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Home to one of the largest higher education programs in the country, the Department of Higher Education and Learning Technologies 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.

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Higher Education and Learning Technologies: Program Tabs

Explore Our Programs

Higher Education and Learning Technologies: Undergraduate Programs

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Learning & Technology (BS)

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.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Combination, Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Higher Education and Learning Technologies: Graduate Programs

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Educational Technology Leadership (MS)

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.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

1 year

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Educational Technology Library Science (MS/MED)

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.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

2 Years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

36 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Higher Education (EDD)

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.

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration

4 to 6 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Online
Total Credit Hours

60 hours

Thesis Requirements

Dissertation required

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Organization, Learning & Technology (MS)

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.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

1-2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Higher Education and Learning Technologies: Graduate Certificates

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Higher Education Student Affairs Graduate Certificate

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.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

1 year

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Online
Total Credit Hours

12 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Instructional Design Graduate Certificate

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.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

6 months to 1 year

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Online
Total Credit Hours

12 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Organization Development Graduate Certificate

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.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

6 months to 1 year

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Online
Total Credit Hours

12 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Higher Education and Learning Technology :: Welcome from the Department Head

Dimitra Smith

Welcome from the Department Head

Greetings from the Department of Higher Education and Learning Technologies! 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
  • Technology integration

Learn alongside faculty who are engaged in cutting-edge teaching strategies and ground-breaking research in a diverse, educational environment. Contact our department today!

Dimitra Smith, Ph.D.
Department Head and Associate Professor
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HELT Student Resources

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Higher Education and Learning Technology :: Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS

Graduate with Less Debt

As a higher education and learning technologies 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.

Dr. Sue Espinoza Memorial Endowment

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.

Grady Tice Excellence Scholarship

The Grady Tice Excellence Scholarship competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in a higher education specialization within the Department of Educational Leadership.

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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.

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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.

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How long does the program take to complete?

Program completion time will depend on how many courses you take each semester. Most students take two courses per semester while working full-time. Some take more in the summer.

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Higher Education and Learning Technology :: Meet our Department

Meet Our Department

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Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011 / Young Education North #126
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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