Miriam Boesch, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Purdue University. Augmentative and alternative communication; communication interventions for individuals with severe autism; systematic literature reviews; using AAC strategies for remediating problem behavior in school-age children with autism.
Lyndal M. Bullock, Regents Professor; Ed.D., University of Kansas. Designing appropriate educational environments and services for children/youth with severe emotional/behavioral disorders; behavioral assessment and positive interventions; parent-professional communication.
Bertina Hildreth Combes, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research for the College of Education; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Transition of students with learning disabilities from high school to post- secondary settings; mentoring; teacher development; use of juvenile literature in teaching about disabilities.
Mary Estes, Principal Lecturer; Ph.D, University of North Texas. Special Education in charter schools; issues in assessment and evaluation; transition education and services for exceptional learners.
Endia Lindo, Assistant Professor; Ph.D, Vanderbilt University. Approaches to teaching reading comprehension and the social and familial factors that predict students' responsiveness to generally effective instruction; the examination of social factors in reading intervention research; approaches for improving the implementation and sustainability of research-based reading interventions.
Pamela Peak, Senior Lecturer; Ph.D, University of North Texas. Educational diagnostics; educational assessment and evaluation of exceptional learners; assistive technology; foundations of psychoeducational measurement.
The graduate programs in Special Education at the University of North Texas strive to make a positive impact on programs and provisions for children, youth and young adults with exceptionalities.
We offer course work leading to a Master of Education degree in Special Education and endorsements, certifications and concentrations in:
Graduates of the program are teachers, diagnosticians, coordinators and supervisors in schools, juvenile correctional facilities, psychiatric hospitals, regional service centers and private or governmental agencies.
Many of our faculty members are nationally known in their field. They remain current on practices through research experiences, high levels of academic preparation and the service projects they coordinate. They have expertise in programs and procedures for gifted learners; establishing partnerships to facilitate services for exceptional individuals; and behavioral management systems for special populations, parent and professional communication and collaboration.
In addition to specialized courses, we provide you many opportunities to participate in interdepartmental studies, become involved in community-based programming and network with other special education professionals.
The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (1140 19th Street, Suite 400; Washington, D.C. 20036; telephone 202-223-0077). This accreditation means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education. The college is also one of Texas’ top producers of teachers, administrators, counselors and other school professionals.
The Department of Educational Psychology provides students and faculty research and development opportunities through its research and intervention centers.
The UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center offers opportunities for research and intervention among individuals with autism.
The Office of Family Science Education, Research and Policy engages in research and outreach to support parent and family educators, family support professionals and other students.
You’ll need to meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School ® and provide the department the following items:
All program application materials, including GRE scores, must be received within two months of the submitted application. The admission requirements for the graduate school are outlined at the grad school website and the UNT degree catalog .
Miriam Boesch- Autism intervention
Lyndal M. Bullock- Emotional/Behavioral disorders
Mary Bailey Estes- Mild/Moderate disabilities; IMPACT alternative certification in Special Education
Pamela Peak- Educational diagnostician
These requirements vary based on the specialization you pursue. Specific courses are outlined at coe.unt.edu/educational-psychology . General requirements are:
Several of the special education graduate programs receive funding through the Office of Special Education Programs that provides tuition and stipend support. Other scholarships and stipends may also be available to help you pursue your graduate degree. Visit our website or the financial aid website for financial assistance and scholarship opportunities.