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UNT has a proven track record in online delivery and has been teaching students online for nearly 30 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
  • Zoom and Microsoft Teams

Learning Technology Learned/Used

  • UNT Instructure (Canvas)
  • Webinar Tools: Zoom and Microsoft Teams
  • Data and Cloud Technology: File Sharing, File Servers, Social Media, and more.

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.

Core Courses, 12 hours

Foundation Courses, 12 hours

Deficiency Courses

If required to level into the MS, credit does not count toward degree total:

Program Tracks

Students must complete one of the program tracks listed below

Artificial Intelligence

As a strand within the Masters of Science Degree in Learning Technologies, the AI track focuses on the applications of AI in education and learning analytics. The AI track consists of four core courses: Foundations of AI in Learning Analytics (LTEC 5701), Applications of AI in Learning Analytics (LTEC 5702), AI technologies for Learning and Performance (LTEC 5703), and Ethical, Social and Cultural Impacts of AI (LTEC 5704). Students will learn how to translate highly technical information in ways that others can understand in order to carry out their jobs.

Students take the following four (4) courses:

Offered in the fall semester beginning Fall 2021

Offered in the spring semester beginning Spring 2022

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 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.

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.

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.

Workforce Leadership & Development 

Students complete four (4) of the following:

Project Management in Workforce Performance

Student take Project Management then choose 3 of the remaining.

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 940-565-2445) for assistance with filing your degree plan. 


Information about session or semester registration may be found at If you have registration issues, contact the Registrar's Information Counter by calling 940-565-2111 or visiting Eagle Student Services Center (ESSC) Room 147.

To register for the program, complete the form found on the departmental advising office ( or 940-565-2445) if you require degree plan changes due to registration issues or have other problems the Registrar cannot help resolve.

Financial Aid

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