Greetings from the Dean,
Future Students, Students, Alumni, and Friends:
We welcome your interest in the College of Education at the University of North Texas. Our mission is to prepare professionals and scholars who contribute to the advancement of education, health and human development. From our founding in 1890 as a teachers college, we now certify over 1000 teachers annually and prepare many other professionals.
The College of Education has undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare:
Our college is organized into four departments: Counseling and Higher Education, Educational Psychology, Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation and Teacher Education and Administration. I invite you to explore the degree programs that we offer by visiting the department web pages. Please also visit the Student Advising Office for greater details on programs.
All of our degrees, undergraduate and graduate, require field-based experiences. We use a Professional Development School model in the preparation of elementary and middle school teachers—a well-documented method to produce effective teachers.
Our faculty is composed of scholar-practitioners who develop knowledge that is valuable to real-world settings. They collaborate with schools, community service organizations, government organizations and national/international colleagues. Their work and collaboration contributes to a society of well-educated, successful and healthy individuals.
If you want to make a positive contribution to a society in which people develop happier and more meaningful lives, then a program in the College of Education is the place for you.
Jerry Thomas, Ed.D.