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Doctor of Education in Instructional Design and Technology

The Online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Instructional Design and Technology is not accepting new students at this time.

The Online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Instructional Design and Technology provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to meet pragmatic needs in any educational setting. It is particularly well suited for those interested in teaching and conducting research in a university environment. Knowledge and skill-building are designed into the courses and address three areas of competency: interconnectivity, instructional design, and software-multimedia design. Students are encouraged to address research toward the pragmatic needs of students, programs, and institutions.

Research in instructional technology is addressed throughout the program courses and supplements the College’s research core requirements. The program also features seminar courses that provide opportunities to conduct research and develop instructional interventions, including technological integration of tools.

Program Features

  • This program is offered entirely online.
  • The 72-hour doctoral IDT program (not counting dissertation) requires 42 hours past the masters degree.
  • Advising on a dissertation begins on the first day of the program. Students are encouraged to identify topics of interest and to develop an appropriate topic for inquiry as classes are taken.
  • Research in instructional technology is addressed throughout the courses and supplements the College’s research core requirements.
  • The program features seminar courses that provide opportunities to conduct research and develop instructional interventions, including technological integration of tools.
  • Teaching opportunities will be found working with faculty members, the CEHS Teaching and Learning Technologies Center, and internships in corporate settings in the Morgantown/Fairmont area.
Given the online nature of the majority of the courses, the enrollment in this program is not sufficient to satisfy visa requirements for international students in the United States.