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    1 Perfect Choice for Your MS in Learning Technologies!

    The Master's program prepares graduates for dynamic roles in Instructional Technology and Learning Technologies in both academic and corporate settings.

      Unique Program Delivery Offerings
      Accelerated Normal
    36 hours, 12 courses
    100% online
    Career and Technical Education Track
    Evaluation and Research Track
    Instructional Systems Track
    Instructional Systems Design Track
    Instructional Systems Technology Track
    Project Management
    Teaching and Learning with Technology Track
    Team Science
    Workforce Leadership
    Degree completion possible within 14 months*  
    Degree completion possible within 24 months**  
    *Assumes that a student is taking at least 9 hours each semester
    **Assumes that a student is taking at least 6 hours each semester

    Additional Details

    Program Information

    The 36-semester-hour program, available online, is designed for students to gain a foundation in learning, instruction, and educational technologies to enhance and deliver the learning experience using technology. Courses focus on the study, analysis, design and integration of the use of technology to deliver instruction in various settings. In addition to the Master of Science (MS) degree, Program Certificate Add-Ons are available with 9 to 12 hours of study.

    Graduates of the program are prepared for dynamic roles in both academic and corporate settings. Learning Technology is widely used in both of these environments today. This program provides tracks in Career and Technical Education (CTE), Evaluation and Research (ER), Instructional Systems (IS), Instructional Systems Design (ISD), Instructional Systems Technology (IST), Project Management (PM), Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT), Team Science (TS), and Workforce Leadership (WFL).

    The flexibility of online courses let you progress at your own pace, with course schedules and mentoring services designed to help you balance work, school, and home life. Whether you prefer to move forward quickly or take your time, you will get an advanced education, giving your career the momentum it needs to move forward.

    Both faculty and students are widely published in leading journals and are active and visible participants in AACE, ACTER, AECT, AERA, AHRD, ISPI, and ISTE as well as other organizations. Our faculty currently hold over $3 million in funded contracts and federal grants. UNT faculty are nationally known for their experience and insights into how Learning Technologies are changing the way education, learning, and training is created and delivered.

    Each of the courses in the program is designed to deliver upward mobility in your career and guide you toward a more successful future. Career opportunities include Instructional Designer, Manager of Learning Technologies, Instructional Systems Implementer, Course and Training Systems Designer, Support Specialist for Learning Management and Cyberinfrastructure Systems, and more. The MS degree also serves as a bridge for students into a PhD in Learning Technologies.

    The program prepares students to work in settings where they can:

    • design courseware and media products to support teaching, learning, and training.
    • design and manage instructional systems and cyberinfrastructures.
    • develop instructional systems design plans and implementations.
    • analyze then solve educational and instructional technology issues.

    During their coursework, students work collaboratively and individually as participants and practitioners to identify and solve instructional and educational questions and issues. They will use a variety of technologies to assist them in the construction of learning technologies that are delivered in a variety of ways: e-learning, technology-based learning environments, distributed learning paradigms, computer-mediated communication, and telecommunications. Graduates of the program will:

    • be able to create instructional systems for learners based on knowledge of human information processing.
    • be able to describe the principles, theories, applications, and current trends in instructional and educational technology and predict the impact of these theories and trends on newer technologies.
    • demonstrate the ability to select and use appropriate forms of technology (desktop publishing, learning management systems, multimedia, social media, and video technology) to enhance teaching and learning.

    UNT’s Learning Technologies degree measures up well when compared to other online programs. Affordable in-state and out-of-state tuition makes it a great value; and with the ability to graduate in as little as fourteen months, you can reach your goals faster.

    For more information contact: | (940) 565-4470 | (877) 275-7547 (toll free)

    Accelerated and Normal Delivery Offerings

    The MS in Learning Technologies is offered in two unique delivery formats. The chart on this page provides a comparison for the accelerated and the normal semester delivery. Both offerings are 100% online and require 12 courses for 36 hours of course work to complete the degree and graduate.

    Normal Semester Offering

    The normal delivery offers courses four times a year during the fall and spring 16-week semesters and during the 3-week and 10-week summer terms. Students can select any of the specialty tracks in the MS degree program. The time to complete the degree taking 3-6 hours per semester is 24-36 months and taking 9 hours per semester is 18 months.

    Accelerated Offering

    The accelerated delivery provides five course start times a year. Courses are offered in a combination of 3-, 8-, 10-, and 16-week formats to facilitate rapid degree completion while ensuring student mastery of instructional content. Students can select any of the specialty tracks in the MS degree program. Students that can maintain the accelerated course sequence can complete course work in 14 months and graduate at the end of the semester they finish.

    Contact Lynne Cagle Cox at (940) 565-4470 or email for more information.

    Program Tracks

    Career and Technical Education Track

    The Career and Technical Education (CTE) track is designed for students pursuing a CTE teaching certificate and would like to extend their studies to earn a Master’s degree. Please be advised that the graduate level courses for certification may be used on a Master of Science degree plan; however, the certification process and the Master's degree process are separate entities. Graduates of the CTE track work as CTE teachers in health science, trade and industrial, or marketing fields.

    Evaluation and Research Track

    The Evaluation and Research (ER) track prepares students for advanced studies and evaluation of training events, projects, and programs. The introduction and practice of research includes completion of a literature review, development a research study proposal, completion of the research study, and interpretation and reporting of the results. Evaluation centers on the Kirkpatrick Four Levels of Training Evaluation and other leading processes. Students build an evaluation plan for an education or training event, including on-the-job training. Graduates of the Evaluation and Research track continue their education by seeking a PhD or other professional or terminal degree and serve as evaluators for grants, organizations, and other academic, non-profit, governmental, or corporate settings.

    Instructional Systems

    The Instructional Systems (IS) track provides theoretical and research foundations, tools, and experience focused on instructional systems. Students are immersed in creating, managing, and evaluating instructional systems. They demonstrate these competencies throughout their coursework on using different systems, technologies, and media in various applications. Graduates of the IS track are prepared to work in educational and instructional technology areas as developers of instructional design and media projects, processes and outcomes in corporate, higher education, K-20 and other instructional and training environments.

    Instructional Systems Design

    The Instructional Systems Design (ISD) program track is for professionals entering the area of instructional systems design. Instructional systems design is the practice of maximizing the effectiveness, efficiency, and appeal of instruction and other learning experiences. The process consists of determining the current state and needs of the learner, defining the end goal of instruction, and creating instruction to assist in the transition. The process is informed by pedagogically-tested theories of learning. Graduates of the ISD track are prepared to work as instructional systems designers in academic or corporate settings.

    Instructional Systems Technology

    The Instructional Systems Technology (IST) track expands on the Instructional Systems track by focusing on systems and technology used in the delivery of learning. Graduates of the IST track are prepared to work in the same areas as the IS track as well as become directors, managers, or developers of learning systems technology. Students demonstrate these competencies throughout their course work on different systems, technologies, and media in various applications. Graduates work in corporate, higher education, K-20, and other instructional and training environments.

    Project Management Track

    The Project Management (PM) track is designed for those professionals who are seeking careers in the field of training and development, organization development, project management, and performance improvement. Students explore and apply concepts from diversity, interpersonal skills, organization development, evaluation, and project management. Courses reinforce leadership and assessment skills necessary to lead training projects and teams. Graduates work as project managers, supervisors, and training coordinators.

    Teaching and Learning with Technology

    Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) is designed for educational professionals serving in administrative, teaching, or research capacities in a variety of educational settings. This track focuses on theoretical foundations, technology skills, technology integration strategies for teaching and learning, active research, innovations in technology, and paradigms for effective online delivery assessment. The degree emphasizes application-oriented technology skills that are valuable for independent study and research, classroom teaching, and personal and professional projects. Graduates of the TLT track are prepared to work with the latest educational technologies and effectively use learning technology to improve teaching and learning. This program track enables professionals to select and evaluate appropriate technology tools based on the needs of students and curricula. The TLT track specifically builds skill sets that empower you to work in educational positions in K-20 and higher education.

    Team Science

    Team Science (TS) is a multidisciplinary field that concentrates on the interpersonal, intrapersonal, organizational, physical environmental, technological, societal, and political contextual factors in the workplace. Team Science touches on the collaborative functioning of teams and small groups in the workplace, often involving cross-disciplinary and cross-functional groups. This track will study the antecedent conditions, collaborative processes, and outcomes associated with teams and small groups. Topics studied within this track include: group dynamics, team processes, leadership, team leadership, team training, team evaluation, team cognition, intergroup conflict, change theory, complexity leadership theory, decision making / problem solving skills, and systems thinking - along with a preview of the technologies used to support teams and small groups in the workplace.

    Workforce Leadership

    The Workforce Leadership (WFL) track is designed for individuals seeking careers in leadership development, human resource development (HRD), entrepreneurial management, and workforce development. Individuals who earn this degree are eligible for career opportunities in the corporate sector as well as public and not-for-profit organizations. Students will become adept to different theories, concepts, strategies, processes, and interventions to implement change and improve performance in organizational settings. The curriculum covers core competencies needed to prepare students for positions in various leadership and managerial roles, including, training/learning and development directors, organization development managers, HRD professionals, entrepreneurs, and consultants in both private and public sectors.

    Program Certificate Add-ons

    The following program certificates are available:

    • Distance, Distributed, and Virtual Learning
    • Emerging Technologies
    • Instructional Systems Design
    • Technology Integration
    • Technology and Cognition
    • Web Development and Management

    Be sure to talk with an advisor to ensure you have the correct courses in your degree plan if you need to take additional courses.

    Admissions Process

    The College of Information uses rolling admissions at the master’s level, so applications to the Master of Science in Learning Technologies are accepted at any time. The Office of Admissions & Advising in the College of Information is here to help you get admitted to UNT and design your MS in Learning Technologies plan of studies. If you have submitted a complete application and have not been contacted, please contact | (940) 565-4470 | (877) 275-7547 (toll free).

    Step 1. Apply to UNT's Toulouse Graduate School

    You must be admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School before enrolling in the accelerated online program.

    • Submit your application at and choose the "Learning Technologies, MS" in the degree plan list. Make sure you confirm that you are applying for the Accelerated Online Program when prompted.
    • Pay the $75 application fee, which can be submitted through
    • Request an official transcript of your records from each college or university that you have attended and have them sent to the Toulouse Graduate School. Submit documents to:
      University of North Texas
      Toulouse Graduate School
      1155 Union Circle #305459 (USPS)
      1147 Union Circle, ESSC Room 354 (UPS/FedEx)
      Denton, TX 76203
      Phone: 940.565.2383
      Fax: 940.565.2414
    • The Toulouse Graduate School will review transcripts to verify minimum GPA requirements of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of a bachelor's degree, a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA, or a 3.5 GPA on a completed master's degree. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be reviewed on an individual basis.
    • Scores on a department-administered placement test and/or the GRE or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) may be used in assessing a student’s application for admission to the program.
      • If you meet the specified GPA requirement, you will not be required to submit test scores.
      • If you do not meet the specified GPA requirement, you can enroll in the program under a provisional acceptance and may be required to submit test scores or maintain a B average in the first 12 hours of graduate coursework.
    • You will be notified of your acceptance to the graduate school by mail and through

    Step 2. Apply to the UNT College of Information

    Submit the following documents to the Department of Learning Technologies

    • Two recommendations (use the following form Adobe PDF) to be printed out and completed by each reference from individuals who can give evidence of your critical thinking ability to engage in graduate studies and your ability to work independently and in groups. Recommenders may be supervisors or professors.
    • A resume or curriculum vitae that outlines your previous work and/or educational experiences.
    • A personal statement from you stating your overall career goal and a brief description of your professional goals with regard to work and further education. The personal statement should link your goals to relevant educational experiences and strengths; a description of your critical thinking and writing abilities; and a summary of your technology skills.

    Admission of International Students

    • Applicants who do not hold either U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident alien status should apply to the UNT International Admissions Office.
    • An international applicant's bachelor's degree should be equivalent to a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree.
    • All documents should be submitted at least six months before enrollment date.
    • Click here for the International Student Admissions Checklist (PDF)

    Step 3. Check Status Online.

    There are two ways to check your application status:

    To check if your transcripts and entrance exam scores have been submitted:

    The Toulouse Graduate School will send you an email and pin number to check online at You will need to activate your EUID with the pin number and click on Admissions Status.

    To check if your supporting documents (essay, resume, letters of recommendation) have been submitted:

    Email your full name and UNT Student ID to Enter "Application Status Update" as well as your name and UNT Student ID in the email subject line.

    Visit the Registrar.s website for more information on course registration dates and payment deadlines:

    • Normal MS LT: Select the appropriate semester.
    • Accelerated MS LT: Select the appropriate semester and then select "Accelerated Online Program".
    How will my Application be processed:

    When all of the items from Step 1 and Step 2 above have been received, your application will be considered complete and a decision regarding your admission to our program for the following semester, or the semester you have requested, will be made.

    • You will be contacted regarding your plans to enroll in the next available course(s).
    • If your application is not complete, you will be notified in an email of any outstanding items missing from your application.
    • Once you have been accepted to the program, you will receive a welcome email that outlines the details of starting the program.
    • We are holding a place for you, but you still need to register for your course(s) and pay your tuition and fees.
    • All registration at UNT is done via the Internet by logging in to myUNT, UNT.s online portal. Through this portal, you can register for classes, view your schedule or tuition bill, and make payments. Also check the Registration and Schedule of Classes located on the UNT Registrar.s webpage.
    • Verify that your computer hardware and software is up-to-date.

    Financial Aid

    Students should visit for details on Financial Aid and the application process.


    UNT has a proven track record in online delivery and has been teaching students online for nearly thirty years. The MS degree is one a few in the U.S. that is aligned with the International Society for Technology in Education.s (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards (NETS). You.ll learn how technology helps us learn and discover how to create your own online courses, implement learning technologies theory and practice, and more. And you.ll do it all from the convenience of your own home. Or the local coffee shop. Or the commuter train. No matter where you are, this degree is designed to help you get where you want to be.

    Primary Tools Learned/Used

    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • Adobe Design Creative Suite (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro)
    • and more.

    Learning Technology Learned/Used

    • LMS: Blackboard, Moodle, and others
    • Webinar Tools: Adobe Connect, Go To Training, Skype, Google Hangouts, and others
    • Data and Cloud Technology: File Sharing, File Servers, Social Media Tools
    • and more.

    The 36 hours of course work includes 24 hours of core/foundations, 12 hours of specific track and electives depending on the program tracks.

    Core/Foundation Courses (24 hours)

    • LTEC 5030 (3 hrs) Foundations of Learning Technologies
    • LTEC 5300 (3 hrs) Learning and Cognition
    • LTEC 5220 (3 hrs) Multimedia in Technology Applications
    • LTEC 5610 (3 hrs) Analysis of Research in Learning Technologies
    • LTEC 5210 (3 hrs) Instructional Systems Design I
    • LTEC 5200 (3 hrs) New Technologies of Instruction
    • LTEC 5510 (3 hrs) Technology Based Learning Environments
    • LTEC 5580 (3 hrs) Readings Seminar in Learning Technologies

    Track Specific Courses (12 hours)

    Career and Technical Education

    This program track requires the completion of:

    • LTEC 5110 (3 hrs) Curriculum Design and Instructional Resources
    • LTEC 5120 (3 hrs) Demonstrating Effective Presentation Skills
    • LTEC 5130 (3 hrs) Roles and Responsibilities of Career and Technical Education Professionals
    • LTEC 5140 (3 hrs) Developing Work-Based Experiences in Career and Technical Education

    Evaluation and Research

    This program track requires the completion of:

    • LTEC 5320 (3 hrs) Contemporary Issues in Workforce Learning and Performance
    • LTEC 6181 (3 hrs) Evaluation and Accountability in Applied Technology and Training
    • LTEC 5340 (3 hrs) Capstone I in Workforce Learning and Performance
    • LTEC 5360 (3 hrs) Capstone 2 in Workforce Learning and Performance

    Instructional Systems

    This program track requires the completion of:

    • LTEC 5420 (3 hrs) Web Authoring
    • LTEC 5570 (3 hrs) Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Computing
    • LTEC 5400 (3 hrs) Learning Technologies Telecommunications
    • LTEC 5040 (3 hrs) Online Design and Pedagogy

    Instructional Systems Design

    This program track requires the completion of:

    • LTEC 5040 (3 hrs) Online Design and Pedagogy
    • LTEC 5211 (3 hrs) Instructional Systems Design II

    And the completion of two of the following:

    Instructional Systems Technology

    This program track requires the completion of:

    • LTEC 5040 (3 hrs) Online Design and Pedagogy

    And the completion of three of the following:

    • LTEC 5421 (3 hrs) Advanced Web and Media Development
    • LTEC 5240 (3 hrs) Authoring Learning Games, Sims, and Virtual Environments
    • LTEC 5310 (3 hrs) Human-Computer Interaction
    • LTEC 5450 (3 hrs) Building Internet Information Services
    • LTEC 5460 (3 hrs) Computer Networks for Learning Environments

    Project Management

    This program track requires the completion of:

    • LTEC 5800 (3 hrs) Organization Development
    • LTEC 5800 (3 hrs) Project Management and Applied Technology Performance Improvement
    • LTEC 5470 (3 hrs) Interpersonal Skills Development
    • LTEC 6181 (3 hrs) Evaluation and Accountability in Applied Technology and Training

    Teaching and Learning with Technology

    This program track requires the completion of:

    • LTEC 5420 (3 hrs) Web Authoring
    • LTEC 5111 (3 hrs) Introduction to Video Technology
    • LTEC 5260 (3 hrs) Computer Graphics for Mediated Communications
    • LTEC 5040 (3 hrs) Online Design and Pedagogy

    Team Science

    This program track requires the completion of:

    • LTEC 6121 (3 hrs) Leadership Development in Applied Technology and Training
    • LTEC 5800 (3 hrs) Team Dynamics
    • LTEC 5800 (3 hrs) Team Cognition
    • LTEC 6181 (3 hrs) Evaluation and Accountability in Applied Technology and Training

    Workforce Leadership

    This program track requires the completion of:

    • LTEC 5100 (3 hrs) Foundation of Workforce Learning and Performance
    • LTEC 5800 (3 hrs) Organization Development
    • LTEC 5800 (3 hrs) Entrepreneurship and Performance Improvement
    • LTEC 6121 (3 hrs) Leadership Development in Applied Technology and Training

    Deficiency Courses (If required to level into the MS. Credit does not count toward degree total)

    • LTEC 5010 (3 hrs) Computer Tools for Learning
    • LTEC 5020 (3 hrs) Computers in Learning Technologies

    Degree Plan

    Students must file a degree plan within the first 12 hours of course work and after admission to the program. Once filed with the Graduate School, an electronic copy of your approved degree plan will be available to you via the MyPlanner tool (accessible through for documentation and reference purposes. Any deviations from your approved degree plan will require an official degree plan change. Contact if you have questions.

    Contact the departmental advising office ( or 940-565-4470) for assistance with filing your degree plan.