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Online EdS in Instructional Technology

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Explore the Potential of Educational Technology

100% Online

1.5 Years

30 Credit Hours

$465 per Credit (In-State)

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Use Educational Technology to Solve Complex Problems with an Online EdS

With an Education Specialist in Instructional Technology degree from Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM), you’ll gain the leadership skills necessary to advance your career as a teacher or administrator. Our experienced faculty will help you develop a deeper understanding of how technology can support teachers and solve complicated problems.

This program uses the latest data-driven trends to help you grow as a professional in the field. Get started now to see where a new degree can take you.

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Deepen Your Understanding of Core Concepts in Instructional Technology

10 Courses

Expert Faculty

The curriculum in our online EdS in Instructional Technology program is designed to boost your knowledge of the technology used in education and teach you new ways to utilize it to its full potential. Through core, elective, and practicum courses, you’ll study topics such as information technology law and ethics, digital and interactive media, technology and adult learning theory, teaching at a distance, and more.

Course Highlights

  • Action Research in Institutional Technology
  • Advanced Applied Educational Statistics
  • Digital and Interactive Media
  • Instructional Design
Curriculum Details

Get Started to Earn Your Online Education Specialist Degree

Application Deadline 08/12/24 Fall 2024 Semester

Start Date 08/19/24 Fall 2024 Semester

We make applying to the Education Specialist in Instructional Technology program as easy as possible by offering guidance every step of the way. You can apply online at any time to get started. For more information about specific requirements, see the chart below.

Online Application FormApply Now
Application Fee$25
Degree and Minimum GPAApplicants must have a master’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts of all completed coursework from your previous college experience.
Additional RequirementsAlabama Certification of Teachers
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Transfer CreditsTransfer up to 12 credit hours. Request information for details.

AUM offers rolling admissions, so it’s always a great time to apply. If you have questions, request information to connect with our admissions team.

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A High Value Degree in Instructional Technology

By starting your online Education Specialist in Instructional Technology degree at AUM, you’ll benefit from cost-effective tuition and courses that will elevate you in your field. We’re proud to have been ranked a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report1and are here to answer your questions so you feel good about the decision to continue your education. You can find out more about tuition in the chart below.

Cost per Credit Hour$465 for Alabama residents and $511 for non-residents
Total Number of Credit Hours30
Total Estimated Cost, Minus Fees$13,950 – $15,330
Additional Fees
  • Technology fee: $10/credit hour
  • Online fee: $40/credit hour
  • Administrative service fee: $35/semester
Other Costs to Budget ForYou may have costs in addition to tuition, such as textbooks, supplies and fees. Take these into consideration as you budget for your degree

Military Benefits

Auburn University at Montgomery is proud to support the educational goals of military veterans, active-duty service members, reservists, guardsmen, and their families. We participate in the Yellow Ribbon program, and Military Friendly® ranked us among the Top 10 schools for 2023-2024. Moreover, our Veteran and Military Resource Center offers an array of resources for fostering a smooth admissions process and online student experience.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At AUM, we strive to make your online degree program as affordable as possible, with cost-effective tuition for in-state and out-of-state students. We encourage you to complete your FAFSA® form to determine your financial aid eligibility — the school code for Auburn University at Montgomery is 008310.

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Expand Your Career Potential with an Online EdS

Take your career in education to the next level. By earning your online EdS in Instructional Technology with AUM, you’ll strengthen important skills that will make you a vital asset in the field. As an AUM student, you’ll also have access to our Career Development Center which will help you as you work to accelerate your earning potential in education.

In-Demand Instructional Technology Careers

Senior Instructional Designer $59,345 per year3

Technology Coach $56,390 per year4

Program Outcomes

AUM’s EdS in Instructional Technology program will expand upon your knowledge and give you a deeper understanding of the ways we use technology in the field of education. You will exercise skills in leadership, communication, and problem-solving while exploring important trends in the digital space. Through courses in instructional design, learning theory, and more, you will become an expert in your field and develop productive, real-world skills that will help you accelerate your career.

What You’ll Learn

Timothy Lewis

Dr. Timothy Lewis

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Timothy Lewis

Dr. Timothy Lewis earned his PhD in Instructional Leadership with an emphasis in Instructional Technology and an MA in Early Childhood Education from the University of Alabama. He has earned Alabama certifications in instructional leadership (K-12), early childhood education, and elementary education. His professional experiences in K-12 public schools included being a school bus para-educator, teaching pre-kindergarten, and serving as an Alabama reading initiative reading coach.

He also served as a clinical assistant professor with the University of Alabama, as an instructional design consultant for the University of Alabama’s Superintendents’ Academy, and in various capacities with Tuscaloosa City Schools’ Even Start Family Literacy Program (2001-2004).

At Auburn University at Montgomery, Dr. Lewis draws upon his academic preparation and experiences in management, leadership, instruction, and technology to provide learning opportunities for future teachers and instructional leaders. He teaches courses in instructional technology, and his research interests include exploring the integration of technology into clinical supervision, the impact of social networking on learning environments, and distance learning pedagogy.

Dr. Lewis’s scholarship includes refereed book chapters, seven refereed publications, 18 international/national presentations, and 49 regional/state presentations. He is a certified Quality Matters instructor and a CAEP reviewer, and he has served on various technology committees at the state and regional levels. He was also a member of the 2018 Alabama Digital Literacy and Computer Science Course of Study Committee.

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  2. Military Friendly®. “Auburn University at Montgomery.” Retrieved March 1, 2024, from
  3. “Senior Instructional Designer Salary in Alabama.” Retrieved March 4, 2024, from
  4. “Technology Coach Salary in Alabama.” Retrieved March 4, 2024, from