Future Leaders Academy Cohort

Duncanville ISD and the University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) partnered to bring a new leadership opportunity designed to develop future leaders to serve in our schools. Educators will work to earn a master’s degree in Educational Leadership provided through UNT Dallas. For qualified candidates, Duncanville ISD will cover 50% of tuition costs. UNT Dallas is touted as the most affordable university in DFW.

Spring 2023 application process is now open.

To learn more, go to untdallas.edu.


The School of Education's Educational Leadership department offers a robust 30-semester hour Master's degree program that prepares students with the skills and knowledge required for leadership careers at campus or central office administration positions. Graduates will earn their Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL) certification and be prepared to earn their Texas Principal Certificate following this program. 

To learn more, join us at one of the upcoming information sessions

In-person Session

Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 6,2023, at 5 p.m.

Plaza Board Room

Virtual Session

Tuesday, April 4,2023, at 6 p.m.

Zoom link
 Join via telephone dial:  

408-638-0968 or 646-876-9923 or 669-900-6833
and enter the meeting ID 269 904 7341 when prompted. 

Program Highlights: 


Selection of candidates: 

  • Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree.
  •  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.
  • Two years of classroom teaching experience.
  • Have demonstrated leadership skills on their campus or in previous positions.
  •  Committed to the personal investment required to obtain a Master’s degree.


UNT- Dallas courses meet online, face-to-face, and in a hybrid format depending on the course. All face-to-face courses will meet at a designated Duncanville ISD location. 

Program Cost: 

The only public four-year university in Dallas, UNT-Dallas is the most affordable university in DFW. Our graduate courses average $911 per course, lowest tuition cost in north texas.