Occupational and Technical Studies (PhD)
Program at a Glance
|Degree: Doctor of Philosophy|
|Darden College of Education: Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies|
|Cost: $412 per credit hour *|
|Required: 60 credit hours minimum|
|Course Delivery Modes: Video streamView & participate in streamed classes online over a high-speed Internet connection from any location. May be live or archived., SatelliteAttend class at a site for a live streamed course where the students and instructor can talk to each other.|
This PhD in Education, with a concentration in Occupational and Technical Studies, develops your competency for understanding and using qualitative and quantitative research methods and multivariate statistics to make data-based decisions.
There are three emphasis choices, each of which helps you apply your knowledge in today's complex educational environments and emerge as a leader in your chosen career.
- Research Methods in Occupational and Technical Studies (OTED 635)
- Statistics Applied to Research in Educational Leadership - Data Driven Decision Making I (ELS 732)
- Curriculum Development in Occupational Education and Training (OTED 500)
- Instructional Strategies and Innovations in Training and Occupational Education (OTS 502)
- Instructional Technology in Education and Training (OTS 530)
Please visit the department's web page for current curriculum details.
In addition to admittance to ODU as a degree-seeking graduate student, you will need to have a master's degree in an appropriate field related to Occupational and Technical Studies in order to be considered for admission to this PhD in Education program.
Courses in this program may be offered in these technologies:
Video stream: View and participate in streamed classes online over a high-speed Internet connection from any location. May be live or archived.
Satellite: Attend class at a site for a live streamed course where the students and instructor can talk to each other.
Occupational and Technical Studies Careers
- Curriculum Designer
- Technology Consultant
- Distance Education specialist
- Course Developer
- Training Coordinator
Note for students in Washington State from the SAC:
"This program is not intended to lead to teacher certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for teacher advancement."
|Graduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification||Cost per credit hour|
|Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile)||$412|
|Students living outside of Virginia||$412|
|* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile||$1048|
Rates are effective Summer 2013 and subject to change. Please visit the Office of Finance web site for complete tuition details.
* For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please visit the University Registrar web site.
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