The Ed.D. in Educational Technology takes a minimum of 3 years to complete. Students have to complete a minimum of 90 hours beyond their bachelor’s degree to graduate with their doctoral degree.

The minimum required credits to be completed in the program are 54 credits, in addition to which students choose electives and transfer credits from their Masters degree. Students take 6 credits with their cohort each semester (Fall, Spring and Summer). Degree completion depends on the student’s ability to complete program requirements to a level commensurate with doctoral level work.

Figure 1: Required curriculum  

This is a doctoral program and therefore requires participation in online synchronous and asynchronous activities in addition to online courses. Dates and details of such activities will be communicated at least 2 months prior to enable students to adjust their schedules.

Ed.D. Required Courses (to be taken with the cohort during specific semesters)*

All courses are 8-week online offerings except for seminars, practica and dissertation research that are full semester courses. Representative dates and deadlines can be found at

EME 5054: Foundations of Educational Technology

EDG 6226: Fundamentals and Research in Curriculum and Instruction

EDG 6931: Introduction to Research in Educational Technology

EDF 6938: Reading, Designing and Conducting Qualitative Research

EDF 7486: Methods of Educational Research

EME 7938: Seminar in Educational Media (6 credits)

EDF 6401: Educational Statistics

EME 6609: Instructional Design

EDF 6938: Program Evaluation

EME 5403: Core Educational Technology course

EME 6945: Practicum in Educational Media (6 credits)

EDF 7980: Dissertation Research (12 credits)

*These Ed.D. courses are revised regularly based on cohort needs therefore Masters courses cannot replace these courses.