Doctor of Education in Instructional Systems Design & Technology
Sam Houston State University

Program Details

Sam Houston State University offers an online Doctor of Education in Instructional Systems Design & Technology. This program prepares individuals to lead technology integration into their classrooms, and assess how it improves learning. Students collaborate with classmates and professors to understand methods and best practices regarding technology curriculum design.


  • Official transcript(s) showing receipt of a baccalaureate degree and a master's degree from an accredited institution. Candidates for admission to the professional practice Doctoral Program in Instructional Systems Design and Technology must have a Masters Degree in Instructional Systems Design and Technology or a similar degree which includes the foundational knowledge required for this proposed program
  • Applicants must submit an acceptable score on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing sections of the GRE
  • A sample of the candidate’s professional work such as a published article and/or an example of experience in instructional technology design/multimedia design. This product should provide evidence of the candidate’s potential for doctoral level scholarship and should be accompanied by a statement of the candidate’s professional goals
  • A minimum of three years of teaching, direct service, administrative experience with technology, instructional design either in school, administrative, or business/industry
  • A current resume or vita
  • Three letters of recommendation from educational or direct service settings, two of which should refer to direct experiences with instructional technology and/or multimedia design, and can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in a doctorate program

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges