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Special Note: The GRE test has been waived for the 2022 application cycle (Spring, Summer, Fall 2022 start).
- Application requirements: Online application, essay, transcripts, two letters of recommendation, minimum GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate work and GRE (waived for 2022 application cycle)
- Deadline(s): Dec. 1 for spring or April 1 for a summer or fall start
- 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
The digital revolution has changed 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 people with a broad range of abilities and backgrounds. The program employs the scientist/practitioner model and is designed for those interested in conducting educational research and applying their findings to advance educational theories, methods and assessments.
The program attracts people from a broad range of careers, including 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.
Doctoral candidates take a minimum of 48 credits, which includes such courses as Curriculum Theory and Design, Technology for Teaching and Learning, Advanced Multimedia Programming and Resource Development for Learning and Analysis of Experimental Data.
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.
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 about 42 credits of coursework, doctoral candidates must pass a qualifying examination before conducting a doctoral research project and writing their dissertation, which is the culmination of the program.
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.