Graduate Programs

The UNT Dallas School of Education Graduate Program

We offer graduate degrees in Educational Leadership as well as Curriculum and Instruction.  All of our programs feature:

  •  Lower-cost tuition from the only public university in Dallas
  • Flexible scheduling with hybrid courses
  • Face-to-face instruction from experienced educators, administrators, and superintendents from area school districts
  • Hands-on internship and practicum experience
  • TEA-required AEL certification
  • Development and preparation to pass TExES principal certification exam

Admission Procedures

  1. 1. Submit the following to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
    • Graduate School Application for Admission (
      • Select the program of your choosing in the “Select your major” section.
        • Educational Leadership, M.Ed.
        • Graduate Non-degree (if you already have a master’s degree and pursuing Principal Certification only)
    • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  2. Submit the following admissions documents to the Educational Leadership Program Office.
    • Program Application form – indicate Master’s and/or Principal Certification
    • Essay Form
    • Supervisor Recommendation Form
    • Resume
    • Teacher Service Record (may be obtained from the school district office)

Documents may be scanned and emailed to or mailed to:

Dr. Jerry Burkett, School of Education
UNT Dallas
7300 University Hills Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75241

Admission Standards

  • Applicants must have at least 3.0 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate semester hours of work prior to receiving the bachelor’s degree, or a 2.8 GPA on all undergraduate work, to be considered for unconditional admission to the UNT Graduate School for studies at the master’s level.  Applicants who have already completed a master’s degree must have at least at 3.4 GPA on the master’s or meet the undergraduate GPA standards.  Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirements may be considered for a GPA waiver based on the strength of the department application.
  • Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants must hold at least a provisional teacher certificate.
  • Applicants must have at least two (2) years creditable teaching experience in K-12 public or private schools prior to beginning course work.