Education Specialist

Admission Requirements

How to Apply

  1. Review the admissions information on the USF Graduate School website, and fill out the online application.
  2. After completing the application, send original transcripts and GRE scores to the Graduate Admissions Office, FAO 174, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620-6900.
  3. The Ed.S. program that focuses on Instructional Technology falls under the "umbrella" of Curriculum and Instruction.  When you apply, be sure to indicate that you are seeking an Ed.S. with a Major in Curriculum and Instruction and a Concentration in Instructional Technology.
  4. After you are admitted, the faculty in the Instructional Technology program will structure your program of study and your committee (see Basic Timeline).  If you have questions about your application, contact Todd Boyd by email.  If you have questions about the courses or the program, contact Dr. Yiping Lou.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Ed.S. program with a specialization in Instructional Technology program is very competitive. In any given semester, there may be more qualified applicants than space in the program. Simply meeting the basic admission criteria does not guarantee admission. For the greatest success in applying to the program, applicants must submit documentation with scores and/or GPAs along with one or more of the following minimum qualifications:

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted for fall and spring admissions only. There are no admissions accepted for the summer semester. Any applications submitted for admittance for a summer semester will be held until the following fall semester before being reviewed.

Applicants are responsible for submitting applications before the appropriate program or university application deadlines. Applications are considered "on time" if they are received by the Office of Graduate Admissions on or before the appropriate deadline.

Application Deadlines by Semester:

Submission of applications after these dates may result in your acceptance into the program being delayed until the next semester.

All applications are held until the respective deadline dates have passed. Approximately 30 days after each deadline, applications are evaluated and processed based upon available spaces in the program and the competitive transcripts and test scores submitted by applicants. All applicants will be notified via email to inform them of their status after the evaluation process is complete.

Financial Aid

You may be eligible for various types of financial aid (see the Instructional Technology Financial Aid page and the USF Financial Aid website). In addition, Graduate Assistantships are awarded by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology and the Department of Secondary Education. These assistantships require research, teaching, or administrative service totaling approximately 20 hours per week. Stipends for these appointments are in the $7000 - $10,000 range for two semesters. Tuition waivers may also be available to graduate students, providing for the forgiveness of either in-state or out-of-state fees. These waivers may be combined with an assistantship or awarded separately. To learn more about financial aid for graduate programs at USF, visit the USF Office of Graduate Studies website.