About Us

The Office of Family Science Education, Research, and Policy is a unit of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas.  It was founded by Dr. Arminta Jacobson in 1992 as the Center for Parent Education. The purpose of the Office is to respond to the needs of families through research, advocacy, resources and leadership for professionals interested in meeting the needs of parents and families. OFSERP  assists in the establishment of partnerships with parents, schools, and agencies through research and seminars.

Center History

Dr. Arminta Jacobson founded the Center for Parent Education, a division of the College of Education of the University of North Texas, in 1992. The Center assists in the establishment of partnerships with parents, schools, and agencies through research and seminars. The Center also works with a variety of local, state, and national organizations to impact parenting in Texas and across the nation.

Annual Conference on Parent Education – Hundreds of professionals from across the country attend the Annual Conference on Parent Education, sponsored by the Center for Parent Education. Keynote speakers and pre- and post conference workshop facilitators are recruited from leading research universities. Workshops, research, and interest sessions at the conference are conducted by professionals from across the United States.

Center Mission

The mission of the Center for Parent Education is to strengthen families through education and research about parenting and family support.

Center Hours & Contact Information

Mon- Fri 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with Voice Mail available after office hours.

Mailing Address:

Arminta L. Jacobson, Ph.D., CFLE, CFCS
Professor and Director, Center for Parent Education
1155 Union Circle #311335
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-565-2432

Physical Address:

UNT Center for Parent Education
1300 Highland Street
Matthews Hall, Rm 322-J
Denton, TX 76203

Phone Numbers:

Toll Free: 888-662-7457
Local: 940-369-7246 
TTY: 800-RELAY TX

Center Directions / Map

Directions to UNT Campus

UNT Campus Map