Instructional Systems Technology

Ed.S. in Education-Instructional Systems Technology Track

Degree Requirements (65 cr.)

Major Requirements (24 cr.)

Options here include all IST graduate courses, as approved by the student’s advisory committee.

Inquiry Requirements (6 cr.)
  • Y520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry (3 cr.)

Select one course from the approved Inquiry Course list. (3 cr.)

A list of approved inquiry courses may be found at

Students are allowed to make course substitutions in accordance with the inquiry policy, as approved by the student’s advisory committee.

Cognate Requirements (9 cr.)

The cognate must have integrity in its own right and must complement the major. The cognate field must demonstrate wholeness within itself and contribute to the student's overall doctoral program. Cognates are normally formulated within a single program area. 

Elective Requirements (26 cr.)

Elective courses must be approved by the advisory committee. They must be relevant to the program. The electives category may be used to add to the major, research/inquiry, or minor components.

Examination/Capstone Project

A substantial project or a comprehensive examination constitutes the culmination of the Ed.S. program. A project normally requires a written manuscript describing the project. A final meeting of the advisory committee is required, at which time the student's entire program, including the project manuscript or comprehensive examination results, are reviewed.

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