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.