If you are a professional aiming to apply theory and research related to educational technology to improve educational environments, and to engage in an online community of inquiry while remaining in your professional context, this degree is for you.
The Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Educational Technology is designed for researching professionals who apply theory and research in educational technology to improve educational environments and student learning. Our students engage in an online community of inquiry while remaining in their professional contexts, participating in online courses and seminars, monthly synchronous (e.g. Zoom) sessions, a student-led social media group, and inquiry groups. The program is purposefully designed by faculty with decades of online teaching experience, keeping in mind students’ professional and other commitments. Strategies for self-direction and success in online environments are discussed as we guide students to craft an individual plan for success. Students acquire foundational knowledge in educational technology and research methodologies, and deep knowledge in their chosen area of specialization, to complete a dissertation aimed at improving teaching and learning with educational technology.
Our emphasis on connections between theory, research and practice, small group and individual mentoring, data-based iterative program design, and the experienced faculty are the strengths of this program. We invite professionals from diverse educational contexts (e.g. K-12, post-secondary, virtual education, non-profit) and disciplines to apply – the diversity of our cohorts facilitates discourse from multiple points of view and provides our graduates with a well-rounded perspective of educational technology.
Additional information about the Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Educational Technology program can be obtained by reviewing the program website.