The Residential Instructional Technology Specialization, Curriculum and Instruction Ed.D., offers two options: Performance Technology or Distance Learning. The Performance Technology option targets individuals who want to investigate how instructional technology can be used to improve performance and learning in various educational environments. Students explore a variety of delivery systems and the influence of technology on performance and learning as they develop a framework for improving performance. The Distance Learning option targets individuals who want to develop expertise in theoretical constructs for an application of distance educational systems including: design, development, implementation, and evaluation. Each specialization consists of 24 semester hours of required course work, 24 semester hours of professional core course work, and 18 semester hours of dissertation.