The doctoral program in leadership with a specialization in educational technology develops technology experts into technicians responsible for instructional design, human resource development, professional development, project management and continuing education of employees. Graduates will be able to design, implement, evaluate and manage educational technology for K-12 education, higher education, corporate training, medicine and continuing education in professional settings.
The goals of doctoral study are to develop research and critical thinking skills in the field of educational technology on both a theoretical and practical level; develop competency in technology development, implementation and evaluation; improve the connection between technology and the teaching and learning process; build a strong professional background in areas related to educational technology; and support and lead reform and change efforts related to technology practices and human resource management. The coursework will assist in facilitating the exploration, discussion and understanding of challenges and possibilities of educational technology in a variety of educational settings.
Based on the conceptual learning guidelines proposed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the doctoral programs in leadership with a specialization in educational technology are designed to enable doctoral candidates to engage students and improve learning, enrich professional practice and provide positive models for students and colleagues to:
In addition to the ISTE standards, the program is aligned with the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (2008), and Educational Leadership Constituent Council (2011) standards in fulfillment of a doctorate in educational technology leadership.