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The University of North Texas at Dallas is the only public, accredited four year university in Dallas. We offer our students the most affordable tuition plans in the region to help them blaze a trail toward their degree and minimize student debt. 

Whether you’re the first in your family to attend college, or a professional looking to take the next step in your education and career, students are at the heart of everything we do. Our value-based education is accompanied by innovative, high-quality academic programs that include opportunities for rich experiential learning. Our graduates don’t just leave UNT Dallas with a diploma – they leave equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to land a job.

  • College or University
  • Dallas, TX
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The Emerging Teacher Institute not only opened the doors to higher education for me, but also encouraged me to go back into my community and help make a change. My experience at ETI was one of a kind, from getting to create a second family to leaving with a great amount of knowledge that will allow me to help others.

Lesley Guerra

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Bachelor's & cert.
  • B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with Teacher Certification
  • Emerging Teacher Institute for Current UNT Dallas Undergrads
  • Graduate Teacher Certification Program
Master’s & cert.
  • Master’s Degree with Teacher Certification Program
Bachelor’s & certification
B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with Teacher Certification
  • From 12 to 48 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
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Program Info

The UNT Dallas School of Education isn’t your traditional teacher preparation program.  We are the Emerging Teacher Institute: a community of change-makers who have answered the call to teach, lead, and shape our city’s future.
We believe great teachers are born and made.  At the Emerging Teacher Institute, future educators work in collaboration with dedicated faculty, community-based organizations and local schools to cultivate the habits, passion, and practices exhibited by life-changing educators.  Here, competency-based coursework, clinical experience and social-emotional training distinguish our students, almost all of whom graduate with permanent teaching positions.  

Local Leaders. Local Impact. Most students choose the Emerging Teacher Institute because of our proximity and our partnerships with the great schools. They stay because our faculty will do anything to help them succeed. We also put a cap on tuition to better set our students up for financial success after graduation.
We are the Emerging Teacher Institute.  We are about the future – yours and theirs. Will you answer the call?

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  • From 12 to 48 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format

Application Fee & Annual Tuition

  • $8,000

    In State Tuition

  • $18,000

    Out of State Tuition

  • $40

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at University of North Texas at Dallas have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with University of North Texas at Dallas to see if you can, too!
Work Study

Up to $4000 a year
Work study opportunities are available on campus.


Up to $4000 a year

Federal TEACH Grants

Up to $8000 a year
Charles Butt Aspiring Teacher Scholarship for incoming students who demonstrate specific characteristics and skills while showing commitment to teaching in a high needs area or school.

Up to $8000 a year
US State Department of Education Bilingual Educators in Community and Schools (BECAS) Scholarship; Representative Roberto Alonzo Scholarship; and Touch the Future School of Education Faculty Sponsored Scholarship to students who show academic excellence and who are already admitted into the Emerging Teacher Institute Program.

Up to $5000 a year
UNT Dallas Institutional Scholarships for incoming freshmen (must apply by Dec 1 or March 1)

Up to $4000 a year
UNT Dallas Instutional Scholarships for incoming transfer students (must apply by Dec 1 or March 1)

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office

Subject Area(s)
  • English/Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

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Program Hallmarks

  • Male
  • Female
  • 33%
  • 67%
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 0%
  • 2%
  • 15%
  • 68%
  • 0%
  • 16%
  • 0%
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The Emerging Teacher Institute (ETI) at UNT Dallas believes that teaching is a sacred calling. ETI recognizes that teaching is more than test prep and rote memorization. It’s about inspiring the next generation of game changers. It’s about encouraging students to try harder and be better than they thought possible. Great teachers help students overcome mental, emotional, physical, and socioeconomic challenges. They innovate communities by transforming the lives of young people and their families.

The UNT Dallas School of Education is the most affordable, public four-year education program in the region.
Average cost of attendance is $7,850 per year, including tuition and fees. UNT Dallas goes the extra mile to make sure students receive the financial aid they need to make their career goals possible. More than 80% of UNT Dallas School of Education students qualify for financial aid including need-based scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study opportunities. After graduation, teachers with a UNT Dallas degree and certification are in high demand.