Educational Specialist in Instructional Design and Technology, EdS

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

Program Objectives
Keiser University’s Education Specialist degree in Instructional Design and Technology program enables students to contribute to the education and training profession through independent learning, scholarship, and research.  Upon completion of this program, students are able to:

  • Create a shared vision of a learning culture by understanding and responding to the political, social, economic, legal and cultural environment.
  • Respond to diverse communities of interest to create a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
  • Continue to renew and develop expertise in the field of instructional design technologies demonstrated by effective written, spoken, and digital communication.
  • Evaluate and apply current practices in course, program, and training development using effective instructional design and models supporting technology-based learning in various instructional situations.
  • Evaluate and assess a range of technology-based learning models and integrate the use of effective technologies in supporting learner success.
  • Explore and extrapolate implications in the advancement of future technologies in education and training on a global basis.
  • Apply the skills and knowledge required in the use of multimedia applications in the development of training and learning activities.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution.

NOTE: Courses in the Education Specialist program are eight-weeks in length and students are scheduled for one or two courses concurrently. 

Program Outline
To receive an Education Specialist degree, students must earn 30 graduate semester hours.  Twenty-four of the program hours must be completed through Keiser University.  Students must pass a Comprehensive Examination at the completion of coursework.  Program requirements are as follows:

Education Specialist in Instructional Design Technology Major Core Courses
(30.0 credit hours)

Foundation Courses (18.0 credit hours)

Ethical and Legal Issues in Education/Leadership

3.0 credit hours

Policy, Politics, and Community Relations

3.0 credit hours

Funding of Educational Institutions

3.0 credit hours

Curriculum Design

3.0 credit hours

Designing Training and Performance Solutions

3.0 credit hours

Leading Technologies Innovation

3.0 credit hours
Instructional Design Technology Core Courses (12.0 credit hours)

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



Comprehensive Exam

Passing Score