Instructional Systems Technology

Ed.D. in Instructional Systems Technology (Online)

Degree Requirements (60 cr.)

Major Requirements (30 cr.)
IST Doctoral Core (6 cr.)
  • R690 IST Early Research Experience (3 cr.)
  • R711 IST Doctoral Readings (3 cr.)
Other IST Courses (24 cr.)

Options here include all IST graduate courses offered in an online format, as approved by the student’s doctoral advisory committee.

Inquiry Requirements (9 cr.)
  • Y502 Intermediate Statistics (3 cr.)
  • Y520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry (3 cr.)
  • Y611 Qualitative Inquiry in Education (3 cr.)

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

Foundation Requirement (3 cr.)

Select one course from the following:

  • D505 Adult Learning through the Lifespan (3 cr.)
  • P540 Learning and Cognition in Education (3 cr.)
Elective Coursework (9 cr.)

Any graduate-level coursework that is approved for doctoral students. This can include coursework either within or outside the School of Education. Students may elect to complete a concentration of courses in one program or area (e.g., adult education, learning sciences, higher education) if they wish, but they do not need to fulfill any requirements for a minor. Students may also complete additional IST courses if they wish.

Dissertation Requirements (9 cr.)
  • R795 Dissertation Proposal Preparation (3 cr.)
  • R799 Doctoral Dissertation in Instructional Systems Technology (6 cr.)
IST Colloquium or IST Conference

While course work is delivered primarily online, students will be required to attend at least one IST Colloquium or IST conference on the Bloomington campus.

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