The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), primarily an online program with some face-to-face requirements, is designed to facilitate the learning styles of adults by providing a collaborative community for higher-level thinking and problem solving. Undergirding the program are four key components: critical thinking, scholarly research that informs practice, writing, and learning from a Christian worldview. All students must complete a culminating experience: the submission and successful defense of a doctoral dissertation. Students possessing an Ed.S. or equivalent may be admitted to the Ed.D. program with advanced standing after a review of their post-master’s transcript(s).
The online Doctor of Education with a concentration in Educational Technology & Online Learning is designed for K-12, higher education and corporate educators involved in leadership in online education with an emphasis on program development and management of online learning. The Ed.D. with a concentration in Educational Technology & Online Learning builds upon the principles of curriculum, instruction, and assessment, applying these in the online educational setting. Students focus on searching for solutions to online education problems or seeking ways to deliver new research-based educational concepts or services to individuals, organizations, families, or groups at a distance.
Length: 66 credit hour minimum (an additional 35 or more hours beyond the Ed.S. or its equivalent)
Format: Offered in a cohort model, students may begin the program in the fall, spring or summer semesters. Courses are delivered online with some required face-to-face components. School division cohorts are also offered in varying formats.
Results: Doctor of Education degree with a concentration in Educational Technology & Online Learning. The Ed.S. is awarded after completion of 31 credit hours. The Doctor of Education degree is awarded after completion of 66+ credit hours.
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