Discovery Park, Room G150
3940 N. Elm Street
Denton, TX 76203-0530
Web site: www.lt.unt.edu
Mike Spector, Chair
Learning technologies continue to change the face of education and training internationally, nationally, regionally and statewide. The degree programs of the Department of Learning Technologies (formerly in the College of Education) are nationally and internationally known for preparing future educators and technology professionals to advance knowledge of technology tools and their applications. Faculty members within the department continue this leadership role through scholarship, grant acquisition, teaching and service activities.
Learning technologies graduates play key roles in a wide variety of educational and business settings such as principals of schools, technology coordinators, web designers and developers, technical consultants, higher education faculty, instructional designers, and researchers. Their impact on learning technologies will continue to evolve and expand over the next few decades. The vision of the learning technologies department is to provide students with knowledge and experience that add value to learning technologies through research, product development, and application of current tools to solving educational problems.
Advising on courses, programs and related questions is available through the department office, Discovery Park, Room G150; 940-565-2445; firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are encouraged to contact their advisors each term/semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. All students should have an approved degree audit on file as early as possible, but not later than the beginning of the final 30 hours of courses. See individual programs below for more information. Calls and visits by prospective students also are welcomed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Applied technology and performance improvement
The undergraduate program of study prepares students for careers in education, business, industry and government and leads to a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences with a major in applied technology and performance improvement.
Students may select programs of study in one of three career tracks: learning technology, computer technology or performance technology.
Students planning teaching careers in career and technical education may complete the program of study for the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences with an emphasis in one of three certification areas. The three career and technical education certification programs are Health Science Education, Marketing Education, and Trade and Industrial Education.
To fulfill the certification requirements, students must complete the required number of courses for the certificate, the number of hours of work experience required for the certificate, pass the reading and writing portions of the THEA (with scores of 230 and 220, respectively), and teach at least one year on a probationary teaching certificate in an approved career and technical education program at the secondary school level (grades 8–12).
Students who plan to obtain teacher certification in any of the career and technical education certification programs should contact a faculty advisor in the department before taking any course work to ensure that they have the necessary qualifications to complete the career and technical education teacher certification program and to complete the required statement of qualifications form.
Students planning careers in business, industry, education and government in computer technology or performance technology may complete the program of study for the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences with one of numerous areas of emphasis. The area of emphasis is chosen in consultation with an academic advisor.
The BAAS is appropriate for students who desire to complete a baccalaureate degree after completing an occupational specialization program in a community college or four-year institution. The BAAS provides an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree for students who were enrolled in or who have graduated from an applied technology program.
Computer education and cognitive systems
The program in computer education and cognitive systems offers a minor in computer education, as well as a number of elective and service courses designed to enhance the preparation of classroom teachers and corporate professionals by providing opportunities for them to learn about and integrate technology.