The doctoral program in leadership with a specialization in education technology program develops technology experts into technicians responsible for instructional design, human resource development, professional development, project management and continuing education of employees. Graduates will be able to design, implement, evaluate and manage educational technology for K-12 education, higher education, corporate training, medicine and continuing education in professional settings.

The goals of doctoral study are to develop research and critical thinking skills in the field of educational technology on both a theoretical and practical level; develop competency in technology development, implementation and evaluation; improve the connection between technology and the teaching and learning process; build a strong professional background in areas related to educational technology; and support and lead reform and change efforts related to technology practices and human resource management. The coursework will assist in facilitating the exploration, discussion, and understanding of challenges and possibilities of educational technology in a variety of educational settings.


Learning Objectives

Based on the conceptual learning guidelines proposed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the doctoral programs in leadership with a specialization in educational technology are designed to enable doctoral candidates to engage students and improve learning, enrich professional practice and provide positive models for students and colleagues to:

  • Visionary leadership
  • Digital age learning culture
  • Excellence in professional practice


Curriculum

*INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: In addition to the base program curriculum listed below, international students attending face-to-face classes on the CUC campus are required to take the Seminar in Higher Education, a 3-credit course.

Doctoral Specialization: Education Technology

  • Technology Leadership in Organizations
  • Technology Department Management
  • Data Management
  • Strategic Planning & Evaluation of Technology Programs
  • Theories in Educational Technology for Teaching & Learning
  • Design of Learning Environments
  • Contemporary Issues in Technology & Instructional Design

K-12 Education Strand: Education Technology Emphasis

  • Issues in Technology Design and Management
  • Technology Policy Analysis and Development

Select one:

  • School/District Improvement Using Data Analysis
  • Curriculum Theory and Design

Corporate/Higher Education Strand: Education Technology Emphasis

  • Project Management for Instructional Design
  • Human-Computer Interactions for Learning Systems
  • Design of Learning Environments

Foundations/Philosophy/Ethics

  • Philosophy of Scientific Knowledge (Ph.D. only)
  • Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Leadership (EdD only)
  • Organizational Change
  • Policy Analysis
  • Ethics for Educational Leaders

Research and Statistics for the EdD, Practitioner Track

  • Research Design
  • Quantitative Research
  • Qualitative Research

Research and Statistics for the Ph.D., Researcher Track

  • Research Design
  • Quantitative Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Survey Research
  • Advanced Topics in Statistics
  • Advanced Topics in Qualitative Analysis

Comprehensive Exam and Dissertation

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation Supervision


Alignment

In addition to the ISTE standards, the program is aligned with the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (2008), and Educational Leadership Constituent Council (2011) standards in fulfillment of a doctorate in educational technology leadership.

*Please note, Concordia University Chicago does not offer full or partial scholarships or tuition to any interested student or applicant.

Program taught in:
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