The Doctoral (Ed.D.) Specialization in Educational Technology with an emphasis on E-Learning consists of 15 semester credit hours and 9 hours of prescribed electives. All of these courses are offered 100% online.

EDTC 8371 – THEORIES AND PRACTICES IN EFFECTIVE ONLINE PEDAGOGY. This online course examines contemporary research relevant to the theoretical foundations of teaching and learning online.  Through examination of current literature relevant to effective online instruction, students will analyze the pedagogical implications for teaching and developing effective online courses and learning communities incorporating current and future technology tools. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 8372 – ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN. This online course is designed to extend students’ knowledge and application of the instructional design process in K-16 e-learning environments. Emphasis is placed on the selection of appropriate pedagogies, processes, and tools for designing, developing, and evaluating online instructional materials. Students will solve a real-world instructional or performance problem. Lec. 3, Cr. 3. Prerequisite: EDTC 6321 – Instructional Design or Equivalent.

EDTC 8373 – EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT IN INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY. The online course is intended for students to become familiarized and competent with mainstream and alternative models of evaluation. Students will also target a real life instructional system within an organization, select a most appropriate evaluation model with justification, and appraise the target system professionally to meet the organization’s goal. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 8374 – COURSE MANAGEMENT AND INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS IN K-16. This online course provides a framework by which distance educators can analyze three core issues involved in successfully implementing courseware/learning management systems in K-16 environments. Students will research the managerial and administrative, technical, and pedagogic issues involved in offering instruction at a distance using a CMS/LMS or similar system. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 8375 – TRENDS IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY K-16. This online course investigates approaches, techniques, tools, and philosophies as they apply to current and future trends in educational technology and online learning in the K-16 educational environments. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY ELECTIVES (9 Hours): Select any 3 electives from the list below. In addition to earning your Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, students have the opportunity to earn a graduate certificate in E-Learning or Technology Leadership.


EDTC 6321 – INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN. This course uses an instructional systems design model to guide the student in systematically developing effective Instruction. Theoretical and practical issues in instructional systems design are examined. Other instructional design models are introduced. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 6323 – MULTIMEDIA/HYPERMEDIA. This course concentrates on the development and utilization of hypermedia and multimedia in education. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to develop an interactive instruction by utilizing audiovisual technologies and computer-based/Web-based technologies in a meaningful, educational context. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 6358 – THEORY AND PRACTICE IF E-LEARNING. This is the capstone course for the e-Learning Graduate Certificate Program. Students are expected to apply previously learned skills and knowledge to plan and manage an e-learning project in a real-life context. Prerequisite: Must be within 6 hours of completion of program. Approval of Program Coordinator. Lec 3, Cr 3.


EDTC 6340 – INTEGRATION OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING. This course emphasizes the use of current technologies for teachers/trainers including effective integration of: multimedia, web-based and Web 2.0 applications, and social media as reflected in scientifically-based research of instructional technology in online learning environments. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 6341 – STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING USING TECHNOLOGY. This course provides the teacher/trainer with the skills and conceptual knowledge for instructional design and development of student-centered learning activities in learning environments. The course also addresses critical issues in the instructional design and development process, including effective modifications of instruction that uses advanced technologies for special needs students, and mentoring other faculty members. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 6342 – TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP. Techniques, strategies, resources, and tools for designing, developing, implementing and evaluating critical aspects of leadership in instructional technology issues will be addressed. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.