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UNT Insider | May 2013 issue | Counseling program ranked first in Texas, 13th in nation

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Counseling program ranked first in Texas, 13th in nation

From a UNT News Service press release

UNT's graduate program in counseling in the College of Education was recently ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 13 in the nation in the student counseling and personnel services category of U.S. News and World Report's 2014 Best Graduate School rankings.

"This ranking reflects the high regard nationally in which our program, our faculty, our students and our staff are held," says Janice Holden, chair of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education.

The program prepares master's students to become counselors in schools and clinical mental health settings and prepares doctoral students to become advanced practitioners and counselor educators. In addition, faculty members are active in conducting research on best practices in counseling and counselor education.

Also this year, the College of Education was ranked No. 13 in the nation for Best Online Graduate Education Programs, including its master's degree in educational psychology with a concentration in gifted and talented education and a new accelerated online master's degree in educational leadership.

About UNT's College of Education

UNT's College of Education prepares students to contribute to the advancement of education, health and human development. Founded in 1890 as a teacher's training college, UNT now enrolls more than 4,000 students in the College of Education, which consists of four departments:

UNT's College of Education certifies about 1,000 teachers a year -- making it the largest producer of new teachers in the North Texas region. Students also are prepared for careers as researchers, counselors, leaders, physical activity and health promotion specialists, child development and family studies specialists and more.

Ellen Rossetti with UNT News Service can be reached at


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