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Doctor of Education in Educational Technology

100% Online Program

The doctoral program in educational technology, leading to an EdD degree, has as its goal the development of innovative leaders in the field. Students in this program explore the use of current and emerging technologies for effective and efficient teaching in a dynamic, global society. Areas of particular focus include online teaching and learning, technology integration, academic technology leadership, innovative teaching in K-12 and higher education, educational software development for the web and mobile platforms, and educational Games and simulations.

The EdD in Educational Technology program at Boise State University can be completed entirely online; there are no on-campus or in-person requirements. All courses and exams/defenses can be completed at a distance, though in some cases synchronous (same time) attendance is required.

About this Program

  • Format: The EdD in Educational Technology program is 100% online.
  • Department Name: Department of Educational Technology
  • Official Degree Name: Doctor of Education in Educational Technology
  • Degree Type: Doctor of Education

What can I do with this degree?

Graduates from our EdD program have opportunities in different areas. For example, some of our graduates work in higher education either as faculty or instructional designers helping faculty and students with the course design and technical support. Other graduates work as instructional designers in different environments such as schools, school districts, or other educational environments.

Our students do research in diverse areas in educational technology, such as professional development, online learning, learning analytics, data mining, games and simulations, and mobile technologies. 

US News and World Report

High Value, High Quality

Earn a graduate degree from one of the Northwest’s top 3 colleges of education at half the cost.

Boise State stands out for its high-quality and high-value programs. The EdD in Educational Technology cost per credit is $599. Full-time tuition (18 credits/year) at $10,782 for both in-state and out-of-state students is an incredible value at one of the Northwest’s top colleges of education.

Source: 2023 US News and World Report

Doctor of Education Testimonial - Darrin Gray, Ed.D.

In this video, learn from Darrian Gray, Ed.D. about how the program has benefitted him professionally. Closed captions are available as well as a video transcript.

Video Transcript

My name is Darrin Gray and I’m in the Ed.D in EdTech program and how this part has benefited me professionally is when I talk to students and I talk to undergraduate as well as elementary, middle, and high schools, I talk to them about how they learn. And one of the things that people have started to do is use their cell phones, use computers, use tablets, but that seems to be separate and apart from learning. People use it for social engagement and entertainment. When you start talking to people about how that you can use their phone or how they can use their computer to gain knowledge, to gain information then that helps them to see their possibilities. So the program helped me to serve underrepresented communities by connecting them through the use of the technology they already have with education, with tools, and with skills that they need to increase their ability to learn and increase their employment opportunities.

Degree Requirements and Advising Resources

Estimated Costs

For the 2020-21 academic year, the cost per credit is $599 for courses numbered in at the 600 level, and $478 per credit for courses numbered at the 500-level. Doctoral students take a total of 45 credits at the 600-level and potentially 21 credit hours at the 500 level, although the mix of 500-level courses depends on other factors determined during program planning. The estimated cost for someone to complete all 66 credit hours with Boise State University is around $37,000.00.

The College of Education also offers a range of scholarship opportunities. 

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