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, Associate 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; computerbased education; human factors; teacher professional development.
J. Michael Spector, Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Technology integration; learning in complex domains; model-based learning; program evaluation.
Scott Warren, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Indiana University. Digital learning environments; games and simulations to support literacy and learning; technologysupported 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 required to create, deliver and enhance learning experiences in a variety of contexts.
Our rigorous and accredited curriculum explores human learning and cognition, instructional design, educational tools and technologies, and computers in education as they influence learning and instruction. Armed with this knowledge and associated skills, you will be prepared for dynamic roles in instructional design and technology in academic and corporate settings.
Course work can be completed in a traditional academic environment or as part of an accelerated online program. The accelerated online program allows you to earn a degree in as few as 14 months.
We offer degree tracks in instructional systems technology, instructional systems design, and teaching and learning with technology. Some tracks have additional specializations.
The following graduate academic certificates, which can be completed in 9 to 12 semester hours, are also available:
Our program is enhanced by nationally and internationally recognized faculty members who have expertise in learning technologies and other related fields.
Instructional systems design encompasses maximizing the effectiveness, efficiency and appeal of instruction and other learning experiences. It involves determining the current state and needs of the learner, defining the end goal of instruction and creating instruction to assist in the transition.
Instructional systems technology 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 or 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.
Teaching and learning with technology 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 school systems in Texas and other universities across the country.
You need to meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School® and the following set of program requirements:
You must file a degree plan within the first 12 credit hours of course work after being admitted to the program. The degree requirements are:
All courses for the instructional systems design, instructional systems technology, and teaching and learning with technology 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 available at the Financial Aid website.