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Doctor of Education - Educational Technology

Walden University's online Doctor of Education with a specialization in Educational Technology program is designed to help leaders in education develop advanced skills related to implementing effective learning technology in the classroom. Learn more about Walden University's EdD program.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Education with a specialization in Educational Technology

School Offering Program:

Walden University

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Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of the online Doctor of Education with a specialization Educational Technology program at Walden University should hold a master's degree from an accredited university with a minimum 3.0 GPA as well as possess skills in leadership, research, and critical thinking. Some leadership experience in K-12 education or a strong knowledge of educational technology may also be preferred. All applicants to Walden University must have a high school diploma; some programs may have additional admission requirements.

Program Description:

The online Doctor of Education with a specialization in Educational Technology program at Walden University is designed to teach students to use research and critical thinking to analyze current trends in technology and design effective strategies to support learning. Students have the chance to strengthen their leadership skills and could learn to assess the needs of a diverse community to implement organizational change. Learners have the opportunity to apply skills learned in the program's face-to-face residency course. Students enrolled in the EdD in Educational Technology online program at Walden University may study subjects like trends in educational technology, the creation of digital media, eLearning, and research theory and design.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

79 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Walden University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Doctor of Education with a Specialization in Educational Technology:

Students enrolled in the online Doctor of Education with a specialization in Educational Technology program at Walden University are asked to complete foundation, research, and specialization courses all leading up to their doctoral capstone. Students must also complete residency requirements, and a doctoral writing assessment is taken upon admission to the doctoral program. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Walden University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Doctoral Writing Assessment (0 credits)

  • Students will be automatically enrolled upon admission to the following course:
    • Doctoral Writing Assessment

Foundation Courses (5 credits)

  • Students must take one of the following courses:
    • Leading the Future of Education
    • Leading the Future of Education (6-week version)

Research Courses (15 credits)

  • Research Theory, Design, and Methods
  • Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis
  • Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

Specialization Courses (30 credits)

  • Trends and Issues in Educational Technology
  • Creating Digital Media
  • Innovations and the Diffusion of Learning Technologies
  • eLearning
  • Leading Change
  • Designing Instruction for eLearning

Residency Requirement

  • Students must complete one face-to-face residency by the end of Term 3:
    • EdD Residency

Doctoral Support Courses (9 credits)

  • Tools for Doctoral Research Success
  • Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research
  • Completing the Prospectus

Doctoral Capstone (20 credits)

  • Students must enroll a minimum of 4 times continuously in the following course:
    • Completing the Doctoral Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates with a Doctor of Education with a specialization in Educational Technology from Walden University could be able to exhibit advanced leadership skills and research the latest effective educational technology to meet the needs of diverse students. Graduates could work in several settings, including government, non-profit, and corporate. Graduates may be interested in the following career paths:

  • PreK-12 teacher
  • Higher education teacher
  • Education administrator
  • Training manager
  • Director of instruction

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