Online Doctoral Degrees in Instructional Technology

An online doctoral degree in industrial technology may equip students with the skills needed to successfully incorporate advanced technology into classroom settings. In this three to five-year program, students may learn how to develop curricula, increase the evolution of educational technology, and develop new educational technology methods. Program coursework may include dissertation research courses along with major-specific classes including multimedia technology, leading educational technology, and innovation in education.

Upon completion of the program, students may seek employment in their chosen field. Doctoral-level graduates may seek employment in secondary education, public and private schools, state education departments, and school districts.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree at minimum
  • Program Length: Three to five years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment
  • Projected Employment Growth: 20% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for doctoral-level instructional technology degree programs may include research-heavy dissertation classes alongside major coursework. These courses may teach students how to effectively integrate advanced technology into classroom settings, conduct research on innovative technological teaching methods, and develop multimedia programs for educational purposes. Core instructional technology courses may include the following:

  • The Learner Across the Lifespan
  • Innovation and Change in Education
  • Assessment and Accountability in Education
  • Evolution of Educational Technology
  • Leading and Managing Educational Technology
  • Multimedia Technology
  • Current Research in Educational Technology

Career Options

Doctoral-level graduates may seek employment in educational settings, including universities, public and private schools, and central school districts. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, instructional coordination employment is projected to increase by 20% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Information Technology Director
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • University Professor
  • Curriculum Specialist

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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