Education Technology Leadership Doctorate

What you Learn:

  • Prepares candidates for doctorate in leadership with a specialization in educational technology program
  • Develops technology experts into technicians responsible for instructional design, human resource development, professional development, project management and continuing education of employees.
  • Graduates will be able to design, implement, evaluate and manage educational technology for K-12 education, higher education, corporate training, medicine and continuing education in professional settings.
  • Develop the research and critical thinking skills in the field of educational technology on both a theoretical and practical level; develop competency in technology development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Improve the connection between technology and the teaching and learning process; build a strong professional background in areas related to educational technology.
  • Support and lead reform and change efforts related to technology practices and human resource management. Assist in facilitating the exploration, discussion, and understanding of challenges and possibilities of educational technology in a variety of educational settings.

Areas of Study:

Ed.D. Track

Course Title
EDL 7140 Organizational Change
EDT 7010 Theories in Educational Technology for Teaching and Learning
EDL 7210 Policy Analysis
RES 7605 Quantitative Analysis
EDT 7XXX Design of Learning Environments
EDL 7300 Ethics for Educational Leaders
RES 7700 Qualitative Research
EDT 7XXX Contemporary Issues in Technology and Instructional Design
EDT 7XXX Technology Leadership in Organizations
EDT 7XXX Data Management
EDT 7XXX Strategic Planning and Evaluation of Technology Programs
EDT 7XXX Technology Department Management
EDT 7XXX Human-Computer Interactions for Learning Systems*
EDT 7XXX Technology Policy Analysis and Development**
EDT 7XXX Designing for Online Learning Systems*
EDT 7XXX Issues in Technology Design and Management**
EDT 7XXX Project Management*
EDL 7620
OR
EDU 7100
School/District Improvement Using Data Analysis**
OR
Curriculum Theory and Design**
RES 7900 Research Design (4 credit hours)
FPR 7011 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Leadership
COMP 7000 Comprehensive Exam (fee based)
DISS 7010 Dissertation
DISS 7020 Dissertation
DISS 7030 Dissertation
DISS 8000* Dissertation Supervision (fee) (if needed)

Ph.D. Track

Course Title
EDL 7140 Organizational Change
EDT 7010 Theories in Educational Technology for Teaching and Learning
EDL 7210 Policy Analysis
RES 7605 Quantitative Analysis
EDT 7XXX Design of Learning Environments
EDL 7300 Ethics for Educational Leaders
RES 7700 Qualitative Research
EDT 7XXX Contemporary Issues in Technology and Instructional Design
EDT 7XXX Technology Leadership in Organizations
EDT 7XXX Data Management
EDT 7XXX Strategic Planning and Evaluation of Technology Programs
EDT 7XXX Technology Department Management
EDT 7XXX Human-Computer Interactions for Learning Systems*
EDT 7XXX Technology Policy Analysis and Development**
EDT 7XXX Designing for Online Learning Systems*
EDT 7XXX Issues in Technology Design and Management**
EDT 7XXX Project Management*
EDL 7620
OR
EDU 7100
School/District Improvement Using Data Analysis**
OR
Curriculum Theory and Design**
RES 7900 Research Design (4 credit hours)
RES 7800 Mixed Methods Research
FPR 7300 Philosophical of Scientific Knowledge
RES 7620 Advanced Topics in Statistics
COMP 7000 Comprehensive Exam (fee based)
DISS 7010 Dissertation
DISS 7020 Dissertation
DISS 7030 Dissertation
DISS 8000* Dissertation Supervision (fee) (if needed)

Please Note:

* Students must register for DISS 8000 repeatedly (as needed) to maintain continuous enrollment until program completion.

Those who intend to apply for financial aid should complete the financial aid process at the same time they apply for admission. Financial aid is available to admitted students (not pending/guest status) and is not retroactive.

This is only an introduction of the program. You are responsible to review the Graduate Catalog for program details.

Tuition Guarantee:

The special per credit hour cohort tuition is $730 for Doctoral Programs. This rate is guaranteed not to increase over the life of the cohort. In addition, a technology fee of $15 per credit hour ($45 per 3 credit course) will be assessed for the purpose of supporting and enhancing student learning (Concordia e-mail, Blackboard, text notifications). There is a $300 fee associated with the dissertation and a graduation fee of $143. We reserve the right to offer different tuition rates, or change the prices of other programs.

Admission Requirements:

  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 2.85 (on a 4.00 scale) and a Master's Degree with at least a 3.00 GPA
  • Two years teaching experience
  • Objective Statement essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official sealed academic transcripts from institutions where degrees were earned
  • GRE or MAT test scores
  • Submission of Professional Resume
  • Copy of current Ohio teaching license (if applicable)

Once all materials are submitted and your file is complete, the following steps will be taken:

  1. Your file will be reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee.
  2. An admission decision will be reached immediately following the committee review, and you will be notified in writing within a few days.

NOTE: Admission to Concordia University Chicago depends on several factors, including: the cumulative GPA, program fit, professional experience, letters of recommendation, and an objective statement (critical writing sample). Students who do not have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.25 (on a 4.00 scale) will not be considered for admission.

Applicants may enroll in one semester of classes as a "pending" student awaiting an admission decision. Please note that participation and enrollment in the cohort does not guarantee admission to the University. Pending students who are denied admission will not be automatically withdrawn from the class, and will not receive a tuition refund. Pending students are not eligible for financial aid, therefore, please complete the admission process and submit official transcripts by the beginning of the semester for full admission to the graduate cohort program.

The Office of Graduate Admission and Enrollment Services will send a letter upon receipt of your application, and non-refundable $60.00 application fee (includes 1-year Associate Membership in OAESA). If you have any questions regarding your admission status, please feel free to contact us at:

Office of Graduate Admission and Enrollment Services
Phone: 708-209-4093
Fax: 708-209-3454
Email: graduate.admission@CUChicago.edu

Other Contacts:

Cohort Information Graduate Information Office 800-946-9608
Payment Plan Office of Student Business Services 708-209-3237
Financial Assistance Office of Student Financial Planning 708-209-3113
Online FAFSA form www.fafsa.ed.gov 800-4-FED AID