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

Complete Coursework: 36 months Credit Hours: 60 units Tuition: $33,703 SC Certified Teachers $37,123 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. The Ed.D. does not result in teacher certification or school administration certification.

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 (4 courses) 12 hours
Educational Technology concentration courses (5 courses) 15 hours
Research courses (4 courses) 12 hours
Cognate courses (3 courses) 9 hours
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.
The formulation and use of interpretive frameworks to study and understand the relationships among human diversity, school structures, and the curriculum.
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 comprehensive study of the educational technology field, and an analysis of a significant question or issue related to teaching and administration in K12 schools, higher education, and/or other social institutions through literature investigation.
Evaluation and review of relevant research literature in educational technology to synthesize theories, trends, and issues related to the field.
Emphasis is placed on synthesizing research into an original, coherent and structured review of related literature.

Cognate Courses

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

Recommended Educational Technology Cognate (3 Courses)

Study of multimedia elements (e.g., graphics, animation, audio, and video) including the creation and editing of materials. Instructional applications, copyright issues, and technology limitations will be explored.
Application of instructional design criteria to computer and noncomputer interactions. Analyses include requisite cognitive processes, affective outcomes, and ethical standards. Design and formative testing of interactive exercises.
Critical analysis of research in multimedia programs and implications for instruction. Application of instructional design criteria to develop, author, and evaluate multimedia projects.
The organization and administration of media programs in school buildings and districts, regional and state centers, and colleges and universities. Procedures, problems, and trends for an integrated instructional support system will be emphasized.

Research Courses

Concepts and application of designing 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 the design of applied educational technology research with theoretical alignment of contemporary paradigms of research, purposes, research questions, ethics, and positionality.
Advanced applied quantitative and qualitative methods for educational technology research using data collection, analysis, interpretation, and systematic study of a significant research problem related to teaching and learning in technology-enhanced learning environments.

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