DENTON (UNT), Texas – U.S. News and World Report ranked the counseling program in University of North Texas’ College of Education as 13th in the nation in the student counseling and personnel services category in its recently released 2014 Best Graduate School rankings.
The program was the top-ranked in Texas.
“This ranking reflects the high regard nationally in which our program, our faculty and our students and our staff are held,” said Dr. Janice Holden, chair of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education at UNT.
The program prepares master’s students to become counselors in schools and clinical mental health settings and doctoral students to become advanced practitioners and counselor educators. In addition, faculty members are active in conducting research on best practices in counseling and counselor education.
Also this year, the College of Education was ranked 13th in the nation for Best Online Graduate Education Programs, including its master’s degree in educational psychology with a concentration in gifted and talented education and a new accelerated online master’s degree in educational leadership.
About UNT’s College of Education
UNT’s College of Education prepares students to contribute to the advancement of education, health and human development. Founded in 1890 as a teacher’s training college, UNT now enrolls more than 4,000 students in the College of Education, which consists of four departments — counseling and higher education; educational psychology; kinesiology, health promotion and recreation; and teacher education and administration. UNT’s College of Education certifies about 1,000 teachers a year — making it the largest producer of new teachers in the north Texas region. Students are also prepared for careers as researchers, counselors, leaders, physical activity and health promotion specialists, child development and family studies specialists and more.