University of North Texas

By: Bradi Ore and Hilary Piña

Degree Requirements & Information

  • There is a Dallas location and a Denton location.
  • Minimum Grades: Must earn grades of C or above in all required courses.
  • Total Hours: Minimum of 120 total hours, at least 30 hours earned in residence at UNT. Completion of minimum hours required for the degree does not guarantee completion of all degree requirements.
  • University Core GPA: Minimum 2.750 GPA required in completed Core, for all graded courses.
  • Academic Major GPA: Minimum 2.750 GPA required in completed Academic Major.

Tuition and Fees

  • You have to have 15 hours per semester that cost 22,826
  • Statutory Tuition for Texas Residents is $50.00 per credit hour.
  • Statutory Tuition for Oklahoma Residents is $100.00 per credit hour.
  • Statutory Tuition for Non-Residents (not residents of Texas or Oklahoma) is $458.00 per credit hour.
  • Board Designated Tuition for the Traditional Tuition Plan (Undergraduates only) is $216.27 per credit hour.
  • Board Designated Tuition for the Eagle Express Tuition Plan (Undergraduates only) is $237.11 per credit hour for freshman and transfer students who choose the plan during the Fall 2016 to Summer 2017 academic year. It remains $223.01 per credit hour for students who chose the Eagle Express Tuition Plan in the Fall 2015 to Summer 2016 academic year and $209.44 per credit hour for students who chose the Eagle Express Tuition Plan in the Fall 2014 to Summer 2015 academic year.
  • Board Designated Tuition for Graduate students is $177.79 per credit hour. Additionally, graduate students are also charged Board Authorized Tuition of $50.00 per credit hour and Board Designated Graduate Tuition of $25.00 per credit hour. Graduate students do not pay the Undergraduate Advising fee.

Steps of becoming a teacher

1) Decide What You Would Like to Teach

2) Select an Approved Texas University

3) Meet the Screening Criteria of the Program

4) Develop a Certification Plan With Your Program

5) Complete the Program, Including Student Teaching or a Teaching Internship

6) Obtain a Teaching Position and Apply for a Probationary Certificate

7) Apply for a Probationary Certificate

8) Register for and Complete the Appropriate Examinations

9) Complete All Requirements for a Standard Certificate

10) Apply for the Standard Certificate

11) Congratulations! You Are a Certified Texas Educator

Freshman year (fall semester)

  • English 1310
  • PSCI 1040
  • GEOG 1710
  • DFST 1013
  • MATH 1350

Freshman year (spring semester)

  • ENGL 1320
  • PSCI 1050
  • BIOL 1082
  • ART 1300,MUMH 2040, or THEA 2340
  • MATH 1351

Sophomore Year (Fall Semester)


  • HIST 2610
  • BIOL 1132
  • DFST 2033
  • HLTH 1100
  • EDEC 3613

Sophomore Year (Spring Semester)

  • HIST 2620
  • PHYS 1210
  • ENGL 2210
  • EDSP 3210
  • AEAH 1750
  • THEA 1130
  • MUED 1130
*May have to take summer class sophomore year

Junior year(fall semester)

  • KINE 3350
  • DFST 3423
  • EDEC 4633
  • EDRE 4450*
  • EDRE 4840*
* = have to take class it's part of the degree plan

Junior year(spring semester)


  • EDEC 4243
  • EDRE 4850*
  • EDRE 4870*
  • EDEE 3320*
  • EDEE 3380*
May have summer classes


* = have to take class it's part of the degree plan

Senior year(fall semester)

  • EDRE 4860*
  • EDEE 4330*
  • EDEE 4340*
  • EDEE 4350*
* = have to take class it's part of the degree plan

Senior year(spring semester)

  • EDRE 4890*
  • EDSP 4350*
  • EDEE 4101*
  • EDEE 4102*
* = have to take class it's part of the degree plan

Certification tests

  1. EC-6~ Subject
  2. EC-6~ Grade
Must pass to be certified as a teacher In Texas
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