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- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- Bachelor’s grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher overall, or bachelor’s GPA of 3.0 or higher on the last 60 hours, or completed master’s degree GPA of 3.4 or higher.
- Scores on the department-administered placement test and/or the GRE (verbal, quantitative and analytical writing) may be used in assessing a student’s application for admission to the program. Contact the department for more information.
- At least two letters of recommendation from individuals who can give evidence of the candidate’s critical thinking ability to engage in graduate studies. The recommendations should also address the candidate’s ability to work independently and in groups.
- Resume or curriculum vitae that includes the candidate’s previous work or educational experiences.
- A personal statement from the candidate stating his or her career goals and rationale for applying to the learning technologies program and a brief description of his or her career and research expectations with regard to work and further education. The personal statement should link goals to relevant educational experiences and strengths; a description of critical thinking and writing abilities; and a summary of technology skills.
This degree is a comprehensive program with options to prepare individuals for positions in both education and industry related to learning, instructional and educational technology. Options include instructional systems design, instructional systems, instructional systems technology, and teaching and learning with technology. Theoretical foundations in cognition and systems as well as instructional technology processes are expanded through applications in distance education, instructional systems, multimedia development, and instructional systems development.
This degree is a 36-hour program. Requirements include a core of 12 hours and 12 hours of foundation courses. Selection of one of the program tracks is also required to reach the 36 hours required for the degree.
Foundation courses, 12 hours
Program track, 12 hours
Students must complete one of the program tracks listed below.
Instructional systems technology
Instructional systems design
Teaching and learning with technology
If required to level into the MS. Credit does not count toward degree total:
Technology teacher certification (not currently accepting students)
Learning Technologies: State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) in Technology
This program track offers preparatory courses for the following State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) technology certification exams. To receive a barcode for these exams through the University of North Texas, students must successfully complete the courses listed for each test:
Technology Applications certification (8–12)
Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES): Technology Applications certification (8–12):
Technology Applications certification (EC–12)
TExES: Technology Applications certification (EC–12):
Only teachers who already have initial teacher certification are eligible for the above technology certifications.