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As the demand increases for experts in IT and related areas, the pressure is building for more information technology educators who have a doctoral degree.

Meet the demand in this growing field: Capella’s online Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) degree with an IT Education specialization is designed to prepare you for post-secondary teaching in IT. Combining in-depth analysis, critical thinking, research, and scholarly writing with skills development in advanced teaching techniques and curriculum design, this IT Education doctoral degree program can be completed in less than three years, reducing the time and cost of finishing your degree.

From day one of your program, you will

  • Develop in-demand critical thinking skills
  • Master analytical approaches to solve technology problems
  • Connect each experience to your growth as an IT educator
  • Learn to communicate effectively as a scholar-practitioner

Learn more about this program: when you request more information, we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

DIT or PhD? What's the Difference?

Everyone who obtains a doctoral degree from Capella is a scholar-practitioner—equipped with a deep understanding of foundational theory and how it applies directly to the current and future needs of their profession, as well as the skills and knowledge to research, teach, consult, and lead.

While a PhD prepares you to perform research or teach, a DIT guides you toward a professional career in a leadership position. A doctoral degree in IT can enhance your position as a leader in your industry.

Degree Outcomes

With a DIT in IT Education from Capella, you’ll gain advanced IT knowledge and skills, and develop solid research, scholarly writing, and advanced teaching abilities.

Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online DIT in IT Education include consultant, education leader (professor, department head, dean, etc.), senior technical trainer/instructor, IT curriculum developer or certified trainer.