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UNT Counseling program ranked in top 10 by GraduatePrograms.com

By Raquel Talamantes

The UNT College of Education’s graduate counseling program has gathered a prestigious title, earning a top-10 nationwide ranking from GraduatePrograms.com.

GraduatePrograms.com uses methodology based on National Center for Education Statistics data and student reviews from the specific school or major. At least five students associated with the major must send in feedback about the program in order for the institution to be eligible for the Top Programs List.

UNT to host alumni mixers across North Texas

UNT College of Education alumni in Tarrant, Collin, Dallas and Denton counties are invited to attend the UNT Alumni Association's Regional Summer Mixers in late July and early August. Each mixer is free and will include appetizers and a cash bar. You can register online

COE faculty members will be on hand to meet with alumni and give updates on the college. Alumni Association staff members will also be on hand to talk about the latest news from the university.

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Education doctoral student wins national dissertation fellowship

University of North Texas doctoral student Nydia Sánchez has won the prestigious National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. Sánchez was one of 35 winners out of a pool of nearly 400 applicants and is the first UNT student to win the award.

UNT hosts dual-language science teacher summer institute

This month, three North Texas science teachers are becoming students again. They are taking part in a summer science institute at the University of North Texas that will help them develop lesson plans in both English and Spanish. 

COE faculty, students make special trip to Mexico

Faculty and doctoral students from the University of North Texas traveled to Guadalajara recently to solidify a partnership between the university and the Secretariat of Education for the State of Jalisco, Mexico.

KHPR student organization hosts basketball tournament to raise scholarship funds

By Mary Murphy

The Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation Professionals (KHPRos) student organization hosted its third annual Mean Green Madness basketball tournament this spring semester, raising $500 to help fund scholarships for students in the KHPR department, part of UNT’s College of Education.  

COE Educational Psychology professor assists in creating, editing 'Family Relations' special issue

Family Relations, an interdisciplinary journal of applied family studies, recently published a special issue that was edited by Wendy Middlemiss, an associate professor in the UNT College of Education's Educational Psychology department. Middlemiss suggested the subject matter for the special issue: bio-social models of family science.

Higher Ed doctoral student wins prestigious fellowship

Nydia Sanchez, a doctoral candidate in the College of Education's Higher Education program, was recently awarded the National Academy of Education Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. According to James Duban, UNT associate dean for research and national scholarships, Sanchez is the first UNT student to win a Spencer fellowship directly from the National Academy of Education.

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