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    Dec 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Hospitality Management, BS (Hospitality, Nutrition and Food Science teacher certification)

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The Bachelor of Science with a major in hospitality management gives you a solid academic education combined with extensive training in hospitality business skills, using the best modern technology. By getting your certification in hospitality, nutrition and food science, you will also be prepared to begin a career in teaching.

Degree requirements

The department offers the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in hospitality management leading to certification in hospitality, nutrition and food science (grades 8–12).

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120–129 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 Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism  requirements, plus requirements for teacher certification  as outlined by the College of Education .


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  Merchandising Hospitality and Tourism.

Other requirements

See Hospitality Management, BS  for GPA requirements.

Admission to teacher education

Prior to enrolling in the first education courses, students must have:

  • Completed a minimum of 60 semester hours, including the University Core Curriculum. (See “General University Requirements” in the Academics section of this catalog. Programs in teacher education require specific courses contained in parts of the University Core Curriculum to satisfy particular degree requirements. Students should consult program advisors for best choices in the core.);
  • A 2.75 UNT GPA;
  • A 2.75 overall GPA (includes courses transferred to UNT, plus all courses taken at UNT);
  • Passed the THEA test (with test scores of 240 reading; 230 math and 220 writing; contact the Student Advising Office in Matthews Hall, Room 105, for further information on the THEA requirement); and
  • Formally applied and been admitted to Teacher Education through the College of Education Student Advising Office in Matthews Hall, Room 105.

Professional education requirements, 21 hours

Reading/English language arts, 3 hours

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 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 Science credential.

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