Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology

This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of methods of instructional technology for a wide range of educational settings. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

Program Details:

  • Total tuition under $19,600*
  • 64 semester credits
  • Small class sizes to ensure personalized attention
  • High-quality instruction from veteran teachers
  • 100% online, 24/7 access

You can choose from among these focus of study areas:

  • Adult and Continuing Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational and Community Organizations
  • Health and Wellness
  • Higher Education
  • International Education
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Second Language Instruction
  • STEM

Department Chair

Cathy McKay, Ed.D.
Administrative Faculty and Chair,
Department of Professional Educational Studies

Dr. Cathy McKay spent most of her professional career in the K-12 context. As she taught in both public and private schools, she worked with many educators on a variety of projects including process improvement, standard test readiness, and alternative educational opportunities. She helped develop two district-wide curricula in science and math for grades K-12. Additionally, she participated in programs to improve student achievement through data analysis.

While continuing her work in K-12 education, Dr. McKay transitioned to higher education through teaching at a local community college, where she developed and implemented programs focusing on student success, primarily in mathematics.

A Degree You Can Count On
We are, and have always been, regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This accreditation guarantees that our programs meet certain levels of quality standards. 


A note about licensure: While this program provides a comprehensive understanding of the intended program outcomes, it does not lead to licensure, certification, or endorsement. ACE offers several programs that do provide a pathway to licensure, certification, or endorsement and they can be found here.



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Next Term Starts January 6, 2020