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Learning, Design and Technology–Doctor of Education (EdD)

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

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 the Ph.D. in Learning, Design and Technology, 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.

Quick Facts

Degree Type: Doctor of Education

Major: Education

Concentration: Learning, Design and Technology

Resident Tuition: $324/credit hour

Non-resident Tuition: $516/credit hour

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Learning, Design and Technology EdD 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.

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.

Resources. Take advantage of the potential to work in UW’s Shell 3-D Visualization Center, where College of Education faculty have been designing immersive educational experiences. The Student Innovation Center at UW provides additional access to 3D printers and scanners, virtual reality, LEGO, littleBits and other equipment that fosters project-based STEAM learning at all levels.

Dissertation. 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"

Travel grants. Apply for travel support to cover some travel costs associated with attending or presenting at professional conferences.

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

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

Assistantships. 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.

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.

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

Scholarships. 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

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

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

Amazing stories from Learning, Design and Technology Majors

“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

Examples of Learning, Design and Technology EdD Degree Program Courses

These are just some of courses you might take as a UW learning, design and technology Ed.D. student:

  • Advanced Organizational Leadership
  • Simulations and Gaming
  • Instructional Technology and Staff Development
  • Interactive Learning Systems
  • Issues, Practice and Research in Instructional Technology
  • Global and Cultural Perspectives in Instructional Technology
  • Instructional Design Applications

View the full Doctor of Education in Learning, Design and Technology degree program curriculum.

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