Higher Education and Learning Technology :: Rise Up on Your Terms
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Home to one of the largest higher education programs in the country, the Department of Higher Education and Learning Technology at A&M-Commerce is committed to providing convenient, accessible course offerings designed to elevate your career. Most of our courses are available online or at one of our convenient extended university locations. Featuring one of the university’s top doctoral programs—the higher education doctoral program was the first doctorate offered by the university in 1962—the department also offers four master’s degrees, an undergraduate degree and multiple graduate certificates.
Educational Technology-Leadership is an online program designed to prepare students for leadership roles in technology integration in K-16 settings. The program focuses on designing digital learning experiences, developing a learning-centered philosophy of technology integration, communicating effectively using a variety of media, and applying research to make informed decisions for integrating technologies into teaching and learning.
The masters in Educational Technology Library Science at A&M-Commerce combines the core coursework for the masters in Educational Technology with the coursework required for School Librarian Certification in Texas. Students engage in experiential, project-and problem-based learning opportunities to create an e-portfolio of work to share with colleagues and future employers. Graduates of the program earn credentials to become certified Texas School Librarians or Library Media Specialists.
The Doctor of Education is designed for future leaders in higher education. Upon completion of the doctoral program, graduates will assume educational leadership roles in a variety of contexts. Graduates can also qualify to teach at colleges and universities.
The Master of Science in Organization, Learning & Technology (OLT) program is a multidisciplinary study of human resource development, organizational leadership, and organizational change in a variety of organizational settings. This program is particularly aimed at students and working professionals aspiring to learn or improve themselves as leaders, trainers, and organizational improvement specialists.
This certificate prepares you to work in higher educational institutions with an emphasis on students. When you complete the certificate, careers related to student affairs will be the right place for you.
This certificate program prepares you to create top-notch curricula. Once you complete this certificate, you’ll be eligible to begin your career as an instructional designer, training coach or other related path.
If you are passionate about helping organizations thrive, this certificate is for you. With this certificate, you will find a career in organization development, change management and other careers related to organization development.
The Bachelor of Science in Learning and Technology equips entry-level personnel in the field of eLearning (adult training and development) for practice in public education, private education, business, industry and non-profit organizations. Learning and technology are intertwined to develop next-generation trainers and leaders who implement technology and learning strategies across a variety of curricula and classrooms.
Higher Education and Learning Technology :: Welcome from the Department Head
Welcome from the Department Head
Greetings from the Department of Higher Education and Learning Technology! It is my pleasure to welcome you to one of the fast-growing departments in the College of Education and Human Services. Our faculty are experts in:
College readiness and information literacy
Student success and development
Equity and access
Self-directed and online learning
Underrepresented and underserved populations
Multicultural issues in student affairs
Community colleges and minority-serving institutions
Organizational behaviors and workplace engagement
Institutional research and assessment
Talent management and human capital investment
Learn alongside faculty who are engaged in cutting-edge teaching strategies and ground-breaking research in a diverse, educational environment. Contact our department today!
Higher Education and Learning Technology :: Scholarships
Graduate with Less Debt
As a higher education and learning technology student, you have access to a wide range of scholarships specific to your degree.
Robert Munday Higher Education Endowment
The Robert Munday Higher Education Endowment scholarship competition is open to higher education doctoral students with 15+ hours of doctoral coursework and a degree plan filed with the Graduate School.
The Dr. Sue Espinoza Memorial Endowment scholarship competition is open to doctoral students in the Department of Higher Education and Learning Technologies. You must have successfully completed 12 hours including HIED 695 in the Higher Education Leadership doctoral program with a 3.5 GPA.
Higher Education and Learning Technology :: FAQS copied not edited
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the school librarian certification approved by states other than Texas?
No. This certification is approved by the Texas State Board of Educator Certification. To obtain certification for other states you will need to check with the educator certification agency in that state to see if you can apply for librarian certification after completing this program.
Is the Educational Technology Library Science (ETLS) master’s program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)?
Our program is not a Master of Library Science degree (MLS/MLIS) so it is not ALA accredited. The ETLS master’s program combines the core coursework for our educational technology master’s degree with the coursework required for the School Librarian Certification in Texas and is approved by the Texas State Board of Educator Certification.