Wednesday, March 26, 2014
UNT To Open a new English Language Program in Japan
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) at the University of North Texas has been teaching academic English to non-native speakers for 37 years. Occasionally, short programs have been taken outside the U.S., but April 2014 will see the largest such program to date. In April 2014, IELI will begin a two-year program of teaching English at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan.
UNT's Intensive English Language Institute was selected by Kansai Gaidai based on careful analysis of the programs and services offered by IELI and due to the long relationship...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
UNT faculty member recognized for teaching online storytelling course
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Carmen Santos grew up hearing legends about the Chamorro people of her native Mariana Islands, but she didn't know she could use those stories in a career.
That changed when she was a student in the University of North Texas College of Information's distance education program for the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands. Last summer, Santos took an online class, SLIS 5440, Storytelling for Information Professionals, as part of her master of library science degree and...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
UNT joins Liberal Education and America's Promise Texas coalition
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
UNT to launch Latina/o and Mexican-American Studies program
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas has launched the Latina/o and Mexican-American Studies program for undergraduate students. The program provides an opportunity for students to learn about Hispanic cultures.
According to the Pew Research Center, Hispanics have accounted for more than half of the United States' growth in the past decade, with a steadfast increase of 50 million Hispanics to the U.S. "The need exists now more than ever to educate students about the complexity, history,...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
UNT to co-sponsor fifth Jalisco-Texas Conference
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The fifth Jalisco-Texas Conference in Education and Culture — Intercultural Connections across Borders: Issues and Initiatives — will be held March 25-27 in Guadalajara, Mexico, at the Benemérita y Centenaria Normal de Jalisco.
The conference is co-hosted by UNT's College of Education and Jalisco's Secretariat of Education, which oversees a large educational system of more than 2.2 million students.
The keynote address on "Intercultural Education in Mexico and the United States" will be...
Monday, February 24, 2014
UNT international student teacher exchange program marks second year
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- An international student teacher exchange with the University of North Texas College of Education and University of Seville in Spain continues this year with five students from the University of Seville teaching in Denton Independent School District schools through March 8. The program for aspiring teachers is now in its second year.
"The program provides our university students with experience teaching in schools and...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Valentine's Day -- what's love got to do with it?
What: What is love? Julie Leventhal, lecturer of educational psychology in the University of North Texas College of Education, attempts to answer this and other relationship-related questions in her courtship and marriage course. The course explores romantic relationships and how they change over a lifetime. In the class, students discuss communication, conflict, mate selection, pregnancy, childbirth, family planning and work-...
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
North Texas Regional P-16 Council earns statewide award
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The North Texas Regional P-16 Council, coordinated by the University of North Texas College of Education, has earned the Crystal Award for Community Partnership Academic Impact in the Texas Education Partnership Awards competition.
The council aims to advance the education of students and close the gaps in students' academic achievement from preschool through higher education by working with families, businesses...
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Education conference to draw top leaders in field
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Leaders in education will gather to address the state of education in Texas at the University of North Texas’ Education Leadership Conference.
Hosted by UNT’s College of Education, the conference is expected to draw teachers, principals, superintendents and others in the field of education to discuss the challenges currently facing public education and the keys to helping students succeed.
The conference is Nov. 13 (Wednesday) at UNT...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Scholarship recipient hopes to pass on passion for reading
DENTON (UNT), Texas — As a high school student, Atticus Shaskan was captivated by classics like The Great Gatsby, 1984 and Flowers for Algernon.
Now a senior at the University of North Texas, Shaskan is pursuing a degree in education in hopes of helping other high school students develop the same love of reading his teachers gave him.
Shaskan was recently awarded four scholarships from the College of Education to help pay for his last year of school. Without the scholarships, Shaskan said he might not have been...