Hours required and general/college requirements
A minimum of 120 semester hours (127 semester hours for those seeking all-level teacher certification), of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Education requirements.
Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Education.
- 12 hours of KINE must be taken at UNT.
- 42 hours must be advanced, 24 of which must be taken at UNT.
- 6 hours minimum of the minor must be advanced.
Following recommendations for courses listed in the University Core Curriculum may be necessary to avoid taking excess hours. Consult the Student Advising Office, Matthews Hall, Room 105, for details.
Admission to teacher education
- Junior standing (minimum of 60 earned hours)
- A 2.75 overall GPA and a 2.75 UNT GPA
- Acceptable scores on the THEA (240 reading, 230 math, and 220 writing) or exemptions based on SAT, ACT or TAKS/TAAS or STAR scores
- Approved online interview questionnaire
- An official degree audit with certification
- A signed Application for Admission to Teacher Education
Contact the College of Education Student Advising Office, 940-565-2736; Matthews Hall, Room 105; or go to www.unt.edu/sao for additional information.
To receive final approval for teacher certification:
- Completion of all requirements of an approved 127-hour degree plan.
- Grades of C or better for each kinesiology and each PHED course.
- Minimum 2.75 GPA in each of the following areas: each teaching field, all education courses, all UNT work, overall.
- Successful completion of student teaching (see Eligibility for teacher certification requirements listed under the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in this catalog for details).
- Successful scores on appropriate sections of the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES).
Students should visit the Student Advising Office in Matthews Hall, Room 105, for additional information regarding degree audits. Questions about student teaching should be addressed to the Clinical Practice Office in Matthews Hall, Room 207. Questions regarding the TExES exam should be addressed to the TExES Advising Office in Matthews Hall, Room 103 (940-369-8601).
Students are encouraged to see their academic or faculty advisor each term/semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.
Prior to completion of the semester of admission to teacher education, students must purchase TK20.
Once admitted the student will take the following teaching courses:
Prior to student teaching, students must provide verification of current certifications in First Aid, CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens training. The certifications must be maintained through the duration of student teaching.
Student teaching (KINE 4102 and KINE 4104 ).
The student may not receive credit for education courses until after admission to teacher education.
KINE 4102 will serve as a capstone for all-level teacher certification students.
|Complete online admission interview, if successful the student must apply for admission this semester or complete an interview again the next semester
|Complete admission application to teacher education once the student has a successful interview
||Back-up application for admission to teacher education
||Apply for Early Field Experience
||Early Field Experience