Several laboratories and research centers provide you the resources and facilities needed for in-depth study in information science, library science and learning technology. These centers have successfully obtained research grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Science Foundation.
Examines how 3D environments impact learning and how such technology can be deployed into educational settings to engage or immerse the student in learning situations.
Creates digital designs for learning that are systematically studied for their effectiveness in capturing studentsí imaginations and improving learning in various settings.
Serves doctoral students and faculty members in educational computing, instructional technology and technology-based learning systems.
Empowers scholars to make evidence-based decisions that optimize learning and performance systems.
Allows students and faculty members to share research experiences and can be a consulting resource for the community. Students and faculty members use advanced statistical software for their research methodology and analysis.
Conducts research and implements best practices in teaching and learning with technology. Its instruments and online data collection systems have gathered data from thousands of educators in recent years.
Focuses on cross-language information access, multimedia retrieval, information filtering, social network analysis and user interaction issues. Researchers also help solve problems related to digital libraries, knowledge management, biomedical informatics, education and information seeking behavior.
Supports individuals with autism spectrum disorders through technology and academic tools.
Brings together scholars from multiple disciplines to investigate and consult on technology practices that enhance organizational and workplace effectiveness.
Facilitates and conducts research; develops and evaluates collaborations among industry, education and educational communities; and serves as a focal point where instructional technology can be created and adapted for integration into the educational programs.
Offers opportunities for scholars to explore the ways humans interact at the moment of image and meaning.
The College of Information at the University of North Texas is constantly evolving to meet the rapid technological advances in information-retrieval systems and instructional technologies. The knowledge and skills you gain while pursuing your degree help you thrive in any education, research, medical, law or corporate setting.
Our collegeís accolades include:
We are also members of the iSchools organization, a collection of information schools dedicated to advancing the field and that share a fundamental interest in the relationship among information, people and technology. This partnership opens many opportunities for our students to be trained in research from world renowned scholars.
Flexible class schedules — with course work offered onsite, online and in blended course formats — allow you to better balance classes with full-time or part-time employment.
Our college consists of the Department of Learning Technologies and the Department of Library and Information Sciences. Each department features faculty members who are recognized as experts in their fields and are involved in innovative research areas such as:
This departmentís programs provide you with the knowledge and experience needed to use and improve learning technologies through research, product development and applying current tools to solve educational problems. The programs are nationally and internationally known for helping future educators and technology professionals understand technology tools and their applications.
Our graduates play key roles in education and business settings as:
The Master of Education degree is for professionals in the career and technical education field.
The Master of Science degree is for professionals seeking careers in training and development.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree readies you for a career as a scholar and researcher.
The Master of Science degree enables you to specialize in teaching and learning with technology or instructional design and systems technology. Concentrations are available in:
This degree program is also offered as an Accelerated Online Program that can be completed in as few as 14 months.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree focuses on defining, understanding and expanding the synergy of technology and learning/instructional systems theory.
If you have a bachelorís or masterís degree, you can take 12 semester hours of online graduate courses that help you qualify for the career and technical education state teaching certification in marketing, trade and industrial education, health science technology education, and career investigation or career connections. The credits earned can be used toward an undergraduate or graduate degree.
You may receive a basic corporate training or advanced corporate training certificate online from the Applied Technology and Performance Improvement program. This certificate may provide occupational advancement.
This department provides resources, research and services for education and leadership to the library and information community. It also prepares information professionals to serve the state, region and global community.
In the Master of Science program, you may pursue programs of study in a variety of areas:
The Doctor of Philosophy degree prepares you to contribute to the advancement and evaluation of the information society as an administrator, researcher or educator. It provides approaches to solving information problems from the Mayborn School of Journalism, the College of Visual Arts and Design, and the departments of:
In Texas, if you have at least two years of classroom teaching experience, you can pursue school librarian certification by completing the 21-semester-hour program, a masterís degree and a state certification examination. The certification courses are available completely online.
Graduate academic certificates, which typically require 12 semester hours of course work, provide conceptual understanding and technical proficiency in the specific field of study. Certificates are available in:
A post-masterís (sixth-year) program leading to a certificate of advanced study enables you to seek further specialization in digital image management, rural librarianship or health informatics.
A certificate in Interactive and Virtual Digital Communication is available from the Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism, the Department of Library and Information Sciences and the Department of Learning Technologies. This 18-semester-hour academic certificate provides students written, visual and technical competencies required to successfully communicate in modern environments.