Friday, May 18, 2018
UNT counseling professor provides tips for talking to children about school shootings
With another school shooting today, this one in Sante Fe, Texas, Dee C. Ray, UNT counseling professor and director of the Center for Play Therapy, offers tips for talking to children about school shootings. Her advice is as follows:
- The number one rule in any crisis or disaster is to limit the child’s exposure to graphic images on television and internet. This is true for children of any age, and even for adults. For young children, the images have no context so the child does not know whether the “bad thing” happened down the street or across the world, no matter how many...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
U.S. News & World Report ranks UNT online education program among best in the nation
U.S. News & World Report has named the University of North Texas’ College of Education online graduate education program the fourth best in the nation.
UNT was ranked No. 4 out of 275 schools listed. The program rose from a No.16 ranking last year.
“We are developing high-quality educator preparation programs and bringing them closer to the settings where our students work with kids,” said Randy...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
UNT expert weighs in on holiday screen time, best technology for kids
Lauren Eutsler, assistant professor in UNT’s Teacher Education and Administration, offers advice for parents looking to manage their children’s technology use during the holidays. She says that finding the right technology and limiting your kids screen time during the holidays isn’t as daunting as it seems.
How to select digital entertainment for children
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
UNT expert weighs in on International Olympic Committee’s decision to bar Russia from 2018 games
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
UNT Career Connect gives students an edge in job market
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas Career Connect, UNT’s Quality Enhancement Plan, has launched an ePortfolio that allows students to centrally document real-world experiences and marketable skills to help them stand out in job searches or pursuit of an advanced degree.
Students build and archive a digital collection of career-related curricular and co-curricular experiences, such as internships, volunteering, service learning,...
Thursday, November 16, 2017
$1.6 million grant funds UNT student mentorship program
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas has earned a $1.6 million grant from Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) in support of High School Career Connect – a peer mentoring program to propel career education for middle and high school students in Denton County.
UNT created High School Career Connect to ensure Denton County middle school and high school students have access to quality career education prior to making endorsement, college and/or career decisions. In Texas, all eighth grade students are required to select an "endorsement" area of interest to guide their course...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
UNT receives $2.7 million grant to enhance instruction for English language learners
The University of North Texas’ College of Education will use a $2.7 million grant to enhance instruction for English language learners in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District.
The Title III National Professional Development Project SUCCESS is a five year grant from the U.S. Department of Education awarded to Rossana Boyd, director of the Bilingual/ESL Teacher Education Program, as principal...
Friday, October 13, 2017
UNT, Collin College will work together to design seamless transfer pathways for students
DENTON (UNT), Texas ¾ The University of North Texas and Collin College will participate in Education Design Lab’s Seamless Transfer Pathways Design Challenge, a 15-month design process exploring ways for students seeking a bachelor degree to transition smoothly from a community college to a four-year institution.
While 80 percent of students enrolled in a community college express an intent to complete a bachelor’s degree, just 25 percent follow through by transferring to a four-year institution. Only 17 percent complete that degree within six years. The Seamless Transfer...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
UNT professors receive more than $1 million in grants to increase cultural competency in mental health services
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
UNT faculty receive $313,000 grant to help improve academic performance in local ISD’s