The technology course offerings include basic support courses for undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs throughout the College of Education and for programs in other units of the College and University. Students pursuing a Ph.D. in instructional leadership may choose a concentration (18 credit hours) in Instructional Technology.
As are the Instructional Leadership programs described above, the Instructional Leadership Ph.D. with Concentrations in Instructional technology are dedicated to the improvement of professional practice, and service to learning communities. This concentration of the Ph.D. degree educates students for instructional technology roles of preparing future researchers and teachers in schools and colleges, and corporate trainers in the field of computer assisted instruction.
Students pursuing this Ph.D. in Instructional Technology may also pursue an alternative residency in the concentration by enrolling in 18 hours of approved graduate level coursework across three consecutive semesters. The 18 hours of coursework must include at least nine hours of approved coursework at the Tuscaloosa campus, three hours of coursework in AIL691: Doctoral Seminar: Instructional Technology, and no more than six hours of advisor approved online, distance education, or Gadsden coursework.
PhD in Instructional Leadership with a concentration in Instructional Technology
The degree is a PhD in Instructional Leadership with a Concentration in Instructional Technology. The degree is called Instructional Leadership with no reference to the concentration, but the major component of the degree is technology. The doctoral (Ph.D.) concentration prepares students to discover new knowledge through basic research and to answer specific questions about practical problems through applied research.
Ed.S. (non-certification) with Technology concentration
The Ed.S. (non-certification) with Technology concentration is a degree option for students and working professionals who currently hold a Master’s degree and are interested in pursing study in the field of educational technology. The degree consists of ten courses (30 graduate hours).
Master of Arts
The CAT Master’s program is designed to help teachers, trainers, and other professionals integrate technology into daily instruction and life. For more information, click here.