Education Specialist - Educational Technology and Learning Engineering

“We’re not just interested in helping people find a better job. We want them to find a cause they believe in.”

- Dr. David Wright, President


About the Program

Looking to boost your knowledge and skills as an educator in an emerging field? Set yourself apart with an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree at Indiana Wesleyan University. This Ed.S. program focuses on education technology and learning engineering, propelling you and your career into the future of the education field. Not only will you be prepared to earn your Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), you’ll become a district expert in online and hybrid-flexible teaching and learning.

  • 100% online program
  • Complete the Ed.S. in less than two years
  • Hands on coursework that you can immediately apply to your classroom
  • Emerging field that is part of a learning pipeline at IWU (M.S. to Ed.S. to Ed.D.)



  • Integrate your faith and ethics into learning, research, instructional design and more
  • Analyze current research, methodologies, and practices for online teaching and learning
  • Design authentic learning experiences and assessments
  • Examine issues and trends and develop an understanding of the empathetic, student-centered learning environment



This program prepares you to teach and act as a district expert for traditional, hybrid-flexible, or completely online education environments. You will also be equipped for curriculum development and school grade/ online resource leadership.



Elementary School Teachers*

Middle School Teachers*

Secondary School Teachers*

Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary


Projected Change in Employment in US, 2020-2030





Bureau of Labor Statistics, Economics Modeling Specialists, Intl.

Median Salary in US, 2019





Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl.

*Does not include special education or technical education.



Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at  

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Tuition
30 Total $559 / credit hour

30 credit hours for financial aid represent the Ed.S. Program of Study only.

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. . The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if a student withdraws from the program and restarts in a future program at a later date.

Payment Process

Payment Options: Your program representative will work closely with you to choose a payment option that best fits your needs. Your options may include Federal financial aid, company reimbursement tuition deferral, company direct-bill, self-pay, military benefits, etc.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email


Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.




Below are the lists of requirements for the Education Specialist with a major in Educational Technology and Learning Engineering program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

To meet the admission requirements for this specialist degree program, candidates must:

  1. Have a graduate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. Transcripts from foreign institutions may need to be sent to an outside agency for evaluation and determination of transferable credits, degrees, and GPA. If this outside review is necessary, students are responsible for the initiation of this evaluation and for any fees incurred during the process.
  2. A graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher from the graduate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed.
  3. Supporting documentation demonstrating access to a P-16 or adult education classroom.
  4. Experience in an education environment.

Graduation Requirements

To complete the Ed.S. degree, candidates must:

  1. Successfully complete the program curriculum.
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  3. Payment of all tuition and fees is required in order to receive a diploma.

Application Procedures

To be considered for admission to the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree program, complete each of the following steps. For more information, call 866-498-4968 to speak with a Program Representative.

For more information, call 866-498-4968 to speak with a Program Representative.

  1. Application
    Apply online at

  2. Transcripts
    College: Official transcripts are required from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution and any graduate work if IWU is accepting transfer credits. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution(s). Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped “student copy,” “issued to student,” or “unofficial” cannot be accepted as official.

    College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools: For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a “Course-by-Course Report” from Educational Credential Evaluators (see Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The evaluation must list course-by-course hours and grades. Note: Additional third-party evaluators can be considered from an approved list and in some cases an internal international transcript evaluation can be done.

Minimum Computer Requirements

Students are expected to possess a computer throughout the duration of their program. Student computers must be able to run a supported browser and handle additional plug-ins as identified by the Learning Management System (LMS) company. Students should be able to produce, send, and receive documents that are compatible within the two most recent offerings of Microsoft Office to complete most of the assignments. IWU will offer support to students on only these two offerings of office software. Computer and Internet connection may need to be fast enough in some courses to watch streaming videos, participate in live meetings, upload large files, install software, and listen to audio lectures. In addition to these minimum expectations, participation in a CAPS course or program may entail additional computing and/or technology requirements.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the Education Specialist with a major in Educational Technology and Learning Engineering program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.