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

Our faculty members are diverse and have deep knowledge of teaching and learning within multiple in-school and out-of-school settings. As an interdisciplinary group, we focus on innovative approaches to effective teaching and learning to help citizens develop knowledge and expertise in a variety of areas.

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Contact Details

  • 221 River's Crossing
    850 College Station Road
    Athens, Georgia 30602
  • Phone: 706-542-1682
  • Fax: 706-542-4054
  • Email:

Department head: Robert Branch

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Academic Programs

  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Bachelor's Degrees
  • Dual Degrees
  • Minors
  • Graduate Programs
  • Master of Education
    • Athens Campus, Gwinnett Campus, and Online
      The MEd in Learning, Design, and Technology program prepares graduate students to be skilled practitioners and leaders in technology-enhanced education for K-12 schools.
    • Griffin Campus and Online
      Graduates of this state flagship unit take on roles within career and technical education.
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
    • Athens Campus
      Graduates of this state flagship unit take on roles within career and technical education. The Master of Arts for Teachers degree is designed for those who are not certified to teach in a career and technical education instructional field.
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Science
  • Education Specialist
    • Gwinnett Campus and Athens Campus
      Enroll in this online program to earn an advanced degree and certificate upgrade in school library media or instructional technology while continuing your career.
    • Athens Campus
      As the flagship unit for Georgia on workforce research and education, this specialist program prepares graduates to take on roles within career and technical education.
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    • Athens Campus
      This PhD program prepares students for advanced scholarly inquiry related to the design, development, and evaluation of effective interactive learning environments.
    • Athens Campus
      Delve into the field of workforce education with coursework and a dissertation that will prepare you for research, scholarship, and policy development positions.
  • Doctor of Education
    • Athens Campus and Griffin Campus
      The EdD in Workforce Education prepares students for leadership, university teaching, and other roles in career and technical education.
  • Non-Degree Programs
  • Certificates
    • Most of your fellow students will be practicing teachers. This provides you with an excellent opportunity to gain a new set of colleagues, to compare professional experiences, and to develop personal relationships. • The UGA Griffin Campus is located 40 miles south of Atlanta in Griffin, Georgia and plays host to several of the university's programs.
    • This certificate teaches powerful ways to integrate technology into your own teaching practice by working with world-class faculty, all from the convenience of an online graduate certificate taken in five courses.
  • Non-Degree Certifications
    • Athens Campus
      This UGA New Teacher Institute (PACTE-NTI) program is for candidates seeking initial certification in career and technical education. You may take it as post-baccalaureate or professional learning units (PLU), and primarily serves healthcare science and trade and industrial educators.
  • Endorsements
    • This endorsement will qualify you to teach K-12 online classes in Georgia. Learn from experts in online instruction to become a leader in this evolving format.

RAIL program

Research for the Advancement of Innovative Learning (RAIL) was formed to bring educational innovation to the masses. Our current projects cover robotics, forest research studies, and STEM education.

Real-world lessons

Professor John Mativo is working with students and volunteers to bring modern solutions to a rural village in India. Their sustainable innovations benefit both the residents and the students' future careers.

STEM education

Thanks to public-private partnerships around the world, we are developing innovative curricula and teaching it to educators, preparing the next generation of learners.

Support our programs

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.

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Latest News

A summer's swim into learning

September 9, 2016
Camp DIVE gives kids the chance to rethink how they see a classroom

Amazing Student: Lenie George

June 21, 2016
Doctoral student Lenie George gets to offer professional development on how to integrate technology within the classroom in meaningful ways.

Mission complete! Robotics competition lands successfully for 2nd year

June 6, 2016
RAIL Robotics Competition sends 28 Barrow County students on a 'mission' to Mars.

Upcoming Events


Fall 2017 Deadline to Submit Pre-Application Essays for COST Program

Submit your pre-application essay by Nov. 1 to be considered for the fall 2017 COST program.


Fall 2016 Graduation Convocation

Come celebrate the Fall 2016 graduating class!


IDD@UGA (Instructional Design and Development)

This two-day professional conference showcases innovative instructional design and development (IDD) projects and digital learning for adult professional education, including corporate, industry, government, professional continuing education (e.g., medical), and higher education.

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