Doctorate in Virtual Education

Doctorate in Virtual Education

Explore the cutting edge of pedagogy and technology with our Doctorate in Virtual Education to lead, research and formulate strategies that enhance education in virtual environments. The Doctorate immerses you in online education and prepares you to be an innovative leader in the digital field.


  • Online
  • 33 months
  • Spanish

Doctorate in Virtual Education

In today's business world, competition is fierce, and new challenges are constant. Obtaining a Doctorate in Education (EdD) provides you with solid knowledge, professional networks, and growth opportunities to stand out. The Doctorate is much more than just an academic degree; it is a highly versatile and valuable program that caters to various professional profiles and aspirations.

By enhancing strategic and management capabilities, the Doctorate positions itself as an exceptional choice for those looking to reach new heights in their careers and make a significant impact in the business world.Doctorate graduates become highly skilled leaders, ready to tackle the challenges of a dynamic and competitive business environment, driving the success of their organizations and contributing to economic and social progress in their respective fields.


Program Description

The Doctorate in Virtual Education program, under the administrative responsibility of the School of Education, is committed to prepare individuals who are interested in advancing their knowledge of contemporaneous issues in virtual education and developing the practical application of this knowledge for professional practice with an emphasis on socially responsible practice and integrate a multicultural awareness of human diversity. The overall goal is to investigate the theory and practice of virtual education and its application for the new century.

What makes this program unique and why study it?

  1. High job demand: From educational institutions and organizations seeking leaders and experts in the field of online education.
  2. Leadership opportunities: Opens the door to leadership roles in academic departments, curriculum development, and the implementation of educational technology.
  3. Credibility and recognition: Credibility and recognition, which can result in better opportunities and salaries.
  4. International perspectives: Job opportunities in international educational institutions and globally focused organizations.
  5. Diversity of job options: Universities, colleges, high schools, educational technology companies, and government agencies.
  6. Consulting potential: Consulting services to institutions looking to improve their online teaching programs and practices.
  7. Contribution to educational advancement: Doctorates in Virtual Education can influence the improvement of the quality and effectiveness of online education, which is highly valued in the job market.
  8. SUJIS Program: BIU created the Step Up Journey Into Success classes, to cultivate interpersonal skills (Forbes Magazine) highly valued by employers in the global landscape, students participate in comprehensive classes focused on developing and refining their soft skills. We provide guidance, strategies, and practical exercises to enhance our students' ability to showcase their personal attributes, gaining a deeper understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses in soft skills. This enables them to present themselves as highly qualified candidates during interviews and throughout their professional careers. Actively participating and recording your involvement in each generated space is the key to enjoying these advantages. The SUJIS program is voluntary and free for everyone in the BIU community.

Key objectives of the program

  • Advanced research: Delve into methodologies used in various types of educational research.
  • Doctoral seminars: Apply research knowledge and develop your doctoral thesis with expert guidance.
  • Theoretical principles of virtual education: Understand how they relate to and apply in specific educational situations.
  • Field experiences: Connect theory and practice, emphasizing professional ethics and respect for cultural diversity.
  • Media literacy: Critically evaluate different media, from film and television to print media.
  • Assessment of virtual learning resources: Address authentic assessments based on real situations and measure the quality of student learning.
  • Sustainability in virtual education: Discover strategies to align assessment, competencies, and learning outcomes with sustainability.
  • Qualitative methodology: Understand and apply qualitative research techniques, including data analysis, quality assurance, and ethical aspects.
  • Doctoral thesis defense: Culminate your learning with the presentation and publication of your original research.

Access and Career Opportunities:

The integration of technological tools, such as big data and automation, opens up new opportunities for improvement and development in the education sector. By completing an EdD, you will be at the forefront of these transformations, ready to be a leader and innovator in the dynamic educational landscape of the 21st century.

  • By immersing themselves in the Doctorate program, participants gain a deep understanding of the convergence between advanced education and technology, positioning them to be pioneers in the next generation of digital learning. It is suitable for various professionals, such as:

    • Digital Education Planners: Professionals dedicated to scheming and implementing innovative visions for online learning in leading institutions.
    • Digital Teaching Visionaries: Individuals motivated by the potential of technology to redefine educational practices globally.
    • Media and Digital Narrative Professionals: Media experts eager to enhance learning through advanced multimedia solutions.
    • Advanced Teachers and Instructional Designers: Experts who combine deep pedagogical knowledge with the latest technological trends to create exceptional digital educational environments.
    • Guardians of Digital Infrastructure and Security: Specialists focused on ensuring and optimizing the security and performance of cloud-based educational solutions.
    • Director of Online Education Programs: In charge of overseeing and managing online education initiatives within educational institutions.
    • Educational Technology Consultant: Providing expertise and guidance to institutions looking to improve their online teaching practices and technology implementation.
    • Digital Learning Curriculum Developer: Responsible for designing and developing engaging online curriculum and learning materials.
    • International Education Program Manager: Managing and coordinating international educational programs or collaborations with a global focus.
    • Instructional Designer for Digital Media: Creating multimedia-rich learning experiences by combining pedagogical knowledge with digital media expertise.
    • Online Education Quality Assurance Specialist: Ensuring the quality and effectiveness of online learning resources and programs through evaluation and assessment.
    • ​​​​​​​Sustainability in Virtual Education Strategist: Developing strategies to align online education programs with sustainability goals and practices.
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