Demetria Ennis-Cole, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Kansas State University. Computer education instruction and administration; systems development; user training.
Greg Jones, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. 3-D virtual environments; games and simulations; cyber infrastructures; web authoring; distance delivery of instruction.
Gerald A. Knezek, Regents Professor; Ph.D., University of Hawaii. Technology integration; telecommunications; educational research and measurement.
Lin Lin, Assistant Professor; Ed.D., Columbia University. Instructional technology; human-machine interaction; online teaching and learning; teacher professional development.
Cathleen Norris, Regents Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Mobile technologies; computer-based education; human factors; teacher professional development.
Scott Warren, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Indiana University. Digital learning environments; games and simulations to support literacy and learning; technology-supported research methods.
Department of Learning Technologies
Discovery Park, Room G150
The Master of Science degree in Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas gives you the foundation in learning and educational technologies to create, deliver and enhance the learning experience.
Our rigorous curriculum explores human cognition, instructional design, instructional technologies and computer education and their influence on learning systems and instruction. Armed with this knowledge, you will be prepared for dynamic roles in instructional technology and educational computing in academic and corporate settings.
We offer degree tracks in instructional systems technology, instructional systems design, teaching and learning with technology, and learning and assessment technologies. Some tracks have additional specializations. Most of the necessary courses are offered entirely online, so you can balance personal, academic and work commitments.
The following graduate academic certifications, which can be completed within 9 to 12 semester hours, are also available:
Our program is enhanced by nationally and internationally recognized faculty members who have expertise in computer education and other related fields.
Instructional systems design encompasses maximizing the effectiveness, efficiency and appeal of instruction and other learning experiences. This track involves determining the current state and needs of the learner, defining the end goal of instruction and creating instruction to assist in the transition.
This track immerses you in creating, managing and evaluating instructional systems and media in various applications. Possible career paths include working as a developer, director or evaluator of instructional design projects, processes and outcomes in corporate, higher education, and other instructional and training environments.
The track offers specializations in instructional systems design and distance and distributed learning.
In this degree track, you examine the use of technology to assess and diagnose a student’s learning problem. Certification is available in this area, allowing you to help fulfill the growing need for educational diagnosticians in Texas and across the nation.
The TLT track emphasizes application-oriented technology skills that are valuable for independent study and research, classroom teaching and personal and professional projects.
Available specializations are technology integration, technology and autism, technology and brain-based learning, and emerging technologies.
To assist in the pursuit of your master’s degree, you will have access to the:
The E. Bruce Street Award brings nationally recognized individuals to campus to work with students and faculty members. It also allows for the exchange of ideas among scholars at UNT, other universities across the country and other school systems in Texas.
You need to meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School as well as a specific set of program requirements. The program requirements are:
You must file a degree plan after admission to the program and within the first 12 credit hours of course work. The degree requirements are:
All courses for the instructional systems design, instructional systems technology, teaching and learning with technology, and learning and assessment technologies tracks are available online. The instructional systems design track requires a minimum of two courses that meet face-to-face with a third optional course. For specific information about course requirements, visit our website.
Grants from organizations such as the U.S. Department of Education, the Texas Education Agency and the Job Training Partnership Program provide financial support to students. For information on these opportunities, contact the department. Information about other financial assistance programs is on the Financial Aid website.