Colleen Eddy, Associate Professor, Ed. D., Baylor University. Pre- and in-service mathematics education.
Ricardo Gonzales-Carriedo, Assistant Professor, Ph. D., Arizona State University. Bilingual and ESL education; language planning and policy; the education of immigrant students.
Pamela E. Harrell, Associate Professor; Ed.D., University of Houston. Science teacher quality; science teacher effectiveness.
Mary Harris, Regents Professor, Ph. D., University of Pittsburgh. Teacher education and development of teacher knowledge in the early years of teaching; politics and policy that apply to the curriculum.
Kelley King, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Pre-service teacher preparation; history of education.
James D. Laney, Professor, Ed. D., University of California-Los Angeles. Generative teaching-learning theory; general social studies education; economic education; aging education; arts integration.
Sarah Smitherman Pratt, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Louisiana State University. Intersection of mathematics education and curriculum theory; complexity theories as they relate to complex conversations in education.
Karthigeyan Subramaniam, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Otago (New Zealand). Elementary/middle/secondary science teacher education; educational technology; action research, pre-service teacher education.
Jamaal R. Young, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Culturally-responsive mathematics teaching as related to the educational needs of African American children; multicultural STEM project-based learning; preparation of pre-service mathematics teachers to work with diverse learners; literature synthesis and meta-analysis methodology.
Matthews Hall, Room 204
The Master of Education degree in Teaching at the University of North Texas is an innovative program that allows you to earn a master’s degree and teacher certification simultaneously.
You start working toward your degree in our Online Secondary Education Teacher Certification Program before eventually enrolling in more specialized master’s classes. Most students complete their program taking courses entirely online. However, certain certification areas and specializations may require courses offered only in a traditional classroom setting. Your course work in this program examines issues such as:
With experienced and informed instructors and a high-quality curriculum, we offer one of the finest teacher preparation programs in the Southwest. Overall, the College of Education is recognized as one of the top producers of teachers, administrators, counselors and other school professionals in Texas.
The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20036-1023; telephone 202- 466-7496). This distinction means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in educator preparation.
For those seeking EC–6 certification, 12 semester hours of undergraduate course work across four academic content areas (i.e., 3 hours in English/language arts, 3 hours in social sciences, 3 hours in mathematics and 3 hours in science). For those seeking 4–8 or secondary education, 24 semester hours of undergraduate course work with 12 upper-level (i.e., junior, senior, 3000–4000) in the content area one wants to teach. A minimum 2.8 GPA in teaching field course work and admission to the graduate school, the program and the department are also required. You will be granted access to a subject area examination for the Certification of Educators in Texas (ExCET/TExES).
This program requires joint enrollment in and completion of our post-baccalaureate certification program. Admission to the certification and master’s programs may be sought concurrently and requires the following steps:
1)Apply for admission to the Toulouse Graduate School. Select the post-baccalaureate certification program as your major. This requires:
2) Apply to the Online Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program. This requires:
3) Complete a second application at www.applytexas.org, selecting Master’s in Teaching as your major (No additional application fee is required.)
4) Submit GRE scores to the Toulouse Graduate School
5) One-page resume
If you have any questions, contact the program advisors at 940-565-3319.
In order to meet the state requirements to teach reading at the secondary level, Language Arts and Reading candidates need to complete an additional 6 hours of reading course work. Texas public schools offer reading classes through 10th grade. English Language Arts and Reading students should complete 6 hours of reading course work within the 12-hour graduate elective block. These courses count toward the certification and master’s degree plan.
Our department offers a limited number of teaching fellowships and assistantships to help you pay for your graduate education. These opportunities include working with professors on research grants and projects, serving as a teaching assistant, working with undergraduate students in advising and degree plans, teaching undergraduate classes, or supervising student teaching.
You may apply for these positions by submitting a letter of application and a current résumé to the department chair. The letter should address your strengths and interests. Information about other financial aid opportunities is at financialaid.unt.edu.