Jul 19, 2024  
ACE Catalog - Volume 24 
ACE Catalog - Volume 24 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Instructional Technology, Ed.D. (Ed.S. or ABD to Ed.D. Pathway)

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Individuals who have completed an Ed.S. degree or have completed all doctoral coursework but not completed the dissertation (ABD) are eligible for this pathway. The courses listed are to be completed at ACE to earn an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology.  A total of 37 credits are required in this course list. Please note: students who have not completed at least 6 credits in research prior to enrolling at ACE will need to take additional research credits per the Prior Credit Considerations Grid found here .

The Ed.D. in Instructional Technology provides an in-depth approach to research-based methods of instructional technology methods for a wide range of educational fields. The degree emphasizes the use of theoretical foundations and current real-world practices to support the development of relevant technology to meet the needs of diverse populations of learners. Students completing the Ed.D. will gain experience as a scholar practitioner with the necessary skills to utilize innovative Instructional Technology methods relevant to current educational needs in a variety of professional settings. 

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply professional skills and abilities in integrating technology in educational environments to facilitate experiences addressing the diverse needs of all learners. 
  2. Using theories, standards and frameworks, explain the selection of experiences and assessment options which will engage learners through the implementation of research-based instructional strategies appropriate for digital delivery. 
  3. Designing, developing and implementing technology-rich programs, at a mastery level, that model best practices in teaching, learning, and assessment. 
  4. Display leadership capabilities which include effective utilization of resources to conduct and apply current research, promote continuous improvement at the organizational or program level, and to establish a culture of learning for all learners. 
  5. Demonstrate safe and healthy, legal, and ethical uses of digital information while effectively demonstrating approaches to civic and global accountability.
  6. Investigate problems critical to the field which apply analytical inquiry, a range of resources, and diver perspectives to assess elements of complexity to determine potential solutions.  
  7. Enhance leadership capacity and shared governance through the articulation of ways to establish, enhance, and expand virtual, collaborative communities, developing partnerships in diverse settings through effective communication. 

Course List (37 Total Semester Credits Required)

Credits Transferred from Prior Education (27 Semester Credits)

Research Courses (6 credits/2 courses required)

Two courses will be required based on transcript review.  If students are not required to take RES6003, they will need to pass benchmark ASTM6010.  If a student does not have 6 research credits on their transcript (rare) additional credits could be required.


  • This program is neither designed nor approved (as of the publication date of this Catalog) to prepare students for licensure, certification, or endorsement in any state. 
  • Check availability in your state on the Programs by State section of the ACE website.

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