Doctor of Philosophy
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program is a 68-credit hour program designed to prepare scholars and leadership roles in colleges, universities, corporations, the military, and other venues, where research, development, and implementation of technology-based instructional methods and materials take place. The specific mission of the program includes:
- To foster disciplined and rigorous inquiry into educational practices and theories in Instructional Technology.
- To prepare skilled researchers who can design and conduct original research in instructional technology, and who possess the technical and personal skills for similarly preparing new researchers/philosophers of instructional technology.
- To prepare philosophers of instructional technology, who have thorough knowledge of the scholarly literature base and who are aware of the scholarly and other professional organizations devoted to the field.
- To prepare professional educators who possess special expertise with technology, who are able to apply appropriate technological means to instructional processes and who function as "change agents" in the field.