Changes in educational technology are dramatically affecting the way students learn at school, work, and home. The EdD with a specialization in Educational Technology is designed for K–12 educational leaders who want to initiate and implement change at the district, regional, state, and federal levels. By integrating the latest technologies and instructional design principles, you can prepare to develop and lead technology-supported solutions to learning challenges in the K–12 classroom.
With program outcomes informed by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) standards, this EdD specialization prepares you to conduct research on local problems in a rapidly changing field. It is designed to advance your career quickly and affordably, with an embedded post-master’s certificate that can be earned upon completion of seven quarters.
Minimum Completion Requirements
- 79 quarter credits*
- 1 face-to-face residency
- Doctoral Writing Assessment (0 cr.)
Walden students have 8 years to complete their doctoral program unless they petition for an extension.
In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation/doctoral study course until they complete their capstone project and it is approved. This usually takes longer than the minimum required terms in the dissertation/doctoral study course shell.
To complete a doctoral dissertation/doctoral study, 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/doctoral study process in the Dissertation Guidebook.
This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.
As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to:
- Analyze current research and trends in higher education and adult learning.
- Apply effective technology strategies to support adult learning.
- Collaborate with a range of stakeholders to effect positive social change.
- Apply research strategies for evaluation and assessment.
- Implement appropriate organizational system changes in response to diverse local and/or global community needs.
- Employ leadership strategies that drive and sustain a learning organization.
- Design research to address educational problems and contribute to the profession.
Compare Walden’s Doctoral Education Programs
Walden offers both an EdD and PhD in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology to meet your career goals. View the chart to help you determine which program is right for you.