Grants support efforts throughout the college

UNT's College of Education has seen great success in the past year with external funding that will help continue our mission to prepare professionals and scholars who contribute to the advancement of education, health, and human development.

A few of the college's current grant projects include:


Project STArT (Systematic Training for Autism Teachers)
Smita Mehta, Miriam Boesch and Kevin Callahan
U.S. Dept. of Education (100%), $1.2 million
Provides on-the-job coaching and full scholarships to special education teachers who are seeking master's degrees in special education with a concentration in autism intervention. Over five years, about 40 teachers are expected to be trained through the program.

XTreem Science & Math Institute
Colleen Eddy and Pam Harrell
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, $450,000
Supports the Ft. Worth/Dallas XTreem Science and Math Institute, which provides professional development to teachers in the areas of Algebra I and Geometry and Middle School Science and Biology in collaboration with faculty from Texas Woman's University and Midwestern State University.

AVATAR (Academic Vertical Alignment Training And Renewal)
M. Jean Keller and Mary Harris
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Texas Woman's University, $505,000
Creates a curriculum alignment training process and program that empowers regional partnerships to take curricular action to close achievement gaps for students, including those from groups underrepresented in higher education and to reduce students' time in developmental education.

HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters)
Carla Mowell and Arminta Jacobson
OneStar Foundation, $461,356
Strengthens and expands this peer home visitor program that provides economically disadvantaged parents with the support, skills and materials needed to get their 3, 4, and 5 year-old children ready for school, and for parents to become engaged in their child's school.

Disease Risk Biomarkers, Nutrition & Physical Activity
Brian McFarlin
Seven active grants totaling $465,000
McFarlin's studies include various analyses dealing with the measurement of disease risk biomarkers that are influenced by nutritional consideration and physical activity patterns.