The President’s EDGE is a joint initiative of the President’s cabinet and the College of Education which provides employees support and opportunities for advancement within the UNT community. It opened its doors in the spring of 2011 as a program to assist staff members to study for and obtain their high school equivalency certificate. Thanks to the support of the university community, the program has expanded to meet the diverse needs of the staff and includes English as a second language, computer skills, citizenship studies, résumé assistance and basic Spanish.

Spanish for Staff

Spanish for Staff is taught in seven modules throughout the school year. Each module meets one hour each week for four weeks. It is recommended that learners new to Spanish start with Module 1.

  • Spanish Module 1 — Introduction to Spanish
  • Spanish Module 2 — Focuses on providing directions, telling time and talking about the weather..
  • Spanish Module 3 — Learn how to introduce family members and pets as well as words to describe all favorite family members and characteristics
  • Spanish Module 4 — Concentrates on vocabulary related to the house, household chores and relaxing at home.
  • Spanish Module 5 — Vocabulary related to the office workplace and computers.

To sign up for a Module, visit, click "Find Learning" and search for "Spanish."

Inglés como lengua secundarîa

Mejorar su vocbularîo y pronuncîón con instrucción privada o clases en grupos pequeños.


English as a Second Language

  • Improve your vocabulary and pronunciation with either private instruction or small group classes

English Language Arts

  • Use our resources to write cover letters, construct resumes or improve your English editing skills
  • Prepare for a high school equivalency exam


  • Learn the basics of the Spanish language through our series of classes offered twice a year.
  • Join us once a week on Monday afternoons to practice Spanish in our conversation group.
  • Help with translation or interpretation English/Spanish

Computer Skills

  • Learn the basics of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
  • Create pages on social media
  • Computer resources and help with UNTsystem (email, eLeave, on boarding, etc.)

Citizenship Preparation

  • Personal tutoring to prepare you for the interview
  • Social Studies for a high school equivalency exam

High School Equivalency Exam Preparation

  • Join us for one-on-one tutoring and coaching in Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies and Science
  • Information and tips for taking the GEDHiSet or TECS exams 


Inglés como lengua secundaria

  • Mejorar su vocabulario y pronunciación con instrucción privada o clases en grupos pequeños

Inglés: las artes del lenguaje

  • Usa nuestros recursos para escribir cartas de presentación, construir currículums o mejorar sus habilidades de edición en inglés
  • Prepárese para un examen de equivalencia de escuela secundaria


  • Aprende los conceptos básicos del idioma español a través de nuestra serie de clases que se ofrecen dos veces al año.
  • Los lunes por la tarde, ven a practicar español en nuestro grupo de conversación.
  • Ayuda con traducción o interpretación inglés/español

Habilidades computacionales

  • Aprende los conceptos básicos de MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint y Publisher
  • Cree páginas en las redes sociales
  • Recursos informáticos y ayuda con UNTsystem (correo electrónico, eLeave, abordo, etc.)

Preparación para el examen de ciudadanía

  • Prepararse para la entrevista
  • Ciencias Sociales para un examen de equivalencia de escuela secundaria

Preparación para obtener el diploma equivalente

  • Tutoría individual y entrenamiento en Matemáticas, Artes del Lenguaje Inglés, Ciencias Sociales y Ciencias
  • Información y consejos para tomar los exámenes GED, HiSet o TECS en inglés or español