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News and Announcements for the Student Advising Office

Interested in a College of Education Undergraduate major?

The College of Education (COE) Student Advising Office offers two types of group sessions for those interested in learning more about our majors:

1) Prospective Advising Sessions

These sessions are for those considering enrolling at UNT as College of Education majors*. >> Find more information or register for a Prospective Student Advising Session.

2) Major Changer Group Appointment Sessions

These sessions are for students who are:

  • Currently enrolled at UNT but not a COE major
  • Previously enrolled at UNT but not a COE major
  • Current Interdisciplinary Studies majors considering a switch to another COE major
  • Current Human Development and Family Science; Kinesiology; Health Promotion; Public Health; or Recreation, Event, and Sport Management majors considering a switch to the Interdisciplinary Studies major
  • Incoming freshman or transfer students who have attended orientation with another College*

Students can schedule one of these group appointments through the Advising Appointment Manager.

* Please note that incoming COE freshman and COE transfer students who have already chosen COE majors are required to attend orientation sessions conducted by COE Academic Advisors. These sessions will address most questions, however, any student may set up an individual appointment with an advisor after attending COE orientation by calling the COE Student Advising Office at 940-565-2736.

COE student advising team makes holiday donation to UNT alumna’s charity

Staff members from the UNT College of Education Student Advising Office with Sarah Nejdl (far left in purple).

Staff members in the UNT College of Education's Student Advising Office celebrated the holiday season by collecting travel products, basic clothes, travel bags, snacks, baby items and more for Families to Freedom, a nonprofit organization that provides free long-distance transportation to survivors of domestic violence.

The charity, founded by UNT alumna and pilot Sarah Nejdl, began operations in January 2015 when Nejdl noticed a gap in services for women and children leaving domestic violence situations. Families to Freedom offers clients one-way transportation by private aircraft or car to relatives or friends who are able to take them in or to a shelter that can accommodate them, putting distance between the clients and their abuser.

The SAO staff welcomed Nejdl to campus for a luncheon Dec. 17 to learn more about her charity and to hand over their sizable donation of items that Families to Freedom clients might need in an emergency situation.

Gwenn Pasco, assistant dean for educator certification and undergraduate academic services, said the SAO team traditionally brings in toys for underprivileged children every holiday season. But this year, the group decided they wanted to support two different charities. After discussing their options, they decided on Families to Freedom, only to later discover the founder's UNT connection, Pasco said.

"The staff in my department, a group of uniquely kind and dedicated individuals, and I are happy to support one of UNT's own and the incredible work her charity does," Pasco said. "As Families to Freedom is a newer non-profit, we realized that they could benefit from donations that the entire team wanted to provide. 

"UNT has always been known as a welcoming and generous place, and I think that's largely due to our caring faculty, staff, students and alumni."

Click here to learn more about Families to Freedom.

Register for the June 23, 2018 TExES Practice Exam Session

The June 23, 2018 Practice Exam Registration is now open. You may register until the deadline of June 17, 2018.

TExES Practice Exams


Interested in becoming a secondary or all level teacher?

Students should watch the video below OR participate an information session while enrolled in EDCI 3800 prior to scheduling an advising appointment with the College of Education.


Note: the video is for undergraduate students who are
interested in becoming a teacher.

Certification Areas

Secondary Certification Options, Grades 6-12, 7-12, or 8-12
English Language Arts and Reading Chemistry Dance
Family and Consumer Science History Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Science
Human Development and Family Science Journalism Life Science
Mathematics Mathematics/Physics Physical Science
Science Social Studies Speech


All Level Certification Options Grades, Early Childhood-12
Art French German
Music Spanish Theatre Arts


This video is designed for undergraduate students who are interested in education but whose major is in a college other than the College of Education at UNT. Anyone who wants to learn about undergraduate secondary/all-level certification at UNT is welcome to view the video. However, if you are watching this video in preparation for a College of Education Advising appointment, you must provide your information at the start of the video and take the embedded quiz. Your responses will be automatically sent to the College of Education Advising Office as documentation that you have viewed the video.

For more information about the following topics please visit the linked resources:

Please direct any questions you may have to the Student Advising Office at 940-565-2736, or stop by Matthews Hall 105.


Walk-In Schedule

Limited walk-in appointments are scheduled daily during the walk-in dates listed below. Visit the Appointment Manager to schedule your walk-in appointment, or call the COE Student Advising Office (SAO) at 940-565-2736. It is recommended that you reserve your walk-in appointment as soon as appointments become available; the SAO opens daily at 8 am.



Summer (5W1 and 10W) 2018 Walk-Ins

Day/Date Time
Wednesday, May 30 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Thursday, May 31 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday, June 1 No walk-ins (Orientation Day)
Monday, June 4 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Summer (5W2) 2018 Walk-Ins

Day/Date Time
Thursday, July 5 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday, July 6 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Monday, July 9 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Fall 2018 Walk-Ins

Day/Date Time
Monday, August 20 8:30 am – 10:30 am**
Tuesday, August 21 9:30 am – 3:30 pm**
Wednesday, August 22 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Thursday, August 23 No walk-ins (Orientation Day)
Friday, August 24 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Monday, August 27 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, August 28 9:30 am – 3:30 pm**
Wednesday, August 29 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Thursday, August 30 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday , August 31 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

 Walk-ins are for designated semester registration issues and Teacher Education Program applications only.

Appointments may be made for any other advising issue.

**time schedule different than the normal 8:30-3:30


Transfer Guides

No Child Left Behind - Highly Qualified Fact Sheet

Information on new Texas teachers who are assigned to teach in grades EC-6. Please download the fact sheet for information.