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Important Notice

This program has been transferred to the Ph.D. in information Systems, concentration in Learning Technology. Interested applicants should apply to that program.

Program Information

This program offers a course of study leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computing Technology in Education. The program addresses

  1. the use of information technology to improve cognition.
  2. the development, management, and evaluation of computing systems that support the educational process.
  3. the role of computing and other advanced technology in education and training.

The program is especially well suited to educational administrators, college faculty members, directors of academic computing, teachers of all grades, district and building technology administrators, industry and armed forces trainers, and instructional system designers and developers. It provides information technology professionals with the knowledge and ability to develop creative solutions to substantive real-world problems. Each student must complete eight core courses, two research courses, and a dissertation. After students complete the course requirements they may apply for the educational specialist (Ed.S.) degree.

Graduates with the Ph.D. in Computing Technology in Education will:

  1. possess advanced knowledge and deeper understanding of the field of computing technology in education.
  2. communicate professionally and ethically about computing technology in education research issues.
  3. identify, analyze, and synthesize scholarly literature related to the field of computing technology in education.
  4. generate new knowledge through research/scholarship and disseminate that knowledge to others using the necessary technical and intellectual skills to produce a written document that makes an original contribution to the field of computing technology in education.
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