If you aim to be an educational technology leader who applies research-based knowledge to facilitate change that improves educational environments, the online Ed.D. in Educational Technology at the University of Florida is for you. We invite students from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and professional contexts 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 in different environments.

Our online doctoral program is grounded in theories of adult learning and online learning, designed to encompass educational technology research in multiple diverse environments, and led by faculty with decades of instructional design and online teaching experience. The research-based nature of the program, the excellent faculty, small group and individual mentoring, and the emphasis on connections between theory, research and practice are the strengths of this program. The University of Florida’s College of Education has consistently ranked among the top three online graduate programs in education for the last five years.

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    Ed.D. Program Curriculum

    The online 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 with the online cohort 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). This includes online courses and seminars, and online synchronous sessions.
    • Degree completion depends on the student’s ability to complete program requirements to a level commensurate with doctoral level work.

    Required Courses

    All courses are 8-week online offerings except for seminars, research courses, and dissertation research that are full semester courses.

    • EME 5054: Foundations of Educational Technology
    • EDG 6226: Fundamentals and Research in Curriculum and Instruction
    • EME 6066: Issues and Trends in Educational Technology Research
    • EDG 6931: Qualitative Research in Educational Technology
    • EDG 6648: Research Design in Educational Technology
    • EME 7938: Seminar in Educational Media
    • EME 6480: Quantitative Methods in Educational Technology
    • EME 6609: Instructional Design
    • EME 6651: Learning Analytics Concepts and Techniques
    • EME 6048: Distance Teaching and Learning
    • EME 7435: Implementation and Evaluation of Educational Technology Initiatives
    • EME 5404: Media Ecologies and Open Education
    • EDG 7979: Research Credits (3 credits)
    • EDG 7980: Dissertation Research (12 credits)
    A graphic illustrating the progression for the Online Ed.D. Program.

    Ed.D. in Educational Technology Program Requirement

    • A Master’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a degree deemed equivalent by the University of Florida Office of Admissions.
    • An acceptable grade point average for previous graduate work.
    • No GRE requirement.

    Program Highlight

    Entry: Fall of even years
    Typical Course Load: 6 credits per semester
    Full-Time/Part-Time: Part-Time
    Application Deadline: January of even years
    Average Class Size: 20-30
    Program Completion: 3-4 years