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The Doctor of Education (EdD)

The Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an area of specialization in Education Technology is designed to develop graduates who will be effective leaders in educational improvement. It provides students with the basis of thorough understanding of what schools are and can be, gives insights into the complexities of teaching and enables collaborative opportunities to work towards making positive effects on current education programs. Achieving an EdD degree requires 66 credits and is a mix of online and campus-based courses. For more information, see C & I Doctoral Information.


  • The American Culture and the Context of Schooling (campus)
  • School Culture and the Problems of Change (campus)
  • Learning and Cognition (campus)
  • Current Issues in Teaching (campus)
  • Curriculum (campus)
  • EDTECH 504 Theoretical Foundations of Educational Technology (online)


  • EDTECH 561 Research in Educational Technology (online)
  • Intermediate Statistics in Educational Research (campus)
  • Quantitative Approaches to Research (campus)
  • Qualitative Approaches to Research (campus)

Other Curricular Requirements (all online)

  • Educational Technology Coursework
  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Dissertation

Application Deadlines

Spring: September 15th*

Summer and Fall: March 15th

*Students admitted in March decide whether to start in the summer or in the fall.

See Admission Procedures to apply.

For more information about the program, please contact either Dr. Keith Thiede (Doctoral Program Coordinator, CIFS) or Dr. Ross Perkins (Doctoral Program Coordinator, Educational Technology).