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    Specialist (Ed.S.) in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Instructional Technology

    INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Institutional Membership(s): SOC PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Education Specialist - Specialist Enrollment: 999 seats total Application Deadline: Open How Students and Instructors Communicate: E-mail Subject: Education METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION

    The program is delivered primarily through internet

    Supplemental delivery formats include internet

     
    DESCRIPTION
    The Ed.S. program with a concentration in Instructional Technology is offered by the USF College of Education. This program is designed to prepare students for leadership in technology related positions in academia and industry. Courses include an array of topics including instructional design, distance learning, authoring, instructional graphics, and project management.
    The development and application of systematic inquiry skills at the advanced graduate level of study, combined with existing experience and continued study in a field of specialization, is the focus of the Ed.S. degree. The Ed.S. degree is a post-master's degree and should be considered a terminal program; however, either a Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree can be undertaken after receiving the Ed.S. degree. (If approved by the doctoral committee, courses that were counted in the Ed.S. program of study may also count in the doctoral program of study.)
    In order to provide maximum flexibility in the program, all of the courses are offered via the Web, as one-week intensive summer courses, or as weekend courses. Many of the courses are available two or three times each year. Although the entire program is online, most of the courses are also available on campus -- students can choose which option is most appropriate for them.
     
    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
    Students in this program are encouraged to seek internships in an educational or industrial setting. They are also encouraged to co-teach a graduate-level course with one of the Instructional Technology faculty members.
    TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
    Students enrolled in on line courses at USF must have an active USF e-mail account, a USF NetID, and reliable Internet access. You may check whether or not your browser is compatible with the software used for distance education at the distance education web site.
    ACCESS TO LEARNING RESOURCES
    A NetID, available to enrolled USF students, allows students to access learning resources online, including the Virtual Library.
    Library Services 813-974-2729;vlcomments@lib.usf.edu.
    USF Bookstore Toll-Free: 1-800-873-8114.
    ACCESS TO FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
    Financial aid opportunities can be discussed with your program advisor. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 813-974-4700 for exceptions and the names of private lenders. Check the website for additional information. In order to be considered a full time graduate student for financial aid purposes ,a student must taken 9 semester hours of graduate level work per semester.

    SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Education Specialist students are required to plan and successfully complete an individual project or thesis. The purpose of the thesis/project is to provide an opportunity for the student to apply knowledge gained in the program to the resolution of significant needs arising from professional practice. A minimum of 9 semester hours of thesis enrollment is required in the Ed.S. degree program. Students are required to enroll for a minimum of 2 semester hours in the appropriate 6971 thesis course each semester while actively working on the Ed.S. project or thesis, in the semester in which the student defends the thesis/project, and in the semester in which the thesis/project is submitted to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Students who have not completed the thesis/project after enrolling in the required 9 hours must enroll in additional thesis hours consistent with faculty supervisory effort, which, according to USF policy, is a minimum of 2 credit hours each semester, including the semester in which the thesis/project is submitted to the College
    Comprehensive examinations are required in Ed.S. programs by the USF Graduate School and the Florida Board of Regents. Both of the accrediting entities under whose auspices we operate, the SACS and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), require a final evaluation or assessment of student performance. The comprehensive examinations are taken after all coursework and the thesis/project are complete. Students must be admitted to the Ed.S. program and be currently in good standing. The University of South Florida requires that students be enrolled for a minimum of 2 hours of graduate credit during the semester when the comprehensive examination is taken.
     
    SPECIAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
    Students must apply to graduate during the semester in which they plan to complete degree requirements. An Application for Degree form (available from the Office of the Registrar, SVC 1034) must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the deadline noted in the Academic Calendar for the term in which the student expects to graduate. The deadline for submission is usually within the first four weeks of classes and is firm. It is recommended that students do not submit their Application for Degree form until they have consulted with their Major Professor and will have completed all degree requirements, including successful performance on the Ed.S. Comprehensive Examination, successful defense of the thesis project and its submission to the COE Associate Dean's Office or the USF Office of Graduate Studies by the published deadline. Students will not be certified to graduate from a degree program until they have completed all requirements for the degree. Students must be registered for a minimum of 2 thesis hours in the semester in which they plan to graduate from the Ed.S. program.
    ACCESS TO ADVISING/MENTORING SERVICES
    Upon admission, Ed.S. students are assigned an Major Professor who is a member of the permanent faculty of the Instructional Technology program. Students are able to obtain academic counseling through email contact with their advisor, of if distance permits, through occasional face to face meetings. The staff of the Educational Outreach are also available to help distant students with issues related to course registration or other administrative problems.
    SPECIAL TRANSFER POLICIES
    Credit from another Institution: Transfer of graduate credit from another regionally accredited institution is limited to 8 semester hours or three courses. A written request for transfer should be made at the time of admission to the USF graduate program and the courses incorporated into the Planned Program of Study. Official transcripts are needed to initiate the transfer process. Written recommendations supporting the transfer are needed from the program advisor or Department Chairperson. Transfer credits that are to be used as substitution against College requirements must have the written support of the Chairperson of the department in which the USF course(s) would be offered.
    Courses are eligible for transfer if: (a) they were taken at another regionally accredited institution, (b) they were completed with grades of "B" or better, (c) they will be within the five-year time limit for coursework at the time the student takes the comprehensive examination, and (d) they were not counted towards the completion of a degree at the other institution.
    USF Non-Degree Seeking "Special" Student Credit Hours: No more than 12 semester hours of credit earned as a non-degree seeking or special student at USF may be applied toward the Ed.S. degree requirement.
    Transfer credits from other institutions and "special" student credits must be evaluated and approved by the student's advisor and the COE Coordinator of Graduate Studies. Transfer credits that are to be used as substitutions against College requirements must have the written support of the Chairperson of the Department in which the USF course(s) would be offered.
     
    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
    Degree seeking students register on a priority basis. While enrollment by non degree seeking students (up to 12 semester hours total) is permitted, courses are frequently filled to capacity before the registration date for non matriculated students.
    SPECIAL ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
    In order to provide maximum flexibility in the program, all of the courses are offered via the Web, as one-week intensive summer courses, or as weekend courses. Many of the courses are available two or three times each year. Although the entire program is online, most of the courses are also available on campus -- students can choose which option is most appropriate for them.

    During the thesis/project phase, it is the student抯 responsibility to work with his or her Major Professor to set up committee meetings for the proposal defense and final defense.
     
    SPECIAL PROGRAM PREREQUISITES
    In addition to general requirements, all applicants for this program must demonstrate knowledge of the scope of Instructional Technology (equivalent of EME 6425 Microcomputers for School Managers or EME 5403 Microcomputers in Education). These courses include topics such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and telecommunications.
    OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
    NA

     


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