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    University of North Texas
    Dec 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Learning Technologies

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UNT Discovery Park
3940 North Elm Street, Suite G150
Denton, TX 76207

Fax: 940-565-4194

Web site:

Tandra Tyler-Wood, Chair



The Department of Learning Technologies offers course work in learning technologies; applied technology, training and development; and computer education, instructional technology and cognitive systems.

Degree programs and certifications focus on such areas as learning technologies, instructional and educational technologies, technological solutions in education, career technical education, non-traditional education, performance improvement, computer education, and applied technology.

Financial support may be available on a limited basis for research, teaching and internships. Funds vary depending on grants and other activities of the faculty in the department.


Faculty in the department have extensive research interests in the areas of learning technologies, performance technologies and computing technologies.

Faculty interests include but are not limited to instructional and educational technology, technology integration for teaching and learning, distributed learning, technology-based learning environments, social and behavioral assessment, designing effective instructional environments, computer-assisted and managed instructional environments, academic acceleration, social and emotional aspects of giftedness, artificial intelligence, multimedia, human-computer interfaces, virtual environments, mobile technology, cognitive development and information processing of traditional and special populations, utilization of technology in assessment, ethical considerations of the application of technology, statistical modeling, program evaluation, and strategies for working with adult populations.


Grants from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, Texas Education Agency, Job Training Partnership Program and other sources provide financial support to graduate students, depending on program needs. Tuition and stipend support is available for both full- and part-time students in various areas associated with learning technologies including emotional and behavior disorders, autism and autism intervention, and transition and correctional special education.

Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning

The Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning (IITTL) promotes the infusion of information technologies into daily teaching/learning practices. IITTL conducts research in the field of teaching and learning at the local, national and international levels.

Texas Center for Educational Technology

The Texas Center for Educational Technology (TCET) is designed to promote research and development collaboration among universities, school districts, the Educational Service Centers and the technology industry for the purpose of integrating the use of technology into Texas schools. Educational technology information and products are disseminated statewide via monthly publications transmitted in print and electronically. Research projects focusing on technology development, use and quality are supported.

Degree programs

The department offers the following degrees at the master’s and doctoral level:

  • Master of Science with a major in learning technologies
  • Doctor of Philosophy with a major in learning technologies

Further specialization at the master’s level is offered in career and technical education, educational/instructional media, evaluation and research, instructional systems design, instructional systems technology, interactive and virtual digital communications, project management, teaching and learning with technology, team science, and workforce leadership.

The department also supports students seeking an interdisciplinary master’s degree and an interdisciplinary doctorate with a major in information science. Additional information on these programs is available from the Toulouse Graduate School and from the Department of Information Science respectively.

Depending on the degree attained, graduates of these programs normally seek employment in business, education, industry, or military, as teachers, trainers, instructional designers, instructional systems designers and managers, program administrators, supervisory personnel, training technologists, research and evaluation specialists, and faculty at community college and university settings.

Applicants must meet requirements for admission to the Toulouse Graduate School and meet all requirements of the Department of Learning Technologies. For admission to any program in this department, the applicant should file an application portfolio with the program area of interest and schedule an interview with a program representative.

Further information

Additional information is available on the program web site (


    Master’s DegreeDoctorateTeacher Certification


      Applied Technology, Training and DevelopmentLearning Technologies

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