Technology Education (Workforce and Organizational Development) Online

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • Darden College of Education & Professional Studies
  • Department of Educational Leadership & Workforce Development

This program will prepare you for employment in university, school system, government or related positions. You'll develop expertise in designing and delivering education programs based on Standards for Technological Literacy.

Technology education is an applied discipline. This program prepares and professionally develops instructors so that they can design programs to meet the technological literacy requirements of all students.

You will earn a PhD in Education with a concentration in Workforce and Organizational Development and an emphasis in Technology Education.

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    • 60 credit hours minimum

    You will complete core courses in research and workforce and organizational development, electives, an emphasis in technology education, and a dissertation.

    Two 2-week Summer Institutes at main campus in Norfolk, VA, are required.

  • Attend class online on a regular schedule and access course materials online from any location. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

    This program requires students to attend two 2-week Summer Institutes at main campus in Norfolk, VA.

    • Higher Education Faculty
    • STEM Educator
    • Technology Literacy Advocate
    • Curriculum Designer
    • Technology Consultant
    • Distance Education Specialist
    • Administrator/Director
    • Researcher

    Note for students in Washington State from the Student Achievement Council: "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."

  • In-state Virginia Residents
    $620 per credit hour*
    Out-of-state Students
    $642 per credit hour

    Rates are effective Fall 2024 and subject to change.
    * In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

  • This program is not intended to lead to a specific state-level license.

    If you plan to pursue a professional license or credential, we encourage you to explore requirements through the appropriate credentialing agency or professional organization in your state. 

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You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.

  • To be considered for admission to this PhD in Education program, you will need to:

    • be admitted to ODU as a degree-seeking graduate student
    • have a master's degree in a field related to occupational and technical studies
    • provide GRE scores

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  • You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

    Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.