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 with teacher certification program course work 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:
With experienced and respected 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 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.
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. Apply to the Teacher Education and Administration department. This requires:
4. Complete a second application at ApplyTexas.org, selecting Master's in Teaching as your major (No additional application fee is required.)
Please contact a program advisor at 940-565-3319 if you have any questions or seek admission with a Post-baccalaureate Bilingual and English as a Second Language Teacher Certification.
In order to meet the state's requirements to teach reading at the secondary level, Language Arts and Reading candidates need to complete an additional 6 credit hours of reading course work. Texas public schools offer reading classes through 10th grade.
Our department offers several teaching fellowships and assistantships to help you pursue your 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 assistance programs is available on the Financial Aid website.
Rossana Boyd, Principal Lecturer; 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; the education of immigrant students.
Pamela Esprívalo Harrell, Associate Professor; Ed.D., University of Houston. Science teacher quality and teacher effectiveness.
Mary M. 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.
Mei W. Hoyt, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Curriculum studies (with a focus on digital media and embodiment); teacher education and new technologies; multicultural education; cross-cultural studies.
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.
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.
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