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Instructional Technology (online)

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Instructional Technology is a 10 percent online program designed for teachers and other professionals who have already earned a master's degree and are interested in extending their abilities to design, develop, implement, evaluate and manage technology to improve teaching and learning. Candidates who complete this curriculum will have the knowledge, skills and dispositions to teach and lead as instructional technologists employed in schools and other settings, and will be well prepared for future graduate study at the doctoral level. Certified teachers employed full-time in South Carolina public schools are eligible for a 30 percent tuition discount and may qualify for M+30 pay upon degree conferral.


  1. Statewide 30 percent discount for all teachers.
  2. Applications will be available in June and will be due by August 1. Please email Jeremy Dickerson ( to receive an application as soon as they are available.
  3. Seats are limited for this advanced degree; please contact Jeremy Dickerson ( with your interest and to be put on the waitlist to receive the application at the earliest time.
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements 

In addition to general university graduate admission requirements, applicants to the Ed.S. Instructional Technology program must also:

  • Completion of the application form and payment of the $45 application fee.
  • Transcripts - You must submit an official transcript from every institution you have attended. Receipt of a baccalaureate or any higher degree must be clearly indicated on the transcript from the awarding institution. Official transcripts are those sent by the registrar of a college or a university directly to the Office of Graduate Studies. The Office of Graduate Studies does not order transcripts from any institution.
  • Have an earned Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).*
  • The Master’s degree does not have to be in a content area related to Instructional Technology, however, the applicant must also have completed at least 6 (six) credit hours of graduate course work in Instructional Technology or related field within the past 6 (six) years. If 6 (six) hours of graduate course work in Instructional Technology or a related field are not met, work experience and/or formal training may be considered by submitting a resume and a written rationale statement or; may be provisionally admitted by successfully completing EDIT 604 and one additional master's level EDIT course before enrolling in the Ed.S.
  • Submit a written statement of educational and career goals explaining how the Ed.S. Instructional Technology degree will be leveraged to achieve those goals.
  • Application Deadlines
    The Office of Graduate Studies cannot guarantee that late applications will be considered for the intended semester. Applications must be postmarked by the following deadlines:
    • Currently Fall admission only - August 1

Plan for Ed.S. in Instructional Technology 

Ed.S. IT Coursework


Jeremy Dickerson, Ed.D.
Professor and Coordinator of Instructional Technology Graduate Programs
Spadoni College of Education
Coastal Carolina University
Prince Building 205B
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054

You can also find more information at www.coastal/education »
To learn how to apply, visit Graduate Studies »