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

Become a leader in technology-enhanced education for grades P-12 through our Ed.S. in Learning, Design, and Technology - Instructional Technology. This program is entirely online, making the program accessible for people across the state 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 P-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 P-12; for other areas, consider the MEd in Learning, Design, and Technology
  4. Earns your certificate upgrade in instructional technology


The Ed.S. in Learning, Design, and Technology – Instructional Technology is designed to develop your skills as a practitioner and leader in technology-enhanced education in elementary and secondary schools. This program is designed to prepare professionals to identify and analyze learning problems and then create and implement more effective designs for learning to address these needs. Our goal is to help classroom teachers refine and develop their practice as well as become instructional technology leaders among their peers.

The coursework is designed to accommodate the schedules and distance-learning needs of working professionals. Our online program blends both live class meetings (via video conferencing) with practical at-home projects and activities so that you are learning from experts how to integrate technology in your own school context. Coursework covers a range of topics, including:

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

Our Faculty

Our nationally recognized faculty will work with you to customize your degree program. Learn more about our faculty and their expertise.

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 .

Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC)

This curriculum is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and leads to certificate upgrade. The Georgia PSC standards align with the ISTE standards for educators, which means that our curriculum prepares you to engage learners in rich, authentic learning experiences, lead technology change through collaborative planning and design, facilitate student-centered learning practices with technology, and coach others in research-based technology practices.

Note: If you seek certification from the Georgia PSC, you will need access to a P-12 classroom so that you can complete a field experience in the final semester. Students typically complete this experience in their own classrooms.

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.

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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

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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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