The first five graduates of UNT’s Teach North Texas program received their degrees in December, only two years after the program began. Teach North Texas is helping to increase the number of qualified mathematics and science secondary teachers by giving students the opportunity to interact with experienced high school teachers and explore the teaching profession. Since it launched in 2008, UNT’s program — run collaboratively by the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences — has exceeded expectations for enrollment growth. About 200 students are enrolled and are pursuing degrees in math and science along with teaching certificates.
Also in December, UNT’s first aviation logistics degree was awarded to Laura Rusnok. UNT launched the first four-year aviation logistics program at a public Texas university. The program, with about 100 students enrolled, is one of only two in the nation focusing on the role of aviation in modern industrialized transportation and logistics systems.