Apr 21, 2018
Return to: Doctor of Education (EdD)–School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy
The EdD with a specialization in Educational Technology is designed for K–12 educational leaders who want to bring about change at the district, regional, state, and federal levels. By integrating the latest technologies and instructional design principles, educators in this program can prepare to develop and lead technology-supported solutions to learning challenges in the K–12 classroom.
With program outcomes informed by Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) standards, an embedded post-master’s certificate that can be earned upon completion of seven quarters is included in this EdD program.
At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:
- Effect positive social change through the use of integrative, innovative technology in the workplace.
- Create innovative technological solutions to learning challenges.
- Demonstrate the skills needed to develop a learning community of people, technologies, resources, and professional associations .
- Develop innovative intervention plans from a leadership perspective based on the analysis of educational technology needs.
- Evaluate issues in educational technology using sound principles of digital and information literacy.
- Conduct research in educational technology that is grounded in theory and addresses a local or workplace problem.
- Practice ethically in the profession.
- Effectively communicate ideas to multiple audiences using effective oral, written, and digital formats.
- Support diversity/multiculturalism through the use of educational technology in designing instruction.
- 76 total quarter credits
- Foundation course (5 cr.)
- Research courses (15 cr.)
- Specialization courses (30 cr.)
- Doctoral support courses (6 cr.)
- Completing the Doctoral Capstone (a minimum of 20 cr.)
- One face-to-face academic residency
Curriculum (76 total cr.)
Foundation Course (5 cr.)
Research Courses (15 cr.)
Doctoral Support Courses (6 cr.)
Specialization Courses (30 cr.)
- Complete the EdD required residency face-to-face by the end of Term 3.
- Optional: Complete an EdD Advanced residency face-to-face or virtual in Term 7 or later, including if you are enrolled in EDDD 8900 or EDDD 8990.
- Optional: Complete an EdD Doctoral Study Intensive retreat face-to-face during EDDD 8990. Contact Academic Advising to register.
Completing the Doctoral Capstone (5 cr. per term for a minimum of four terms = 20 cr.)
Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification
This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure.
The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program requirements; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state and school district requirements.