EdD in Learning Technologies

EdD in Learning Technologies

The Doctor of Education in Learning Technologies program prepares students to lead learning technologies arms of schools, corporations, and other public and private organizations. This program is ideal for individuals with a high level of comfort and proficiency using technology and social media.

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Become an Expert in Learning Technologies

This online hybrid program is designed to provide students with the expertise to effectively leverage new and emerging learning technologies to facilitate learning and development in the workplace and school. Embracing the scholar-practitioner model of professional training, this program emphasizes experiential learning to support the development of agency in our students. Required national and international trips are woven into the program, providing students with access to leading researchers in the field, and a global perspective on technology and learning around the world. This program culminates in a doctoral dissertation.

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Program Benefits

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  • Prestigious doctoral program at the #46-ranked university in the US committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values.*
  • No GRE or any other standardized tests required. We offer an equitable admission process that considers your ability and commitment to succeed rather than test scores.
  • Convenient class schedules offered on weeknights and occasional weekends.
  • Hybrid format is ideal for working professionals to take advantage of the best features of both face-to-face and online modalities. The online portion provides flexibility, while the classroom component offers an enhanced experience, a personalized/hands-on approach, relational interaction with peers, and increased quality of learning.
  • Robust online modules feature engaging synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences.
  • Face-to-Face classes are conveniently located on our Irvine and West Los Angeles Graduate Campus, close to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and just off the 405 freeway.
  • Relevant and emerging field with strong projected employment growth and attractive earning potential.
  • Nationally-recognized faculty of scholar-practitioners with exemplary academic achievements, professional expertise, educational experience, and scholarly credentials.
  • Cohort model designed to build upon leadership skills, peer support, and lifelong relationships with colleagues.
  • Small class sizes and a low faculty:student ratio provides a supportive learning environment, meaningful student-faculty interactions, and long-term professional and personal relationships.
  • Extensive Pepperdine alumni network creates influential connections with more than 110,000 professionals.
  • Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology generously offers $5,500,000 in scholarships every year, with the majority of students receiving some form of financial assistance.
  • * U.S. News & Report, Best Colleges Rankings, National Universities

Campus Locations

Classes are conveniently located on our West Los Angeles Graduate Campus, close to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and just off the 405 freeway.
(Please note that your campus of choice cannot be guaranteed. Campus offerings are contingent upon availability and subject to change.)

Career Outcomes

Educational Technologist
Educational Technologist

In order to facilitate the use of technology in classrooms, educational technologists, also known as educational technology specialists, collaborate with teachers and school administration to implement solutions that meet the technology needs of a school.

An educational technology specialist should be well-organized, skilled with the use of technology and also have an aptitude for teaching.

With the increasing use of various technologies in schools, specialists in educational technology are rapidly becoming key participants in the evolution and technological advancement of the learning process.

One of the main responsibilities of an instructional technologist involves recommending changes to the curricula to school boards based on their research.

Training and Development Manager
Training and Development Manager

Executives increasingly realize that developing the skills of the workforce of their organization is essential to keeping their business competitive. Managers of training and development work to align the training and development with the goals of an organization.

Training and development managers plan, direct, and coordinate programs to enhance the knowledge and abilities of employees within an organization. They also often supervise a staff of training and development specialists.

Instructional Coordinator

Curriculum and teaching techniques established by school boards, states, or federal regulations are assessed by instructional coordinators.

They develop instructional material, coordinate its implementation with teachers and directors, and evaluate its effectiveness. For example, teachers can be observed in the classroom, student test data reviewed, and school staff and principal interviewed about curriculum.

Employment Potential


Job Growth

Jobs for Instructional Coordinators will grow 11% between 2016 and 2026*


Average Annual Wage

The average annual wage for Instructional Coordinators in California was $80,140 in 2017*

Employment Demand

California had the highest employment level of Instructional Coordinators nationwide in 2017*

*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017

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