Doctor of Education
LDL: Technology Specialist
Technology Specialist (LDL:TSE) prepares educators to better understand technology and know how to use it in their classroom or workplace. Students will learn about emerging technologies and about their implications on teaching and learning. Students in this program will earn a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership with a concentration in Learning Design and Leadership.
Typical Plan of Study (minimum 64 hours)
4 Required Courses
- EPOL 481: New Learning (crosslisted with EPS 431)
- EPOL 534: Assessment for Learning (crosslisted with EPS 535)
- EPSY 408: Learning & Hum Dev w/ EdTech
- ERAM 557: Meaning Patterns: Semiotics and the Interpretation of Meanings in Education and the Social Sciences (While this course is considered a methods course, LDL students must choose a different research elective to satisfy the research methods requirements.)
2 Electives from outside the LDL program area
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2 Electives from LDL or other programs
- EPOL 486: New Media & Learner Differences
- EPOL 580: Ubiquitous Learning
- EPOL 581: Knowledge, Learning and Pedagogy
- EPOL 582: New Media and Literacies
- EPOL 583: eLearning Ecologies
- EPSY 559: Advanced Learning Technologies
- EPSY 560: Technology and Educational Change
These may be LDL or non-LDL courses. Search courses.illinois.edu for available courses. Courses selected in consultation with your advisor.
With advisor approval, students may take the above courses OR 8 credits of EPOL 595 Independent study for their qualifying exams.
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