Our Alumni

Our graduates are among the best prepared educators in the state, with one of the highest teacher certification pass rates in Texas.


Dr. Jamie Wilson is superintendent of the Denton Independent School District. He earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from UNT.

The UNT College of Education has more than 55,000 alumni, and with the certification of 1,000 or more educators and school administrators annually, the list is growing fast! Our alumni are part of a very large family of students, former students, faculty and staff that reaches all corners of the globe.

Notable alumni of the UNT College of Education include:

  • Gabriela Borcoman ('04 PhD), senior program director, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Bobby Burns ('01 EdD), superintendent, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
  • Regina Crone ('10 PhD), founder and CEO, Therapy and Beyond
  • Kristin Farmer ('95 MEd), founder and benefactor, Autism Comprehensive Educational Services, Inc. and the UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center
  • Brenda Keys ('01 EdD), president, Kilgore College
  • Elva Concha LeBlanc ('75, '78 MEd, '86 PhD), president, Tarrant County College Northwest Campus
  • Zach Orr ('13), Baltimore Ravens (NFL) (retired)
  • Marcus Valerin ('11 PhD), director of graduate admissions and director of graduate cooperative education, Southern Methodist University

Meet more of our successful alumni. >>

Did You Know?

CNN Money ranked Denton County as one of the nation's Top 10 best places to live for job potential. Seventy-two percent of UNT's teaching graduates remain as teachers in Texas after five years on the job, the highest percentage in the state.