Educational Studies (EDD) - Innovative Learning Technologies

  • On Campus

This specialization prepares educators to use technology to support teaching and learning. This may occur in an array of settings, including classroom instruction, instructional design and development, and digital learning. Upon completion, participants will be cognizant of theory and research related to best practices, take part in creating effective use of technology in instruction, and assist others in using technology effectively for teaching and learning. To choose this specialization, you must take 18 credits from the approved specialization courses. For your remaining advanced graduate courses, please consult the TLTE graduate catalog.

See Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education for more information.

Admission Requirements

This is a selective and competitive program that participates in the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate re-thinking doctoral education. Completion of all steps in the application process is essential; no single criterion is more important than another. The application file is reviewed as a total package.

  • Vitae/Résumé:  Reviewers will be looking for professional experience, a minimum of two years as an educator.
  • Personal Statement: Appropriate fit between the applicant's goals/interests and the Ed. D. programmatic ability to address those goals/interests. In 3-5 pages, provide a description of the relations, challenges, and opportunities among teaching, learning, and curriculum, along with an explication of personal goals and interests in completing an Ed. D.
  • Writing Sample:  Provide evidence of writing abilities through a sample such as a thesis, a paper written for a course, a published article, or a curriculum document.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Academic Eligibility: Undergraduate GPA minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Graduate GPA minimum of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale.

A complete background check may be required upon admission to the program. Many institutions require a criminal history background check before an individual is allowed to work, volunteer, conduct research or collect data within their facility. CEHS students who are required in their program to go into daycare facilities, schools, hospitals, or other community agencies must complete a background check before CEHS can place them in these facilities.


Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education

Graduate Chair

Jenelle Reeves


Joelle Tangen

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