Ph.D. Teaching, Learning, & Technology
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Special Note: The GRE test has been waived for the 2023 application cycle (Spring, Summer, Fall 2023 start).
- Application requirements: Online application, personal statement (click here for tips on writing a compelling personal statement), transcripts, proof of English language proficiency, two letters of recommendation, minimum GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate work and GRE (waived for 2023 application cycle).
- International students: Please visit this page for information regarding transcript evaluation requirements.
- Deadline(s): Dec. 1 for spring or April 1 for a summer or fall start. The application and all supporting materials are due by the listed deadlines.
- Course Requirements: 48 credits
- Typical Course Load: Fall (2 courses), Spring (2 courses), Summer (1-2 courses)
- Time to Completion: Varies
- Culminating Experience: Doctoral candidates must pass a qualifying examination before conducting a doctoral research project and writing their dissertation, which is the culmination of the program
- Alumni Current Positions: Graduates work as college and university administrators, website designers, faculty in higher education and educational researchers as well as those who work in professional development and education for the corporate sector and institutions, such as museums and hospitals
Technology continues to change the educational landscape profoundly, presenting opportunities and challenges for those who seek to create the best practices and tools for teaching all learners.
For the post-master’s Ph.D. in Teaching, Learning and Technology, doctoral students work closely with faculty to develop innovative curricula and creative learning environments that integrate technology to reach audiences from early childhood to adulthood with a broad range of abilities and backgrounds. The program prepares students to conduct educational research and apply their findings to advance educational theories, methods, assessments, and practices in a variety of learning environments.
The program prepares graduates for a broad range of careers, including faculty in higher education, educational researchers, instructional and learning designers, college and university administrators, as well as those who work in professional development, training, and education for the corporate sector and institutions, such as museums and hospitals.
Doctoral candidates take a minimum of 48 credits, which includes such courses in the areas of instructional and learning design, technology development and integration, as curriculum theory and design, and research methods. Coursework is individualized in keeping with each student's chosen concentration and many of the assignments are project-based, enabling students to apply concepts they are learning to their area of interest.
In addition to the coursework, doctoral candidates must pass a qualifying examination, complete a doctoral research project, and write their dissertation, which is the culmination of the program.
There are options for students to pursue the doctorate part-time or full-time. For the convenience of working professionals, the majority of the classes are held in the late afternoon or evening with some online classes available.
Throughout, they work closely with their adviser and have opportunities to collaborate on articles for professional journals in the field.
|COURSE NUMBER||COURSE NAME||CREDITS|
|Foundations (4 courses/12 credits)|
|EDUC 471||Diversity and Multicultural Perspectives||3|
|TLT 401||Overview of Teaching and Learning||3|
|TLT 402||Critical Reading and Writing||3|
|TLT 403||Instructional Design||3|
|Research (4 courses/12 credits)|
|EDUC 408||Introduction to Statistics||3|
|EDUC 409||Analysis of Experimental Data||3|
|Electives (select at least one):|
|EDUC 405||Qualitative Research Methods||3|
|EDUC 410||Univariate Statistical Models||3|
|EDUC 411||Multivariate Statistical Models||3|
|EDUC 412||Advanced Applications of Psychometric Principles||3|
|EDUC 461||Single-Subject Research Design||3|
|Other statistical research course in TLT, COE, or A&S as approved by adviser|
|Additional courses as required by adviser|
|Professional Cognate (12 credits)|
|TLT 480||Curriculum Theory and Design||3|
|EDUC 491||Advanced Seminars: (with subtitle)||1-6|
|EDUC 493||Internship in: (with subtitle)||1-6|
|EDUC 496||Doctoral Research Seminar||3|
|TLT 458||Introduction to Multimedia Programming and Resource Development for Learning||3|
|TLT 460||Advanced Multimedia Programming and Resource Development for Learning||3|
|TLT 462||Special Topics in Development of Instructional Resources and Technologies for Learning||1-3|
|TLT 470||Technology for Teaching and Learning||3|
|TLT 474||Large-scale Planning and Implementation of Educational Technology||3|
|Other learning and instruction elective course in TLT, COE, or CAS as approved by adviser|
|Supervised Research Projects (6 credits minimum)|
|TLT 486||Doctoral Research Project||3|
|EDUC 493||Internship in: (with subtitle)||1-6|
|EDUC 494||Field Work in: (with subtitle)||3|
|EDUC 495||Independent Study in: (with subtitle)||1-6|
|Additional topic seminars, dissertation proposal or maintenance of candidacy, or elective with permission of adviser|
|Professional Sub-Specialty (6 credits)|
|These credits are intended to advance the students' research agenda or career goals (such as a enhanced subject matter knowledge, mentored field/practical experiences with outreach programs, specialized coursework, college teaching, grant writing, and the like) with adviser approval.|
Descriptions of courses can be found in the course catalog.