Doctor of Education in Educational Technology

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.

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. 

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Estimated Costs

Starting in Fall 2019, the cost per credit is $599. Students need to complete 66 credits, so the cost for the program is $39, 534 (maximum).

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

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