Instructional Psychology and Technology deals with identifying and implementing improvements in instruction and understanding the principles that influence these improvements. IP&T applies these principles to solve instructional problems, which occur in educational settings, including public schools and universities, government, church, military, business, and industry.
Students can select from classes in:
Instructional Design and Development
Educational Measurement, Assessment
Students participate in department seminars, interact with other students in group projects and informal study, collaborate with faculty, participate in internship experiences, and participate in comprehensive exam projects. Graduates may take positions as faculty at colleges and universities, administer or direct other instructional designers in private or public institutions, or work as individual consultants. PhD students complete the program in 3–5 years.
Two specializations are offered in the IP&T doctoral program: Instructional Design, and Research, Measurement & Evaluation
Internships allow students to reinforce skills learned through coursework as well as to develop additional practical expertise through “real world” work experience.
6 credits required
Step 1: Submit a signed Internship Contract Form to the department internship coordinator for approval. Step 2: Complete the online internship application WELL BEFORE the add/drop deadline. Step 3: Register for IP&T 599R before the add/drop deadline. (6 credits)
In order to obtain a more valid measure of knowledge and problem-solving skills, the comprehensive exam requirement for the PhD in Instructional Psychology and Technology is met by successfully completing two comprehensive examination projects.
6 credits required
These projects should be related to two different areas of emphasis: development, evaluation, measurement, or research.
18 hours of dissertation credit
After choosing a topic and forming an advisory committee, register for dissertation credit (IP&T 799R)
Prepare and defend a prospectus
Conduct a dissertation study, write and review dissertation
Any other specialization courses must be approved by your committee.