Instructional Systems Technology, Ed.D.
The doctoral program in Instructional Systems Technology (IST) is designed for individuals seeking to be practitioners in instructional design and human performance improvement.
The program prepares students to bridge the gap between research and practice in instructional systems technology, a broad field that includes instructional technology, educational technology, instructional design, performance technology, and workplace learning and performance improvement.
As a student in the program, you complete a minimum of 60 credit hours of course work (post-master's). You learn to take the findings developed by basic and applied research and use them to build and test processes, products, and services that are ready for operational use in education, training, and performance improvement settings. You also learn the research skills you will need to conduct needs analyses of target audiences, and to measure the effectiveness of instructional products and solutions designed to improve human performance.
Program graduates typically assume management and leadership roles in public or private agencies and organizations involved in one or more aspects of instructional and performance technology.