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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) – Educational Technology & Online Learning


Dr. Roxie Godfrey, Regent Graduate, 2005
Roxie Godfrey, Ed.D.
2009 Virginia FCS
Teacher of the Year
Regent Graduate, 2005

"A Regent education will open doors for you. It certainly has for me."

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Degree Overview

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is an online program with some face-to-face requirements designed to facilitate the learning styles of adults by providing a collaborative community for higher-level thinking and problem solving. Undergirding the program are four key components: critical thinking, scholarly research that informs practice, writing, and learning from a Christian worldview. 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 Ed.D. program with advanced standing after a review of their post-master’s transcript(s).

Concentration Description

The online Doctor of Education with a concentration in Educational Technology & Online Learning is designed for K-12, higher education and corporate educators involved in leadership in online education. The Ed.D. with a concentration in Educational Technology & Online Learning builds upon the principles of curriculum, instruction, assessment and evaluation provided in the core courses by applying these principles to an online education setting with emphasis on program development and management of online learning. This online doctoral program with a online education concentration considers research and effective practices along a continuum of online education delivery models and learning technologies to prepare a student for leadership and career opportunities in online education. The research done by students is usually applied research, that is, 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: Minimum of 66 credit hours (an additional 35 or more hours beyond the Ed.S. or its equivalent)
Format: Offered in a cohort model. Students may begin the program in the 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 Education degree with a concentration in Educational Technology & Online Learning. The Ed.S. is awarded after completion of 31 credit hours. The Doctor of Education degree is awarded after completion of 66+ credit hours.
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Features: Online coursework, concentration and dissertation advisor, on-campus residencies.

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Career Opportunities

Educational Technology Administration
Online Instruction at the University Level
Educational Technology Consultation