Ed.D. in Instructional Design and Tech. Craft Education Informed by Modern Research


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Students from kindergarten to college engage in more digital learning experiences every year. While the adoption of education technology grows, instructional experts continue to assess, study, and rework learning approaches to help students use technology to grow and thrive. Liberty University’s 100% online Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) degree is designed to expand your knowledge, skills, and training in instructional design so that you can be on the cutting edge of educational technology. Through advanced course content and in-depth research, you will dive into the design and implementation of distance learning programs that can help students have a brighter future.

With advanced insight into the ways students learn and develop, you will examine the design, development, and implementation of new learning processes and products designed for student success. Our doctorate in instructional design and technology will train you on how to effectively communicate with school administrators, teachers, and students through various mediums as you create effective and engaging learning programs. Through research and the innovative use of today’s educational technology, you can look forward to a rewarding career in instructional design.

No matter where or in what position you lead, our online Ed.D. degree in instructional design will give you the foundation you need to make the impact you always knew you could. By earning your Ed.D. online, you can engage with advanced research and educational strategies while taking advantage of our flexible online format. Take the next step in your career and help create positive change in your school district with Liberty’s Ed.D. in instructional design.

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  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Liberty’s Ed.D. in Instructional Design and Technology online degree gives advanced training to instructional design specialists who are seeking promotions, new opportunities, or a career change. With this degree, you can work with businesses, schools, and government agencies to develop innovative learning management systems (LMS).

At Liberty, we value your time. We have been pioneering and growing distance learning since 1985, adapting to meet the educational and career needs of our students. That’s why our Ed.D. in Instruction Design and Technology is designed to be 100% online, so you will not be required to attend any on-campus courses.

Liberty University’s IDT course builds on your program development skills so that you can design support products and processes needed to enhance student learning. From web-based courses for online learning to printed educational aids for use in both the classroom and the workplace, you will study the best methods to tackle education challenges through creative problem solving.

As you begin our doctorate in IDT online, you will study learning styles and how instructional design and technology play a part in reaching the unique needs of students and teachers. From there, you can learn advanced techniques using existing technologies for web-based learning as well as new developments in technology and their possible implications for the future.

Through your courses, you will complete research that will build toward your final research project that will demonstrate your knowledge and skills.

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EdS and EdD Full Time $595/Credit
EdS and EdD Part Time $650/Credit
Military EdS and EdD $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for EdS and EdD courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)