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Department of Career and Information Studies


The Department of Career and Information Studies develops informed leaders through teaching, research, and service in learning, design, and technology; career and workforce development; and information studies. Programs within the department emphasize creativity and innovation in learning, instruction, scholarship, and outreach.


  • 221 River's Crossing
    850 College Station Road
    Athens, Georgia 30602

Academic Programs

Learning, Design, and Technology

The Learning, Design, and Technology program trains students in the latest technologies and tools to design and implement lesson and training programs. Our goal is to prepare professionals to identify and analyze learning problems, and to then create and implement more effective instruction in its place.

Degree Programs

These degrees offer an emphasis from the PhD in Learning, Design, and Technology Program:

Non-Degree Programs

Including any certificates, certifications, and endorsements:

Workforce Education

The Workforce Education Program prepares students for leadership, university, and other roles in career and technical education.

Degree Programs

These degrees offer an emphasis from the PhD in Workforce Education Program:

Non-Degree Programs

Including any certificates, certifications, and endorsements:

Student Resources and Services

Students in the Department of Career and Information Studies (CIS) enjoy the fellowship of other students, faculty, and outside experts via classes, national and international conferences, and student organizations. Student organizations in the department include the Career and Information Studies Graduate Association and the Instructional Technology Student Association.

Faculty and Research

Faculty draw from strong academic, K-12, and professional backgrounds and bring many experiences to bear on their research and scholarship. CIS research areas include design-based research, STEM learning with robotics, occupational aspirations of adolescents with disabilities, case-based learning for real-world problem solving, online learner motivation, barriers to technology integration and practice, volitional control support in mathematics courses, international workforce education and career development, and engineering education.

Outreach, Engagement, and Service

Faculty and students serve in many capacities in community outreach and service. These include extramural grants supporting personnel in public schools, membership on boards of advisors for specialized local school programs, hosting STEM conferences for underserved middle school students, website development for non-profit organizations, and volunteering in local and regional professional development.

The annual Digital Learning Conference and IDD@UGA Conference also serve as community outreach events.

Outreach Units

  • Educational Technology Training Center
    The department of career and information studies’ Educational Technology Center works with school systems to provide professional development, consulting, and service promoting the appropriate use of technology for teaching, learning, and leadership.

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