The College of Information at the University of North Texas is constantly evolving to meet rapid technological advances in information sciences, learning technologies and linguistics. The college operates within a nexus of learning, research, information and technology to facilitate the creation and assimilation of knowledge, innovation and performance.
The knowledge and skills you gain while pursuing your degree help you thrive in any education, research, medical, law or corporate setting.
Our college's accolades include:
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, the Department of Library and Information Sciences and the unit of Linguistics. Each area features faculty members who are recognized as experts in their fields and are involved in innovative research areas, such as:
Our research centers and laboratories provide you the resources and facilities needed for furthering your studies. Faculty members in the college have obtained research grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Science Foundation and other national and state agencies. The research centers include the following:
Empowers scholars to make evidence-based decisions that optimize learning and performance systems.
Conducts research and implements best practices in teaching and learning with technology.
Brings together scholars from multiple disciplines to investigate and consult on technology practices that enhance organizational and workplace effectiveness.
Facilitates, develops and conducts research and evaluations among industry, education and government focused on learning technology.
This department's programs provide you 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:
This certificate is available from the Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism, the Department of Library and Information Sciences and the Department of Learning Technologies. This 18-credit-hour program provides you written, visual and technical competencies required to successfully communicate in modern environments.Program certificates in Learning Technologies
These certificates include:
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.
The department continues to meet the ever-changing needs of the information and knowledge profession.
Programs prepare information professionals to work in a variety of roles and application settings, including various information agencies and all types of libraries.
In addition, the master's program can prepare you to pursue study in the theoretical development of information science. Our graduates serve as intermediaries between information and information seekers, as well as serve in crucial roles involving sophisticated technological tools.
School librarian certificate
If you have at least two years of teaching experience, you can pursue this certificate by completing the 21-credit-hour program, a master's degree and a state certification exam. The certification courses are available completely online.
Graduate academic certificates
These certificates typically require 12 credit hours of course work and provide conceptual understanding and technical proficiency in a specific field of study. Certificates are available in:
A post-master's (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-credit-hour program provides you written, visual and technical competencies required to successfully communicate in modern environments.
The programs in Linguistics prepare you for a variety of challenging careers, including those in government, education, law, bioinformatics and natural language processing. Because Linguistics provides the skills to analyze language, companies such as Microsoft, Google, Apple and others are eager to hire students with degrees in Linguistics.
Our graduates play key roles in education and business settings, such as:
UNT is one of the few linguistics programs in the country that offers regular courses in the linguistic analysis of poetry and prose.
Our master's programs also serve as an excellent foundation for doctoral studies in Linguistics and other language-related fields.
Graduate Academic Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
This certificate provides the basic background and skills for teachers of ESL or English as a foreign language with 160 student-teacher contact hours, including at least 40 contact hours of practicum. All of the 5000-level courses taken for the certificate may also count toward either M.A. degree. This program doesn't lead to teacher certification for Texas public schools.
Teacher Certification in ESL
You can attain Texas Teacher Certification in ESL with additional course work from the College of Education and successful completion of the certification process.