Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Educational
This document contains the program description for the educational
technology specialization in the University of Delaware's
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction. Applications for the next round of admissions to the program are due by
February 28. In order to receive an application packet, contact
Ms. Louise Stevens, Willard Hall Education Building Room 113, telephone (302)
831-1165, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: All persons applying to the program after February 28, 2006 must follow the guidelines for the new Curriculum, Technology, and Higher Education program, which has superceded the former C&I doctoral program.
The doctoral program in Educational Technology is an interdisciplinary program
stressing the relationship between curriculum design, instructional theory,
and information technology. The program is based on the assumption that new
media and the Internet can have a positive effect on teaching and learning.
The program provides an opportunity for the doctoral candidate to consider
the impact of technology on the future of schooling and to provide systemic
leadership in using technology effectively.
I. Prerequisites (in addition to admission requirements)
- Working knowledge of educational technology and proficiency using the
Internet. Formal coursework in educational technology, inservice workshops,
and on-the-job experience can be used to meet this prerequisite.
- Experience working with educational technology in school teaching
or some other branch of educational practice.
- Each candidate must take the courses EDUC 632 (Using the Internet
for Curriculum Applications) and EDUC 685 (Multimedia Literacy), or their
equivalent, prior to entering the program.
II. Program Requirements
A. Core Courses (24 credits). Candidates will complete the core courses
required in the Ed.D. in Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction. As described
in the policy guidelines
, there are electives and options in the core requirements. Candidates should
confer with their doctoral advisor to select courses that complement the
educational technology specialization.
B. Specialization (18 credits). All candidates must complete at
least four of the courses listed below, for a total of 12 credits. The remainder
of the specialization will be determined in conference between the candidate
and the doctoral adviser. For example, the remaining six credits may be used
to take other scheduled courses (approved by the student's adviser), to engage
in research in collaboration with a faculty member, and to take independent
reading courses focused on the student's research topic. Note: EDUC 885 is
a rotating topics course that may be taken multiple times in different topic
EDUC 885: Ed Tech Topics in Education
- Curriculum and Educational Technology (Tony Whitson)
- Social Impact of Information Technology (John Courtright)
- Advanced Multimedia Design and Development (Fred Hofstetter)
- Web-based Learning Environments: Advanced Design and Development
- Cognition and Instructional Technology (Chrystalla Mouza)
- Assistive Technology (Al Cavalier)
- Advanced Applications of Computers in Teaching Writing (Charles MacArthur)
- Distance Education Technology: Advanced Theory and Techniques (Al
- Data Driven Web Design (Fred Hofstetter)
C. Executive Position Paper (12 credits). Candidates will fulfill
the Executive Position
(EPP) requirement as described in the
policy guidelines. When you get to this stage in the program, you should study the document
Beyond the Coursework, which lists the steps you go through to complete the doctorate.
D. Archbald, A. Cavalier, R. Ferretti, F. Hofstetter, C. MacArthur, C. Mouza, E. Matusov, J. Whitson.
IV. Supporting Faculty
B. Anderson, N. Brickhouse, M. Halio, J. Courtright, G. Mulford,
P. Sine, P. Toccafondi.
V. Course Scheduling
course scheduling advisory
will help you decide what courses to enroll in.
VI. Grad School Policies and Procedures
All ed tech graduate students must comply with the policies and procedures
of the Graduate School. These policies and procedures are documented
in the online graduate catalog, which is keyword searchable. Whenever
you have a question about a specific policy, such as incompletes or sustaining
status, simply go to the online catalog
and click the Search button, and use the search engine to find what you're
GRE Scores Not Required. Please note that the Graduate Records
Examination (GRE) is not required for entrance into this Ed.D. program.
Your contact for this program is Dr.
Fred T. Hofstetter, Professor of Instructional Technology at the
University of Delaware. Send questions or comments to email@example.com.
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