Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) – Educational Technology & Online Learning

Degree Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education, primarily an online program with some face-to-face requirements, is designed to facilitate adult learning styles in a specialized field of education. Capitalizing on critical thinking, scholarly research that informs practice, writing, and learning from a Christian worldview, this degree is primarily reserved for those interested in adding research skills in their vocations. After successfully negotiating the candidacy examination, all students must complete a culminating experience: the submission and successful defense of a doctoral dissertation. Students possessing an Ed.S. or equivalent may be admitted to the Ph.D. program with advanced standing after a review of their post-master's transcripts.

Concentration Description

The online Doctor of Philosophy with a concentration in Educational Technology & Online Learning is designed for K-12, higher education and corporate educators involved in leadership in online education with an emphasis on program development and management of online learning. The Ed.D. with a concentration in Educational Technology & Online Learning builds upon the principles of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and their application in the online educational setting. Studying research and effective practices along a continuation of delivery model, students focus on searching for solutions to online education problems or seeking ways to deliver new research-based educational concepts or services to individuals, organizations, families, or groups at a distance.

Program Highlights

Length: 75 credit hour minimum
Format: Offered in a cohort model, students may begin the program in the fall, spring or summer semesters. Courses are delivered online with some required face-to-face components. School division cohorts are also offered in varying formats.
Results: Doctor of Philosophy in Education degree with a concentration in Educational Technology & Online Learning. The Doctor of Philosophy is awarded after completion of 75 credit hours.
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Educational Technology Administration
Online Instruction at the University Level
Educational Technology Consultation