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The University of North Texas is a public Tier One Research University serving over 40,000 students. Providing a top-quality education in one of the nation's largest, most dynamic regions, UNT is celebrated for its academics, arts and student-centered resources. UNT’s College of Education is the fourth largest producer of teachers in the state of Texas. U.S News and World Report has ranked the University of North Texas College of Education online graduate education program number 16 in the United States. We offer online, in-person and hybrid courses leading to educator certification in over 30 areas for undergraduate and graduate students. 

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  • Denton, TX
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As a non-traditional student, I juggled school with a full time workload and a family. My experience at UNT gave me the support and encouragement I needed to handle such a full load.

Nellie Brooke

University of North Texas - Denton
Bachelor’s & certification
Undergraduate Certification in EC - 6 core subjects
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Bachelor's & cert.
Undergraduate Certification in EC - 6 core subjects
Master’s & cert.
Post Baccalaureate Certification for Secondary Education
Bachelor’s & certification
Undergraduate Certification in EC - 6 core subjects
  • 48 months
    Program Duration
    Program duration can vary based on the number of courses taken per semester, summer semester enrollment, as well as other factors
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
    Combination of in-person and online courses.
Program Info

The University of North Texas College of Education has been an innovator in preparing educators since it opened as a teachers' college in 1890. Today, the College of Education is recognized as a leading producer of educators in Texas. Our educator preparation programs are nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. 

UNT offers intensive field-based experiences focused on building critical skills educators need to be classroom-ready on Day One. Our 30 partner school districts offer a diverse range of experiences for teacher candidates in real-world classrooms across the North Texas region. There are a variety of on-campus facilities that offer research and hands-on experience for future educators. The Kristin Farmer Autism Center has opportunities for practicum work & field experience in the field of autism. The Child and Family Resource Center offers counseling services to all ages. The UNT Child Development Laboratory offers hands on training in early childhood education and play therapy for future educators.

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Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

UNT annually awards more than $46 million in scholarships and grants to eligible students.

Student Loans, Payroll Deduction

UNT has flexible tuition options, including Fixed-Rate Tuition plans and installment plans. UNT also offers tuition insurance in the case that a student might have to withdraw due to an unexpected injury or illness.

Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled

There are 3,500 job opportunities available on campus for both work study and non-work study. Work study jobs can earn up to $2,500 per semester to help pay for educational expenses.

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Art (Pre-K-12)
Bilingual Education / Spanish Supplemental
Business & Finance (6-12)
Chemistry (7-12)
Computer Science (8-12)
Core Subjects (4-8)
Core Subjects (Pre-K-6)
Dance (6-12)
English Language Arts and Reading (4-8)
English Language Arts and Reading (7-12)
English as a Second Language Supplemental
Family & Consumer Sciences (6-12)
French (Pre-K-12)
German (Pre-K-12)
Gifted & Talented Supplemental
Health (Pre-K-12)
Health / Science (6-12)
History (7-12)
Hospitality, Nutrition and Food Sciences (8-12)
Human Development and Family Studies (8-12)
Journalism (7-12)
Marketing (6-12)
Mathematics (4-8)
Mathematics (7-12)
Music (Pre-K-12)
Physical Education (Pre-K-12)
Physics / Mathematics (7-12)
Physics / Science (6-12)
Science (4-8)
Science (7-12)
Social Studies (4-8)
Social Studies (7-12)
Spanish (Pre-K-12)
Special Education (Pre-K-12)
Special Education Supplemental
Speech (7-12)
Technology Education (6-12)
Theatre (Pre-K-12)
Trade & Industrial Education (6-12)
Journalism (7-12)
Marketing (6-12)
Mathematics (4-8)
Mathematics (7-12)
Music (Pre-K-12)
Physical Education (Pre-K-12)
Physics / Mathematics (7-12)
Physics / Science (6-12)
Science (4-8)
Science (7-12)
Social Studies (4-8)
Social Studies (7-12)
Spanish (Pre-K-12)
Special Education (Pre-K-12)
Special Education Supplemental
Speech (7-12)
Technology Education (6-12)
Theatre (Pre-K-12)
Trade & Industrial Education (6-12)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

  • Year 3

    Most of UNT's students will take 18 education credits in their junior year. There is plenty of space in your schedule to accommodate a minor or other electives.

    • Reading & Writing
    • Assessment & Evaluation of Reading
    • Cross-Curricular Literacy 
    • Curriculum & Assessment for Bilingual/ESL
    • Teaching ESL EC-12: Instructional Strategies
    • Foundations of Education: The School Curriculum
  • Year 4

    The final year of your career at UNT will involve participation in our Professional Development School. This consists of a semester of observing a mentor teacher in the classroom and then a semester of clinical teaching with a mentor teacher.  Educational Methods courses are also taken, usually in the school district where you are observing and teaching.

    • Reading & Language Arts in EC-8
    • Sciences in Grades EC-6
    • Social Studies in Grades EC-6
    • Mathematics in Grades EC-6
    • Inquiry into Classroom Practice
    • Student Teaching in EC-6

Program Hallmarks

  • Hands-On Experience

    UNT's Professional Development School program offers extensive hands on experience for students. We partner with 30 school districts in the North Texas to collaborate in the creation of excellent future teachers. In their senior year, UNT teacher candidates are placed in their schools to observe, assist, practice and teach. UNT students benefit from the experience of their mentor teacher while also sharing new teaching techniques and technology with their mentors.

  • Preparation for Diverse Populations

    UNT's teacher candidates have the opportunity to participate in several service learning opportunities with diverse populations.  

    • Project SUCCESS partners with the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD to offer services for learning to work with Latino families on literacy development.
    • Students in our Teaching and Learning course are partnered with after school programs in their grade level to develop skills among an economically and racially diverse group of children.
    • Students in EDRE 4450 work with early childhood populations through one-on-one readings out loud to foster motivated readers and development of pre-literacy skills.
  • Mentoring & Coaching

    During the year long PDS mentorship year, all students are mentored by both a UNT field supervisor as well as their cooperating teacher at their school campus.  The student, the mentor teacher and the UNT supervisor make up a triad who together work as a unit through constant communication to support, enhance and prepare the clinical teacher to become a reflective professional. Teacher candidates and mentors also participate in collaborative assessments through the clinical teaching experience.

Total Enrollment
Entry GPA Min Undergrad Eligibility
Entry GPA Med
Program Completers
Acceptance Rate
  • Male
  • Female
  • 21%
  • 79%
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 0%
  • 4%
  • 7%
  • 24%
  • 0%
  • 63%
  • 3%
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