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Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction — Educational Technology Concentration Online

Complete Coursework: 36 months Credit Hours: 60 units Tuition: $30,940 SC Certified Teachers $34,285 All Other Applicants

The Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction — Educational Technology Concentration is designed for professional educators in K-12 and higher education institutions.

This Ed.D. prepares leaders for the challenges of technology-based learning, instruction, and training with practical, project-based emphasis on design, development, implementation, evaluation and research.

This online degree program offers:

  • Initial on-campus orientation with each cohort in order to build community
  • Faculty with rich histories of teaching online & researching technology-based learning online and in classrooms
  • A project-based approach to courses
  • Sound principles and techniques of instructional systems design plus technological competence development

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum & Instruction courses (6 courses) 18 hours
Educational Technology concentration courses (3 courses) 9 hours
Research courses (4 courses) 12 hours
Cognate courses (3 courses) 9 hours
Qualifying Exam, Comprehensive Exam, Dissertation in Practice Proposal, Dissertation in Practice, Credits and Dissertation 12 hours
Total credit hours 60 hours

If you have completed the M.Ed. in Education Technology from our main campus or our Aiken campus please contact Dr. Michael Grant, GRANTMM3@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-6176, prior to completing the application.


Online Courses

Core Curriculum & Instruction Courses

An introduction to the vast array of differences among children, youth, and adults and the impact of these differences on the curriculum, their learning, and their social and emotional development.
Presentation of methods and procedures to design, develop, implement, and evaluate curricula.
The formulation and use of interpretive frameworks to study and understand the relationships among human diversity, school structures, and the curriculum.
Intensive study of a designated topic influencing curriculum theory and/or practice.
Behavioral and cognitive learning principles applicable to the design of technology-based instruction and performance training.
Principles and models of instructional design and the assessment of learning. Applications of the instructional design process and assessment criteria to develop instruction and assessment tools for technology-based environments.

Educational Technology Concentration Courses

Application of Universal Design, assistive devices, and other technologies to assure access to information and productivity tools by persons with disabilities, English-language learners, students at risk, and the elderly.
Telecommunications tools to support research and instruction across the curriculum. Study of distance education and issues related to instructional delivery, connectivity, and distribution methods.
A study of contemporary trends, problem areas, and issues in educational technology through literature investigations, seminar discussions, and case studies

Cognate Courses

Students must speak to their advisor to be scheduled for these courses.

Research Courses

Concepts and methods of conducting research in education.
Emphasis in the linkages between curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and the development of assessments for learning outcomes. Methods include observations, interviewing, performance assessments, portfolios, and classroom tests.
Introduction to action research through the investigation of a significant question or issue related to teaching in Pre-K through 12 schools.
Culminating experience that includes completion of an action research project and a thorough review of professional growth.

Dissertation Preparation

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