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The D.E.T. degree is designed for those interested in professional research and a rigorous evaluation of educational technology or technology-based training.

The 54 credit hour program consists of 12 online courses followed by a dissertation designed with a sense of practicality in mind. The dissertation will consist of several shorter independent, publishable sections that together create an in-depth study of the dissertation proposal from different perspectives.

The D.E.T. will prepare graduates for a wide array of leadership positions in K-12 schools, virtual schools, community colleges, 4-year colleges, and universities as well as corporate, industrial, and military settings:

  • Faculty Member
  • Instructional Designer
  • Online Curriculum Specialist
  • Evaluation and Research Associate
  • Educational Researcher
  • Educational Developer
  • Educational Research Assessment Analyst
  • Online Intervention Specialist
  • Learning Coordinator
  • Instructional Technology Specialist
  • Learning and Development Facilitator
  • Training Integration Specialist
  • And many more positions as this field expands

The program is taught completely online in a cohort format where students start and finish a set schedule of courses together. There are no face-to-face requirements. Courses are offered in full semesters and students take two courses at a time per semester year round (Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters) over the first two years.

For more information, visit CMU’s site.