I'm about 1/2 way thru a MA in Ed Technology and looking at possibilities for further education along these lines next year or later. I came across the U of Missouri-Columbia which offers a EdS as a Specialist in Educational Technology. It is a 30 hour program after the Masters Level. Is this more of a post-grad diploma of some kind or a PhD-lite program? I'm interested and at this phase, basically shopping for information. I've also read that the EdD is sort of looked down on by Ed PhD's. Is this the truth? I don't care if some crusty PhD looks down his nose at me, I'm interested in ED Technology and want to do this for a career. Thanks.