Instructional Technology (Ed.D.)

Towson University’s Doctoral of Education (Ed.D.) in Instructional Technology provides you with the skills you need to bring innovative technologies into the curriculum and workplace. You’ll learn dynamic ways to increase learning and productivity.

 

Interested in applying for Spring 2018 enrollment!  Applications are due November 1st.  Apply now!  

About the Program

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Instructional Technology at Towson University began offering courses in the Fall of 2001. This program is one of the four doctoral programs at Towson University. The Instructional Technology Doctoral Program is housed within the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) accredited College of Education in the Department of Educational Technology and Literacy (EDTL). Our program is intended for students who seek advanced degrees in order to strengthen their skills and knowledge base in technology and digital learning. Graduates serve as leaders in higher education, business and K-12 public schools, as well as in online learning and professional development.  The program focuses on the development of pedagogical expertise and understanding about how to integrate digital learning tools to meet the present and future needs of instruction across the educational spectrum.

This doctoral degree offers:

  • knowledge and skills in the theory, foundation and philosophy to employ instructional technology in a wide range of educational practice
  • advanced skills and abilities for teachers and developers who are innovative change agents for integrating technology into education and human resource development organizations
  • advanced skills in leadership, research, assessment and evaluation strategies in the applications of technology in education and training environments
  • experience in employing technology effectively in a variety of instructional environments to promote reform and enhance learning
  • knowledge, skills and abilities for teaching and leading via online and digital environments to create and ensure high-quality and effective learning communities
  • leadership skills to help educational organizations make effective decisions about the appropriate uses of technology in learning and teaching
  • accessible faculty recognized for their research that combines education and instructional technology in dynamic and essential ways

 

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Program Advantages

  • Accommodates working professionals and full-time students with a variety of later afternoon, evening and online classes
  • On-campus and online course offerings via Blackboard and other digital platforms
  • State-of-the-art Educational Technology Center, Multimedia Lab and technology-rich classrooms
  • Intimate student-faculty ratio
  • Strong record of faculty and student research and publication
    In past seven years, faculty have published 91 articles, two books, 21 book chapters, presented at 134 national conferences. Students have played an integral part or have served as leaders in 18 published articles and 7 book chapters; presented 50 papers at national conferences.
  • Student success with regard to meeting program goals and rigor
    Students have been successful over the past seven years in completing coursework and passing comprehensive exam processes. Students have also been successful in conducting, writing and defending effective dissertation research that has been well received in the field; 90% of dissertations have been successfully published in refereed journals.
  • Student success with regard to acquiring leadership positions in the field.
    Some of our alumni hold noteworthy positions, such as: Dean of Mathematics, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Professional Development, Director of Multimedia, Director of Instructional Technology, Director of Online Training, Instructional Designer, School Principal and Classroom Teacher.
  • Community of learners, student attrition and graduation rate
    We go out of our way to maintain constant communication with our students and our alumni. This community and feeling of family within the program is essential for student success and attrition. This is exemplified by the high graduation rate and students’ persistence and pursuit of reaching their professional goal over an extended period of time.
  • Focus on the pillars of the field
    The program has been successful in remaining connected to research in the field and the pillars upon which the field is based. In the 2016 Educational Technology Plan the United States Department of Education reiterated the most important aspects of the field of educational technology; Students, Learning, Leadership and Assessment.  These remain as the basis of the design, organization and core curriculum guiding our program.

Contact Information

Bill Sadera
Program Director
Bill Sadera
Location

Hawkins Hall
Room 222

Hours
For an appointment, please contact bsadera@towson.edu