Ed.S. in Digital Age Teaching & Learning

  • The EDDL (EDucation for Digital Learning) Specialist program prepares educational professionals to transform face-to-face learning through active student-centered pedagogy that is enhanced through mobile technology.
  • The Ed.S. in Digital Teaching and Learning is geared toward the education professional who wants to go beyond his or her master’s degree with a focus on how to transform the face-to-face classroom into an environment where digital age students have increased voice and choice in their learning and where students are provided learning opportunities with ensured equitably and accessibility for all.
  • This is a 30-hour graduate degree program delivered fully online and can be completed in less than a year and a half.
  • Completion of this program meets the requirements of the Arkansas Master Professional Educator License.
  • UCA EDDL students receive a flat-rate tuition of $325 (includes tuition and all fees) per credit hour regardless of residency or location.

Core EDDL Courses (18 hours)

EDDL 7300: Empowering Students through Mobile Learning

EDDL 7362: Impact of Digital Literacy and Citizenship on Teaching & Learning

EDDL 7342: Digital Equity & Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Digital Age

EDDL 7390: Approaches to Digital Age Thinking & Learning

EDDL 7312: Professional Learning in the Digital Age

EDDL 7380: Intermediate Research Methods

EDDL Electives (6 hours)

EDDL 7335: Professional Learning Communities & Social Media

EDDL 7375: Digital Authorship & Cultivating Open Educational Resources

EDDL 7399: Emerging and Disruptive Technology in Learning

EDDL 7328: Digital Age Learning Environments

EDDL 7388: Redefining Roles in the Digital Age

EDDL Capstone (6 hours)

EDDL 7699: Capstone


How important is technology to the UCA EDDL program?

Faculty at UCA are committed to implementing purposeful mobile technology in all of their courses and know that modeling best practices will help prepare you when you teach digital age students in your community. Our faculty has earned certification from ISTE, the largest educational technology organization in the world, been recognized by the AACTE as innovators in the use of technology, and the College of Education was selected as an Apple Distinguished School.

This means that even if you don’t see yourself as “technology proficient,” we know just what to do to guide you through your online program. We will guide you as you learn how mobile technology can help you better engage students and provide innovative educational opportunities to all students.

Your time at UCA will give you valuable skills that will help you create opportunities for children in your community and help you become a leader in the community.

Specifically, you will learn how to

  • Design engaging activities that promote student curiosity, critical thinking skills, and creativity
  • Create a structured classroom environment that promotes rapport, respect, and a focus on learning
  • Promote a culture of inclusivity and openness that highlights the value of a diverse group of learners working as a community
  • Critically analyze empirical research that informs best practices in the classroom
  • Implement engaging, interactive assessment opportunities that accentuate students’ talents and areas for growth
  • Support struggling students through research-based approaches to literacy and personal growth development

General Information

Program Coordinator: Dr. Debbie Dailey

Department Chair: Dr. Michael S. Mills

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