New Jersey City University will be the first institution of higher education in New Jersey to offer a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Degree in Educational Technology Leadership Program. The Ed.D. Program is the first doctoral program to be offered by NJCU’s Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe College of Education and only the second doctoral program to be offered by the University. The Program will be offered by the NJCU Department of Educational Technology, one of only a few dozen throughout the United States that is recognized by the International Society for Technology in Education, beginning next summer. In addition to being the only such program in New Jersey, the NJCU Program will also be unique in its approach, offering students the ability to complete the degree online and during only three, one-week Summer Institutes. The Summer Institutes are residential, day-long programs that will be held on NJCU’s Jersey City campus and will feature working breakfasts and lunches and opportunities for students to: meet with fellow students, program advisors, professors, the dissertation committee, administrators, librarians, and the Advisory Board; showcase their projects; and plan their dissertation topics. With an interdisciplinary focus that utilizes all of the University’s faculty and resources, NJCU’s Ed.D. Program is designed to develop educational technology leaders and innovators whose work is characterized by scholarship, creativity, and innovation and who can address the educational issues of technology’s role in civic, social, cultural, labor, and organizational change. Graduates of NJCU’s Ed.D. Program will be poised to lead schools and businesses in using technology to locate resources; assess, comprehend, interpret, and communicate information; evaluate products and processes; and solve problems. NJCU’s Ed.D. Program is open to those with a master’s degree in any field as well as those who do not have a master’s degree. Those who do not yet hold a master’s degree may enroll in NJCU’s Master’s Degree in Educational Technology Program and then transition seamlessly to the Ed.D. Program.Students will begin the Ed.D. Program during the first Summer Institute, which in 2013, will be held Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19. The application deadline is Friday, February 1.Application materials are available online at http://www.njcu.edu/edtech/ or in-person or by mail from the NJCU Educational Technology Department (Professional Studies Building, Room 203A) or the NJCU Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education (Hepburn Hall, Room 206). The University is located at 2039 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City.