Online Programs

The College of Education at the University of North Texas can help you further your education with flexible programs to fit a busy lifestyle. UNT's online courses let you progress at your own pace, with course schedules and mentoring services designed to help you balance your learning with work and home life.

Accelerated Online Program - Master of Education in Educational Leadership

This 30-hour program leading to a master's degree is provided through ten courses, offered in eight-week terms. It is possible for full-time students to complete all courses for the program in twelve months if they take four courses during each academic semester and two courses in the summer.

Administered in a flexible online format, this program is designed for:

  • Educators seeking advancement as administrators in schools, school districts, or other educational institutions
  • Classroom teachers who may not be seeking administrative positions but who want to assume other kinds of leadership roles
  • Master's degree holders seeking principal certification

>> Learn more about the Accelerated Online Program in Educational Leadership

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

The MEd in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to enhance the knowledge and expertise of educators by combining theoretical perspectives and research-based practices.

  • This is a 30-hour, non-thesis program. It is possible for students to complete all the courses in eighteen months.
  • There are four core courses within the C&I major, four courses within an area of specialization, and two courses of electives.
  • Optional principalship certification is provided through this program.

>> Learn more about the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Accelerated Online Program - Master of Science in Early Childhood Studies

UNT's accelerated Master of Science in Early Childhood Education is designed to help you succeed in this area of education. This degree combines the knowledge and skills needed to become a leader in the early childhood field. It will help you develop as an effective administrator, curriculum developer, and early childhood program evaluator. Also, it will enable you to make the connection between research, policy and practice to create high quality inclusive, culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate early education environments.

Administered in a flexible online format, this program is designed for:

  • Those who want to gain advanced knowledge in their field
  • Educators who want to be better qualified for advancement opportunities
  • Administrators
  • Expert developers of curriculum
  • Those who want a stepping stone to a doctoral degree in Early Childhood Education

>> Learn more about the Accelerated Online Program in Early Childhood Studies

Master of Science in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Gifted & Talented Education

The Master of Science in Special Education with a concentration in Gifted & Talented Education degree program is a 30 class-hour program, with an additional thesis or project in lieu of thesis. Most of this program can be taken online.

>> Learn more about the MS in Special Education with a concentration in Gifted & Talented Education

Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in Autism Intervention

The Master of Education in Special Education Concentration in Autism Intervention degree program is open to individuals with a four-year degree in any discipline of education (or a related field, e.g., psychology), or individuals who are currently working within a school district.

>> Learn more about the MEd in Special Education with a concentration in Autism Intervention

Online Programs for Secondary-Level Teacher Certification

The Online Teacher Certification Program was designed for mature students who have a bachelor’s degree and want to earn initial secondary teacher certification at the graduate level. It is an 18-hour program equivalent to six courses. Of those 12 hours (4 courses) are online coursework, and the remaining 6 hours (2 courses) are either student teaching or practicum.

>> Learn more about online programs for Secondary-Level Teacher Certification

Online Superintendent Certification Program

The Online Superintendent Certification Program was designed for the busy mid-career professional who desires to move beyond the Principalship into a central office position.  The program provides 15 semester hours of coursework and a 3 semester hour internship to meet the state mandated requirements for certification and prepares the mid-career professional for the Texas Superintendency Certification Exam (195).  Two of the courses are offered each long semester with the internship offered during the 10W summer session.

  • There are four requirements to obtain a Superintendent certificate.
  • Must hold a master's degree from a university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the THECB.
  • Must hold a Principal certificate or the equivalent issued by the TEA, another state or country
  • Successfully complete the UNT Online Superintendent Certification Program (including the internship); and,
  • Successfully complete the required exam

>> Learn more about the UNT Online Superintendent Certification Program