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UT TeleCampus (UTTC)–Online Courses and Degrees
Austin, Texas

The University of Texas (UT) System offers online degree programs and courses via the award-winning UT TeleCampus (UTTC). The UT TeleCampus is the central support center for online learning within UT System institutions. Students can access virtual classrooms, links to University services and offices, a UT TeleCampus digital library, and many other service features. Launched in May 1998, the UT TeleCampus gives students the assurance of accredited universities, expert faculty members, and quality online education, along with the support services students need to succeed. The UT TeleCampus has received numerous national and regional awards since its development. All UT academic institutions participating in UT TeleCampus–based programs are SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) accredited. To learn more about online degrees or courses, prospective students should visit the UTTC Web site or contact Student Services.

Distance Learning Program

UT TeleCampus–based programs and courses are composed of the same rigorous content found on-site at UT's fifteen institutions. From application to graduation, students face the same general expectations and receive the same high-quality courses on site or online. Online courses follow a semester schedule, allowing flexibility during the week for study and participation in Web-based group discussions. An online syllabus identifies when tests and projects are due.

The majority of the courses offered through the UT TeleCampus can be taken entirely online. Students can learn from anywhere in the world with access to the Internet.

Delivery Media

The UT TeleCampus uses Internet technologies for course delivery and student support via the World Wide Web. Courses may also utilize additional distance education tools, including CDs, audiotapes and videotapes, streaming video and audio, e-mail, discussion groups, and chat rooms.

Programs of Study

The UT TeleCampus offers online master's degrees, bachelor's degree-completion programs, and various graduate, undergraduate and professional development courses and certificate programs.

The M.B.A. in general management is a 48-hour program that received the 2001 U.S. Distance Learning Association's Excellence in Distance Learning Programming award.

The Master of Public Administration is a 36-hour nonthesis program designed to provide students with the skills needed for effective public lead-ership.

The Master of Science in human resource development is a 36-hour nonthesis program ideal for corporate trainers, HR directors, and administrators in education as well as others with an interest in technology for human resource development. Certification programs in office education, trade and industrial, and health science technology are available with this degree plan.

Designed for individuals with significant ability in a science discipline as well as a serious commitment to teaching, the online Master of Arts in teaching science education prepares educators in research and pedagogy focused on science content.

Physical educators, athletics directors, wellness trainers, and coaches can earn their master's degree in kinesiology online from their choice of four UT institutions. This 36-hour program re ceived the 2002 U.S. Distance Learning Association's Excellence in Distance Learning Programming award.

The 36-hour M.Ed. in educational technology is designed for teachers, technology coordinators, administra tors, and corporate trainers who want to excel at integrating technology into their curriculum.

The 36-hour M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction with a literacy emphasis includes a Master Reading Teacher (MRT) certification program, a reading specialist certification program, and a four-course English as a second language (ESL) endorsement program. Certificate and endorsement course work can also be taken separately.

A bilingual Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program is offered to prepare writers for the publishing marketplace and teaching and editing careers in both the United States and Latin America.

A four-course superintendent certification program, UTOPS, prepares candidates for superintendent certification in Texas.

An alternative teacher certification program (ATCP) is available to individuals with bachelor's degrees in areas other than education wanting to become fully-certified teachers.

A postprofessional certificate program, Improved Training of Physical Therapists in Early Intervention Settings (IMPRINTS), prepares physical therapists to provide services to infants and toddlers with disabilities.

Online nursing programs include an RN to B.S.N. program, which offers the five required nursing courses for registered nurse students to complete their B.S. in nursing degree, and a graduate certificate in nursing education, a three-course program designed for registered nurses interested in pursuing the role of a nurse educator.

A bachelor's degree completion program in criminology and criminal justice is available entirely online. The program consists of 66 hours of upper-level course work.

A bachelor's completion program in applied technology health services technology is offered for graduates of Associate of Applied Science degrees in the allied health and nursing fields.

Other areas of academic study include most general undergraduate curriculum required in Texas, an undergraduate track in management information systems, a chess in education program, a blood bank technology program, and border studies and border administration certificates.

Special Programs

The UT TeleCampus also facilitates the delivery of professional development training in a wide range of topics, including paralegal, blood bank technology, and border studies certificates. Interested students should visit the UTTC Web site and follow the links to PDO (Professional Development Online) to view the catalog.

Student Services

The UT TeleCampus was designed with the online student in mind. It provides all of the services students need to succeed, including technical support available 24/7, an extensive digital library, and free online academic support that provides students with tutorials and writing labs. In addition, department liaisons are available at each campus to aid online students with questions about the library, registration, financial aid, and veteran's affairs.

Credit Options

Transfer credit toward online courses and programs is generally the same as comparable on-site programs. Students should contact the program advisers listed on the UT TeleCampus Web site for specifics.


The same expert faculty members who teach on-campus courses at the University of Texas campuses teach online academic courses offered through the UT TeleCampus. Courses are designed and developed by these faculty members, with production support and faculty development provided by the institutions and the UT TeleCampus.


Admission criteria and processes for online offerings are generally the same as on-site courses. It is advisable to start the initial application process at least 90 days prior to the beginning of a semester.

Tuition and Fees

The amount of tuition and fees charged by each UT System institution varies and is based on residency status. Students should access the UT TeleCampus Web site for links to campus tuition and fee information.

Financial Aid

Financial aid opportunities are available for students enrolled in UT TeleCampus courses.


Prospective students need to apply and be admitted to the UT System institution offering their course or degree program. Depending on the program of interest, different institutions participate.


Student Services
UT TeleCampus
The University of Texas System
702 Colorado Street, Suite 4.100
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: 888-TEXAS-16 (toll-free)
Fax: 512-499-4715
E-mail: [email protected]
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