The Ph.D. major in Instructional Technology provides specialization for individuals in the following areas: Instructional Design, Alternative Instructional Delivery Systems, Research, Management, and Consulting. The program is designed for highly competent individuals who are working in the instructional technology field in a wide variety of educational, training, and development areas such as those found in schools, higher education, business, industry, and government agencies.
Program of Study
A. Core Area (18)
The Core Area consists of 15 semester hours of research coursework and 3 semester hours of Social Foundation of Education and Psychology of Learning coursework.
Research Core (15 hours)
Choose one course (3):
EPRS 8500 Qualitative/Interpretive Research in Education (3)
EPRS 8530 Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education (3)
A two course sequence (6 hours) in research methodology (for specific tracks/courses: http://education.gsu.edu/main/phd_requirement.htm)
Two courses (6 hours) in advanced research methods as identified by the Doctoral Advisory Committee
Social Foundations of Education and Psychology of Learning course (3) [for specific courses: http://education.gsu.edu/main/phd_requirement.htm]
B. Major Area (27)
The required courses provide a conceptual base of research, emerging issues in education, and an in-depth examination of research in the major field. The internship (IT 9660) facilitates the application of theory to practice in the major field of study.
EDCI 9850 Research Seminar (9) [Students will take the course for one hour every semester until they are admitted into candidacy.]
EDCI 9900 Critique of Education Research (3)
IT 8660 Internship in Instructional Technology (3)
Students and Doctoral Advisory Committee select additional departmental courses relating to instructional technology.
C. Dissertation (15)
EDCI 9990 Dissertation (15)
Program total: minimum of 60 semester hours