Ph.D. Teaching, Learning, & Technology

Dr. H. Lynn Columba & Dr. Scott Garrigan
Dr. H. Lynn Columba & Dr. Scott Garrigan

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.

Foundations (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 (12 credits)   
EDUC 403 Research  3
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
TLT 499 Dissertation 1-5
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.

Application Requirements & Deadlines