2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Jun 16, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Technology (EdD)


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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.

Learning Outcomes


At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

  1. Effect positive social change through the use of integrative, innovative technology in the workplace.
  2. Create innovative technological solutions to learning challenges.
  3. Demonstrate the skills needed to develop a learning community of people, technologies, resources, and professional associations .
  4. Develop innovative intervention plans from a leadership perspective based on the analysis of educational technology needs.
  5. Evaluate issues in educational technology using sound principles of digital and information literacy.
  6. Demonstrate the skills necessary to conduct research in educational technology that is grounded in theory and addresses a local educational problem.
  7. Practice ethically in the profession.
  8. Effectively communicate ideas to multiple audiences using effective oral, written, and digital formats.
  9. Support diversity/multiculturalism through the use of educational technology in designing instruction.
  10. Design a scholarly response to address an educational technology problem and contribute to the profession.

Degree Requirements


  • Professional Development Plan and Program of Study
  • Foundation course (5 cr.)
  • Research courses (15 cr.)
  • Specialization courses (30 cr.)
  • Completion of the Doctoral Capstone
    • Doctoral support courses (6 cr.)
    • Doctoral Capstone course (5 cr. per term; taken continuously until completion)
  • One face-to-face academic residency
  • ePortfolio

Curriculum


Residency Requirements


  • 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.

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone (5 cr. per term; taken continuously until completion)


Doctoral Capstone Course (taken for a minimum of 20 cr. until completion)


  • EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral Capstone
  • Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously enrolled until completion of their Doctoral Capstone with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

    To complete a doctoral capstone, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Course Sequence


Quarter Course Credits
1   OR   (6-week version) 5 cr.
  Complete the EdD residency face-to-face by the end of Term 3.  
2    5 cr.
   5 cr.
3    5 cr.
   2 cr.
4    5 cr.
   5 cr.
5    5 cr.
   5 cr.
6    2 cr.
   5 cr.
  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.  
7+  * 5 cr. per term for a minimum of four terms until completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously enrolled until completion of their Doctoral Capstone with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral capstone, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification


This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

Prospective Alabama students: State Authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P–12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.