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Online EdS in Instructional Technology Curriculum

Curriculum Details

30 total credits required

By earning your online EdS in Instructional Technology degree from Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM), you’ll prepare to advance your career in education and expand on your understanding of instructional design, adult learning theory, applied educational statistics, digital media, and more.

This 10-course program generally takes a year and a half to complete, consists of 16-week terms, and is asynchronous, meaning you’ll have the freedom to study at times that are convenient for you. Our experienced faculty will be there to help you along the way as you get ready to advance your career and become an expert in education.

Core Courses


This course is designed to prepare teachers, corporate trainers, staff development program managers, or other leaders of programs to address teaching learners with a conceptual and theoretical foundation in distance education and develop skills necessary for quality distance education.

This course is designed to introduce and apply the fundamentals of instructional design using a systems approach model; that is, the ideas and procedures for analyzing, designing, developing, implementing and formatively evaluating instruction. In this course, the emphasis will be on the development of authentic instructional materials.

This course will examine adult learning theory and characteristics of the adult learner. In addition, it will explore the theoretical and practical issues of adult learning theory and research while exploring current trends and advancements in adult learning.

This course provides a fundamental understanding of educational statistics and enhances the ability to perform essential statistical analysis and interpretation in a variety of experimental situations for program and services evaluation.

This course is designed to prepare candidates for action research in their school environment. In this course, candidates will design individual research that applies to their area of specialty and can be applied to their classroom, school, or school system.



This course require candidates to analyze and report findings associated with school policies, building infrastructure, and stakeholders’ perceptions of technology innovation and iteration in schools.

This course is designed to equip candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, develop, and evaluate multimedia projects that facilitate student learning in the P-12 classroom. Candidates will utilize multimedia authoring tools to produce products that can be prepared to properly evaluate existing multimedia and produce their own multimedia for a professional development purposes or use in the classroom. This course will serve to provide these important skills.

This course is designed to provide an understanding and awareness of issues related to trends and ethics in technology such as cyberbullying, information security, sexting, virtual desktops, virtual worlds, MOOCS, including digital textbooks, and mobile learning.

Issues and management techniques involved in administering the information system/resource activities of an organization from a sociotechnical perspective. Covers the management of information resources from a strategic and competitive analysis viewpoint.

Issues related to technology law and ethics.

Duplicate credit will not be allowed for INFO 6450 and MNGT 6410.

Practicum Courses


Practical experiences for advanced instructional technology students in applying knowledge acquired in previous courses. Enrollment limited to ED.S. students in the instructional technology program.

Comprehensive examination covering material from professional courses. should be taken the final semester of enrollment in the Ed.S. program.

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