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Several program certificates are available
+ Distance, Distributed and Virtual Learning
" Emerging Technologies
" Instructional Systems Design
+ Technology Integration
+ Technology and Autism
+ Technology and Cognition
" Web Development and Management
* SBEC Certification
For more information, call 940-565-
2057 or visit http://lt.unt.edu/masters/cecs_
program_details for MS program information or
http://lt.unt.edu/cecs_certification for program
Program Certificates in Applied Technology &
The Department of Learning Technologies
offers students a Master of Science or a Master of
Education in Applied Technology & Performance
Improvement (ATPI). Both are 100% Internet-
based degrees: there are no on-campus classroom
The Master of Science degree with a
major in Applied Technology and Performance
Improvement is designed for those professionals
who are seeking careers in the field of training and
development. The 36-hour program consists of
coursework in needs analysis and training analysis,
introduction to training and development,
facilitation skills, research, diversity,, curriculum
theory, and program evaluation. This degree is
Several certificates are also available that
The mission of the program is to establish
a learning community of professionals who are
committed to high standards of people and
organizational development through effective
education and training of the world's workforce.
Basic Corporate Training Certificate consists of
12 hours (four courses). The Advanced Corporate
Training Certificate requires completion of
the basic requirements with a GPA of 3.0
and six additional credit hours (two courses).
Work experience in corporate training and
development must be submitted in order to
obtain the certificate once the coursework has
been completed. These courses will be offered via
the Internet on a rotating basis. Courses taken
as part of the Basic and Advanced Corporate
Training Certificate program can be utilized
for the Master of Science degree in Applied
Technology and Performance Improvement.
Certificate titles include Basic Corporate Training
and Advanced Corporate Training. Professional
Certificate requires a bachelor's degree and one
year of approved wage-earning experience in
the area of corporate training and development.
An internship is required of those without
experience. Courses taken as part of the Basic
and Advanced Corporate Training Certificate
program can be utilized for the Master of Science
in Applied Technology, Training & Development.
Certificate titles include Advanced Corporate
Training and Corporate Training, Digital
Content Management. For more information see
Career and Technical Education Certification
UNT assists teachers in completing
certification requirements; however the State
Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) makes
the final decision on all teacher certification in the
State of Texas. In most cases this decision is made
after completion of a minimum one- year teaching
internship. UNT only makes a recommendation
for certification to the SBEC; SBEC makes the
final decision. For more information, see http://
COI PhD Programs
* Interdisciplinary Information Science PhD
* Doctor of Philosophy with a major in
+ Doctor of Education or Doctor of
Philosophy with a major in applied
technology & performance improvement
The Toulouse Graduate School has
announced new Academic Achievement
Scholarship guidelines. The scholarship is a
one-year $1,000 tuition scholarship, beginning
during the fall semester only, that allows both
international and non-resident recipients to
pay Texas resident tuition during the term of
scholarship. If all scholarship requirements are
met, the student will automatically receive a
one-time renewal of the scholarship. For more
information, contact http://www.tsgs.unt.edu/
Other Types of Training
Developing leadership skills is another
approach to growth and self-improvement.
Following are suggestions for obtaining training
in the area.
Leadership Development Institutes for
The TALL Texans Program is designed
for Texas Library Association members.
The participants are mid-career library and
information science practitioners (degreed and
non-degreed) who are currently employed in the
field and have at least five years of experience in
a professional level position in library and/or
information science. In addition to highly trained
facilitators for the institute, top library directors
and administrators also serve as mentors for the
participants. In addition to a week of intensive
training, scheduled in the summers, participants
will continue leadership development activities.
There will be a two-year commitment on the part
of each participant through a Personal Action
Agenda, which will begin at the Institute with the
aid of a mentor.
Each year, 25 of those who apply are
selected for the TALL Texans Institute. The
cost for instruction, room, board, and related
planned activities is $650. Participants are
encouraged to seek funding to defray costs.
Employing institutions may be willing to fund
or partially fund participants, as well as local
Friends or other groups. A number of TLA units
also make funds available. See http://www.txla.
org/.q=node/1084 for additional information.
Other library associations that sponsor
leadership institutes include: California (Eureka!
Leadership Program), Virginia, and Mountain
ALA Emerging Leaders Program is a
leadership development program which enables
new library workers from across the country
to participate in problem-solving work groups,
network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA
structure, and have an opportunity to serve the
profession in a leadership capacity. The program
kicks off with a daylong session during the ALA
Midwinter Meeting. Afterward, it grows and
develops in an online learning and networking
environment for six months. The program
culminates with a poster session presentation to
display the results of the project planning work
of each group at the ALA Annual Conference.
Those who apply must be under 35 years of age
or be a new library professional of any age with
fewer than 5 years of experience at a professional
or paraprofessional level in a library, be able to
attend both ALA conferences, work virtually in
between the two conferences, and be prepared
to commit to service on an ALA committee,
taskforce or workgroups, or your state or
local library organization upon completion of
program. Seventy-five of those who apply are
chosen each year. See http://www.ala.org/ala/
for additional information. See also "Emerging
Leaders: Pointing to the Future,"' American
Libraries, September/October, 2011, pp. 56-57.
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