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...
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Two UNT students win international scholarship awards
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Two University of North Texas students — Hannah McDonald, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying English language arts, and Rania Salman, a doctoral candidate in the College of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Administration —were awarded scholarships from Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind.,Kappa Delta Pi was established to further excellence in education and leadership. Each spring, the organization offers scholarship opportunities to active undergraduate,...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Expert on minority disproportionality in special education to speak at UNT Sept. 27
What: University of North Texas’ College of Education presents Dr. Dan Reschly, professor of education and psychology in Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, as Project TELL’s Distinguished Lecturer. Reschly will address “Response to Intervention and the Prevention of Minority Special Education Disproportionality”
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
UNT student receives recognition from National Council on Family Relations
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Yamuna Teter, who earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas’ College of Education in May, received recognition from the National Council on Family Relations for her outstanding contributions to the field of family science through scholarship, leadership and community service.
A mother of four children ages 3 to 10, Teter came to UNT several years after earning an associate’s degree from Richland College in Dallas. Her own experience returning to school to pursue a career as a teacher inspired her to...