University of South Carolina Launches New Online Ed.D. Concentration

Doctoral offering in Educational Technology will help working professionals create maximum impact through digitally-enhanced learning environments.

The University of South Carolina today announced the launch of a fully online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Technology. The program accommodates working educators and professionals who want to further develop their ability to design, implement, evaluate and research technology-based learning, instruction and training.

“The rigorous doctoral concentration in Educational Technology will help educators meaningfully plan, implement, and research learning technologies, including instructional systems design, computer-based training, multimedia development, technology integration, designs for diverse learners and ever-expanding online capabilities,” said Michael Grant, Educational Technology Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor in the university’s College of Education. “The degree’s online format permits working professionals to advance their skills in a flexible way that fits within their busy schedules.”

The degree's online format permits working professionals to advance their skills in a flexible way that fits within their busy schedules.

Michael Grant

Educational Technology Program Coordinator, University of South Carolina

The Educational Technology coursework is aligned to the AECT 2012 Standards, and Carolina is a member of the Carnegie Project for the Education Doctorate (CPED). Applications are currently being accepted for the first start date, which is scheduled to begin in August 2016. The coursework can be completed in as little as 36 months. For more information or to apply, please visit

Carolina selected Dallas-based Academic Partnerships (AP), a leading global provider of online services for higher education, to support the launch and marketing of the Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Technology. The new concentration joins the university’s diverse online offerings, which already include a portfolio of master of education degrees and an Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Curriculum Studies.

About University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 350 degree programs and is the state’s only top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 46,000 students are enrolled at one of 14 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 47 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation’s best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.


About Academic Partnerships

Academic Partnerships is a leading online service provider for higher education globally. The company assists universities in converting their on-campus degree programs into an online format, recruits qualified students for those programs, and supports enrolled students through graduation. Serving public and private not-for-profit universities in the United States and top international institutions, Academic Partnerships is guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through technology-aided learning make higher education more accessible and achievable. The company was founded by a social entrepreneur, Randy Best, who has spent nearly 20 years developing innovative learning solutions to improve education. For more information, please visit


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