Educational Technology Leadership, Ed.D.

The Ed.D. in Educational Technology Leadership is designed to develop educational technology leaders and innovators for school systems, teacher education programs, and the private and public sectors.  The primary purpose of the Ed.D. program is to develop educational technology leaders whose work is characterized by scholarship, creativity, and innovation. This is a three-year cohort program where you work alongside leaders in education and our internationally recognized faculty. All Fall and Spring courses are fully online with hybrid summer courses including a one-week on-campus Summer Institute in July. Students take six credits in fall, six credits in spring, and eight credits in summer for three years.  All cohorts begin in the Summer. Students will take comprehensive exams during Summer Institute II and present their portfolios and defend their dissertation proposals during Summer Institute III Students focus on their dissertations during their third year of study.

Admission application requirements:

  • A completed graduate application form, including a $55 non-refundable application fee
  • A minimum of 1,000-word essay discussing your goals and objectives for pursuing admission to the degree program to which you are applying
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges attended with 3.0 or higher graduate cumulative GPA or official NACES course-by- course evaluation of any foreign transcripts
  • One (1) letter of recommendation
  • Professional Resume or CV
  • Official documentation of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) or waiver if applicable
  • Interview

Prerequisites:  Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or have up to 21 graduate credits (following the University’s transfer policy) and then must take 9 credits from the Master’s in Educational Technology program, to be selected by the program advisor.

Priority Application Deadline:  April 1

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Official Transcripts

All Bachelor’s- and Master’s-level coursework must be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions from each degree-granting institution.  Official transcripts of applicants must bear the raised seal of the institution from which it is sent.  The Master’s Degree or applicable masters-level coursework must have been earned at a nationally accredited institution.  Official transcripts of all other non-degree coursework should also be submitted.  Applicants with non-US credentials must have their transcripts evaluated by World Educational Service (WES) or another member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Official transcripts from all previous colleges attended with 3.0 or higher graduate cumulative GPA or official NACES course-by- course evaluation of any foreign transcripts.

GPA Requirements

Applicants entering with a Master’s Degree or 21 graduate credits must have a minimum of 3.0 Master’s-level GPA to apply for the Doctoral program.  Applicants from an international institution must have a strong academic performance comparable to a 3.0 for a Master’s Degree or relevant graduate coursework.  All GPA’s are based on a 4.00 scale.


This 1000-word essay should describe the applicant’s background, past work in the intended field of study, plans for graduate study and professional career, and any other relevant information.  The essay should highlight your technology experience and describe how the doctorate will extend the work you have been doing.  This should be submitted with the Application Form.  Applicants must include a statement of purpose, which will detail their reasons for applying to the program and suitability for doctoral study.


With the Application Form, applicants are required to submit a current resume showing employment history, education history, professional activities, publications, presentations, programs or initiatives where you were the leader, and other significant activities determined to be relevant for consideration for the Doctoral program. 

One Letter of Recommendation

Letter should be written by individuals who can comment from personal knowledge on the applicant’s academic or professional qualifications for doctoral study.  Wherever possible, letter of recommendation should be submitted from academic sources.  If the applicant has been out of school for many years, professional recommendations may be used.   


The interview will be conducted by the Educational Technology Leadership Admissions Committee. 

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee must accompany the application.

Last Day to Apply

All requirements for the admission process—including the interview—must be completed and ready for review by the Admissions Committee by April 1.  


If an applicant is accepted into the Educational Technology Leadership Doctoral program, a non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1,500 must be received by New Jersey City University within 21 days of the date of the Acceptance Letter.  Directions for submitting the payment will be included in the Acceptance Letter.  If the University does not receive the deposit within the stated timeframe, the opening will go to the next candidate on the accepted list.


The scope and sequence of the program highlights the policies, systems, pedagogies of educational technology and leadership across K-12, higher education, and entrepreneurship. 

EDTC 801Summer Institute in Educational Technology Leadership I2
EDTC 802Principles of Educational Technology Leadership3
EDTC 803Data Analysis and Report Writing3
EDTC 804Global Issues in Educational Technology Leadership3
EDTC 805Cross-Discipline Studies in Technology3
EDTC 806Research Methods in Educational Technology Leadership3
EDTC 807Implementation and Evaluation of Curriculum3
EDTC 808Summer Institute in Educational Technology Leadership II2
EDTC 809Assessment and Evaluation3
EDTC 810Statistics for Educational Research3
EDTC 811Summer Institute in Educational Technology Leadership III2
EDTC 812Teaching in the Adult Learning Environment3
EDTC 813Advanced Using Integrated Software across the Curriculum3
EDTC 814Advanced Effective Models of E-Learning3
EDTC 815Advanced Administration & Supervision of Technology in Educational Settings3
EDTC 816Advanced Methods for Building Online Communities3
EDTC 817Advanced Development and Managing Distance Learning Programs3
EDTC 901Dissertation I6
EDTC 902Dissertation II6
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Summer 1Credits
EDTC 801 Summer Institute in Educational Technology Leadership I 2
EDTC 802 Principles of Educational Technology Leadership 3
EDTC 803 Data Analysis and Report Writing 3
Semester 1
EDTC 804 Global Issues in Educational Technology Leadership 3
EDTC 805 Cross-Discipline Studies in Technology 3
Semester 2
EDTC 806 Research Methods in Educational Technology Leadership 3
EDTC 807 Implementation and Evaluation of Curriculum 3
Second Year
Summer 1
EDTC 808 Summer Institute in Educational Technology Leadership II 2
EDTC 813 Advanced Using Integrated Software across the Curriculum 3
EDTC 814 Advanced Effective Models of E-Learning 3
Semester 1
EDTC 809 Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDTC 815 Advanced Administration & Supervision of Technology in Educational Settings 3
Semester 2
EDTC 810 Statistics for Educational Research 3
EDTC 816 Advanced Methods for Building Online Communities 3
Third Year
Summer 1
EDTC 811 Summer Institute in Educational Technology Leadership III 2
EDTC 812 Teaching in the Adult Learning Environment 3
EDTC 817 Advanced Development and Managing Distance Learning Programs 3
Semester 1
EDTC 901 Dissertation I 6
Semester 2
EDTC 902 Dissertation II 6
 Total Credits60