You can earn your teacher certification and finish your master's degree by doing the following:
The coursework in this program examines the application of theory to instructional practice, classroom organization, curriculum development, public education and successful teaching practices for regular, special education and bilingual learners.
Our certification areas are:
With experienced, highly qualified and respected faculty along with a high-quality curriculum, our programs are some of the finest for teacher preparation in the Southwest. According to SR Education Group, the University of North Texas has been named one of the 2019 Best Online Colleges for Secondary Education and Elementary Education.
Overall, the College of Education is recognized as one of the top producers of teachers, administrators, counselors and other school professionals in Texas. Our education programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (2017 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 500; Washington, D.C. 20036; telephone 202-466-7496). This distinction means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in educator preparation.
Admission to the certification and master's programs may be sought concurrently and requires the following steps:
Learn more about the courses we offer.
In order to meet the state's requirements to teach reading at the secondary level, Language Arts and Reading, you need to complete an additional six credit hours of reading coursework. This allows you to teach in Texas public schools that offer reading classes through 10th grade. Only graduate reading coursework may be used to complete the master's degree.
The Department of Teacher Education and Administration and the College of Education offer scholarships to help you pursue your education. Other opportunities include working with professors on grants and projects and serving as an hourly graduate student assistant. Information about other financial assistance programs is available at the Financial Aid website.
Rossana Ramírez Boyd, Principal Lecturer and Director of the Bilingual/ESL Teacher Education Programs; Ph.D., Louisiana State University. Bilingual and ESL education.
Colleen Eddy, Associate Professor; Ed.D., Baylor University. Pre and in-service mathematics education.
Ricardo Gonzalez-Carriedo, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Arizona State University. Bilingual and ESL education; language planning and policy.
Pamela Esprívalo Harrell, Associate Professor; Ed.D., University of Houston. Science teacher quality and teacher effectiveness.
Kelley King, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Historical approaches to educational research; qualitative studies of pre-service teachers' learning.
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.
Karthigeyan Subramaniam, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Otago (New Zealand). Elementary/middle/ secondary science teacher education; action research; pre-service teacher education.