Career areas include:
The UNT College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (1140 19th. St., Suite 400; Washington, D.C. 20036; telephone 202-223-0077). This distinction means the college meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education. The college also is one of the top producers of teachers, administrators, counselors and other school professionals in Texas.
The Department of Educational Psychology addresses themes of cognition, behavior and emotion within our society. The Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Science is the only undergraduate program offered in this department. With at least a 3.5 GPA, you may choose to participate in the accelerated masters option with the potential to finish both a bachelors and master's degree in five years.
You can choose from two concentrations:
Both options include the opportunity to choose two upper-level electives tailored to specific career needs, aspirations and interests.
During your first semesters in the program, you will learn about:
To complete the degree, you will take the following courses:
Several of the courses offered by our program also are part of the UNT CORE, which means you're able to complete two UNT requirements simultaneously by taking one course.
Many of our courses provide you with a variety of observational or hands-on practical experiences through service learning and volunteer opportunities with community or university organizations such as:
The internship class, which you will complete during your senior year at UNT, is designed to provide pre-professional experiences and mentoring in real-world settings so you can apply the knowledge and skills you've learned from your program. You will complete 150 hours of work related to your studies, and will be placed at:
These opportunities are critical as they apply to your future career and assist you in forming your own professional network. Many of our students have been hired upon graduation by the same organizations they interned with for this class.
You have the opportunity to become certified as a Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations, or fulfill some of the requirements for certification as an Early Childhood Interventionist, by taking specific courses in our degree plan.
A number of conferences are held on campus each year, where you can learn about the latest research, share your own ideas and gain new perspectives. We encourage you to seek research opportunities with faculty support and guidance.
The Leaders in Family Education student organization provides professional development opportunities, options to attend seminars and conferences and chances to participate in community service projects.
Faculty members are recognized experts in their fields who conduct empirical research in such areas as:
Several scholarships are available to help you pursue your education. Information about these scholarships is available on our website.