The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

College of Education and P-16 Integration Division of Academic Affairs

Ed.D. Specialization in Educational Technology


The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction prepares educators to assume leadership positions in institutions of higher education and in local, regional and independent school districts at multiple levels. The Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at UTRGV provides school districts throughout Texas and nationwide individuals with sufficient and specific expertise to formulate and lead P-16 programs. In addition, the degree enables successful candidates to teach in colleges and universities, many of which are faced with a shortage of qualified faculty. To this end, the degree provides a qualified pool of teacher educators for institutions of higher education throughout Texas and the nation. The Ed.D. now offers fully face-to-face and online options.

The Specialization in Educational Technology with a focus on E-Learning will further enhance candidates’ career opportunities in the PK-16 arena by enabling them to design, develop, and teach courses through Web-based instruction (e-learning). The Educational Technology courses are offered 100% online.

Learn more about the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction.

Contact Information

Name Phone (956) Email Campus
Peter Gawenda, Ed.D.
Ed.D. Program Director
882-5769 Brownsville
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Rene Corbeil, Ed.D.
Educational Technology
Specialization Coordinator
882-7540 Brownsville
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