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EdS in Learning, Design, and Technology (Instructional Technology)

Become a leader in technology-enhanced education for grades K-12 through our EdS in Learning, Design, and Technology. This program is entirely online, making the program accessible for people across the state and country who want to earn an advanced degree while continuing their careers.

In the instructional technology concentration, you will become proficient in:

  • Cutting-edge computer and multimedia technology and how to apply it in K-12 education
  • Analyzing learning and performance problems
  • Designing and developing effective instruction


  1. All online
  2. Ranked #5 for Instructional Design and Technology by US News and World Report in 2022
  3. Focus on K-12; for other areas, consider the MEd in Learning, Design, and Technology
  4. Earns your certificate upgrade in instructional technology

Instructional Technology coursework is entirely online; Athens Campus.


Our EdS in Learning, Design, and Technology will develop your skills as a practitioner and leader in technology-enhanced education in elementary and secondary schools.

While you will complete your coursework online, you will have some opportunity to meet with faculty and fellow students in person. We hold a face-to-face kickoff meeting at the start of the program, as well as in-person mini-conferences early in each spring semester.

Most students complete the program in two years, taking two to three courses per semester.

For the instructional technology concentration, you will complete an internship in instructional technology and take 30 hours covering topics including:

  • Instructional design
  • Multicultural perspectives on technology
  • Online learning design
  • Information literacy
  • Computer-based education
  • Instructional product evaluation

Program of Study Student Handbook

Additional information and disclosures regarding state licensure for professional practice in this field can be found at the UGA Licensure Disclosure Portal .

How to Apply

Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.

Start A Graduate School Application

Part 2: Apply to the EdS in Learning, Design, and Technology (Instructional Technology)

While completing your Graduate School application, be sure to attach the following:

  • GRE / MAT scores not required at this time
  • Statement of purpose: Should clarify the candidate’s relevant background, interests, and goals in relation to the program.
  • Letters of recommendation: Letters should be from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s scholarly ability and potential for success in a graduate program.
  • Resume/CV

One cohort of about 25 students is admitted per year. Students begin their coursework in the fall. Applications are reviewed April 1-June 1.

Deadline to Apply

Refer to the UGA Graduate School deadlines

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Additional Resources

Please use our online form if you have any questions for the department. Please be as specific as possible so that we may quickly assist you.

Faculty and Advisors

The College’s programs are taught by dedicated faculty who are experts in a range of areas and are passionate about helping students succeed both in their programs and professionally.

Meet the Faculty

Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Student Life

Our students have a range of opportunities available outside the classroom as well, from professional organizations, experiential learning, clubs and other non-academic experiences.

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