Hours required and general/college requirements
A minimum of 120–126 semester hours (depending upon teacher certification and course options selected), 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.
The department recommends specific courses (best choices) in some categories. Students may elect to take other courses listed under the University Core Curriculum to fulfill these requirements; however, doing so may add hours to the degree.
Students should consult with their advisors to determine how best to meet the core requirements.
The Texas Administrative Code (TAC) states that a student must meet TSI requirements for admission to a university (or be exempt). However, the TAC also allows a teacher education program to adopt requirements in addition to and not in conflict with this requirement. Accordingly, the University of North Texas requires a nationally normed exam with average performance at the 50th percentile or higher for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Acceptable exams are: the ACT, SAT, or PRAXIS: Core Academic Skills for Educators Test.
Admission to teacher education and eligibility for teacher certification.
See “Student Teaching ” in the College of Education general information section of this catalog.