Learning, Design and Technology

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Concentration


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Get A Learning, Design and Technology Concentration

Become an educational leader who can deploy the latest theories and technologies in the service of learning—and analyze their effectiveness.

The online Ed.D. in Learning, Design and Technology at the University of Wyoming is an experiential, career-enhancing program that will prepare you for strategic leadership in settings ranging from classrooms to corporations. Through the in-depth study of Innovative learning and digital context and the hands-on application of these principles to real-world problems, you will acquire the high-level knowledge and skills necessary to create visionary learning programs for your organization.

About Learning, Design and Technology

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As an online Ed.D. student in learning, design and technology, you will learn to use advanced research methods to study and identify educational opportunities in various settings while also developing and evaluating new ways to address those opportunities.

Unlike a Ph.D. program, the Ed.D. program emphasizes applied research, culminating in the completion of a problem-based dissertation or project. Rather than leading to an academic career, the Ed.D. is designed for educators who want to contribute to the educational technology field at the highest levels of practice.

Application Deadline

  • March 1 - Fall terms
  • October 1 - Spring terms

Admission Requirements

Domestic Students

  • GPA: 3.0 in master's
  • GRE: 151 verbal, 153 quantitative, 3.5 writing*

International Students

  • TOEFL: 550 minimum written or 80 minimum online, OR IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
  • GRE: 151 verbal, 153 quantitative, 3.5 writing*

How to Apply
Please visit our program admission webpage for more details.

*If you have received a Master's in Science degree in Learning, Design, and Technology from the University of Wyoming, the GRE is not required.

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Online Learning At UW

The University of Wyoming offers an extensive selection of fully online and hybrid programs in addition to the online Education, Ed.D. These programs are on par with our on-campus programs in every significant aspect, with equivalent learning expectations and the same accreditation. Additionally, we understand that online learners have distinct requirements, and we are committed to delivering a range of academic and student resources specifically designed to support your success during your time at UW and beyond graduation.


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What Can You Do with a Learning, Design and Technology Ed.D. Concentration?

The UW Ed.D. degree in learning, design and technology prepares you for executive-level positions in K-12 settings, government, business and higher educational environments.

Learning, Design and Technology Careers

UW learning, design and technology Ed.D. graduates can be employed in the following roles:

  • Instructional coach
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Curriculum coordinator
  • Instructional systems specialist
  • Education specialist
  • Curriculum director
  • Curriculum and instruction director
  • School standards coach
  • Curriculum and assessment director
  • Program administrator
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Complete a problem-based dissertation on a topic that aligns with your interests and career goals. Past titles include:

  • “Teacher and student perceptions of a high school Spanish level one online course supplement”
  • “The impact of formative computer-based testing on learners' anxiety and performance on a national certification examination”
  • "Asynchronous Video as a Means to Facilitate Instructor Social Presence: A Case Study"


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Learning, Design and Technology Ed.D. Concentration Degree Program Highlights

The UW Doctor of Education program in learning, design and technology offers the convenience of online learning, so you can earn a terminal degree and prepare for executive-level leadership positions in a way that fits with your life.

Here are some reasons to consider UW’s Ed.D. program in learning, design and technology:

Online Delivery

The learning, design and technology program at UW takes place 100 percent online.


The UW College of Education is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Electronic Portfolio

Develop an ePortfolio with the help of your advisor or dissertation chair during each year of your program. The ePortfolio will include annual goals and document your progress as well as provide a record of your intellectual and professional development.



Small Classes

Learn in small online classes where you will receive individual attention from faculty. Average class sizes for classes in the learning, design and technology program are 12 students.




Incorporate a graduate minor in qualitative or quantitative methodologies into your doctoral program.


Study and conduct research alongside faculty who are experts in educational technology and preparing educators for contemporary learning practices.


Apply for a graduate assistantship, which offers full-time, on-campus students with faculty research opportunities, college-level teaching experiences and stipends.

Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED)

Choose a program dedicated to quality. UW’s College of Education is among the 100 or so institutions that belong to the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate. This means we apply the CPED quality framework to help prepare you to become a skilled practitioner who can meet contemporary educational challenges.



Help fund your Ph.D. through a College of Education graduate scholarship. Scholarships are available specifically for students in the learning, design and technology program, such as:

Clarence Jayne Scholarship
Kercher Family Scholarship





The knowledge and expertise I gained while a student in this Ed.D. program enabled me to oversee and guide development of blended learning programs for six different world languages in a thoughtful, intentional and research-based manner that resulted in courses that met our teachers' and students' instructional needs.

- Jon Valentine, Ed.D. ’17