Dec 01, 2020
Graduates of the human development and family science program with teacher certification seek to enhance the well-being of individuals and families through education and community engagement.
The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Science with a major in human development and family science (teacher certification).
Hours required and general/college requirements
A minimum of 120 semester hours, 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.
Human Development and Family Science certificate, 55 hours
Family and Consumer Sciences certificate, 64 hours
Other course requirements, 3 hours
Admission to teacher education
- Junior standing (60 credit hours earned);
- a 2.75 overall GPA (includes all transferred and UNT courses) and a 2.75 GPA in the core with all graded courses complete;
- appropriate exam scores on either the ACT, SAT or Praxis Core: Academic Skills for Educators; (contact the Student Advising Office in Matthews Hall, Room 105, for further information on the exam requirement);
- a rating of “accepted” on the online admission interview questionnaire;
- active enrollment at UNT and a completed or in-process degree audit in the College of Education Student Advising Office; and
- a completed Application for Admission to Teacher Education submitted to the College of Education Student Advising Office once all requirements are complete.
Contact the College of Education Student Advising Office, 940-565-2736; Matthews Hall, Room 105; or www.coe.unt.edu/sao for additional information.
Professional education requirements, 21 hours
Reading/English/language arts, 3 hours
Internship (student teaching), 6 hours
See “Student Teaching ” in the College of Education general information section of this catalog.
Eligibility for teacher certification and endorsements
Teacher certification is a function of the State Board for Educator Certification. Completion of the bachelor’s degree and the required education courses does not necessarily result in certification by the agency. In order to receive recommendation for teacher certification through the University of North Texas, students must have:
- Successfully completed an approved teacher education program for the preparation of secondary teachers;
- Successfully completed student teaching, including attendance at appropriate seminars and passing a comprehensive teacher preparation examination; and
- Passed the content examination from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Students completing course requirements for the Human Development and Family Science teacher certificate will be eligible to apply to the National Council of Family Relations for the Certified Family Life Educator credential. Students completing course requirements for the Family and Consumer Sciences teacher certificate will be eligible to apply to the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences for the Certified Family and Consumer Sciences credential.