Ph.D. Teaching, Learning, & Technology

The doctorate in Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TLT) is a 48-credit, post master's Ph.D. program. The TLT Ph.D. program employs a scientist/practitioner model of learning. That is, research is not separate from application or practice. Our doctoral students collaborate closely with faculty to generate new theories and classification systems, innovative curricula, technology-integrated learning environments, authentic approaches to assessing learning, and a wide range of creative methods of teaching and learning in a global world highly interconnected by technology.

In keeping with the scientist/practitioner model, our doctoral students learn through innovative approaches, including research-based strategies for curriculum delivery, synchronous and asynchronous environments, and a wide range of other technology-enhanced designs and approaches for learning. Students take about 42 credits of coursework in addition to their qualifying examination preparation, doctoral research project, and dissertation project. Coursework is individualized according to the concentration students decide to pursue. Also, many of the course assignments are project-based, which allows students to apply concepts they are learning to their particular area of interest. In addition, the choice of research topic and projects is also up to the student--in consultation with his/her faculty adviser and within the broader context of the field, of course.

Curriculum can be found in the course catalog.

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