Capella University

DIT - Information Technology Education


225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55402

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

DIT - Information Technology Education

Format: Online

Program Description:

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

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.

Capella Education Company was named one of Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America” for 2014 (Forbes, 2014).

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.

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.

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.


Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Higher Learning Commission:, 800.621.7440 Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Loans Offered: Capella participates in Federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Stafford Loan Program. Capella is also eligible to certify Veterans Educational Benefits and can provide info on other non-federal loan programs.

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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