimedia applications to develop training and learning activities
  • Communicate more effectively through writing—presentations, publications, and more

Program Prerequisites

  • Relevant master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • No GRE is required for any of Keiser University’s graduate-level degrees in education, including this PhD curriculum and instruction program.

Program Outline

To receive an Education Specialist in Instructional Design and Technology, students must earn 30 graduate semester credit hours. Curriculum coursework for this instructional technology program includes:

  • Foundation Courses
    Ethical and Legal Issues in Education/Leadership 3.0 credit hours
    Diversity, Ethical Decision Making, and Community Relations 3.0 credit hours
    Leading Technology Innovation 3.0 credit hours
    Designing Training and Performance Solutions 3.0 credit hours
    Curriculum Design 3.0 credit hours
    Instructional Design and Education Technology Core Courses
    Instructional Design Theory 3.0 credit hours
    Analysis and Design of Technology-Based Learning Models 3.0 credit hours
    Instructional Multimedia 3.0 credit hours
    Current Issues in Instructional Technology 3.0 credit hours
    Elective 3.0 credit hours

    Complete your studies with a doctoral program! Every credit earned in this specialist degree can be applied to Keiser’s Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Design and Technology (PhD IDT) program.

Career Pathways in Instructional Design and Technology

Upon graduation from our EdS instructional technology online program, you will have earned a post-master’s specialization designed to help you advance your career in nearly any educational setting: online, in person, in higher education, helping K-12 districts, and more. You will also have gained the abilities you need to:

  • Make use of instructional design and models supporting technology-based education
  • Create educational experiences for learners of all ages and abilities
  • Advance the instructional design’s body of work through relevant, reflective, action-oriented research and scholarship
  • Appreciate diversity through the application of multicultural methods of research
  • And more!

Through Keiser’s EdS instructional technology program, you will develop critical thinking skills, an understanding of multiple training technologies, and the ability to work on your own or with a team to use instructional design and instructional technology to help others achieve their learning or professional development goals. Career opportunities can include.

  • Instructional designer
  • Instructional technology specialist
  • Distance or online learning specialist
  • Education specialist
  • Educational consultant
  • Technology coordinator
  • Dean of distance learning or online education
  • Director of e-learning
  • And more!

Start Your Instructional Design and Technology Program Now!

Have you been thinking about pursuing an educational specialist degree in instructional technology? Keiser University offers the specialist degree you need to elevate your career and your future! Learn more about our EdS programs today by Requesting More Info now!

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Keiser Benefits

We understand that today’s students have many responsibilities and obligations in their lives. At Keiser, we deliver the same quality education through different scheduling options to accommodate busy schedules. Whether you choose day, evening, or online classes, chances are, you will find a schedule that fits yours and allows you to fulfill one of the most important commitments you can make – a commitment to your education.

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Flexibility and Convenience

When you enroll in Keiser University’s programs, you can pursue your educational goals anytime and anywhere you have internet access.
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One Class at a Time

You have the option of taking just one or two classes at a time, allowing you to concentrate on learning while balancing your education with work, family and other responsibilities. With our “students first” focus and small classes, you’ll receive personal attention from your instructors.
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Experienced Faculty

Keiser University’s dedicated, accomplished faculty members are committed to your success. All faculty are prepared and are actively engaged in the fields they teach. You’ll benefit from their wealth of knowledge and real-world experience.
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Dedicated Financial Aid Support

We are here to help guide YOU through the financial aid process to determine what type of aid you may qualify to receive to support your educational endeavors.


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