B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies

Teacher Education Program

Teacher Education, one of the major programs at Texas A&M University-Central Texas (A&M-Central Texas), emphasizes broad general education as a foundation for mastery of teaching skills and specialized knowledge in an academic discipline.  The primary purpose of teacher education is to prepare highly qualified teachers for employment in Texas and the nation.  The goal of Teacher Education Program is to develop teachers who:

  1. Possess appropriate knowledge and abilities in specific content areas or teaching fields;
  2. Communicate effectively with students, parents, and other professionals;
  3. Apply the principles of instructional planning in the development of curriculum;
  4. Use effective teaching practices;
  5. Formally and informally evaluate student performance and use results of such assessment in the instructional decision-making process;
  6. Promote critical thinking and participatory citizenship;
  7. Are skilled in the use of instructional technology;
  8. Are proficient in mathematical skills;
  9. Operate within the legal guidelines and uphold the ethics of the teaching profession;
  10. Demonstrate concern for students’ general welfare; and
  11. Are committed to continued professional growth and development.

A student must meet THEA or Stanford Achievement Test (for students who are deaf) requirements prior to admission into the teacher education program.  Access A&M-Central Texas’s Title II Institutional Report on the Title II Website

Admission to the Teacher Education Program1

https://www.tamuct.edu/educator-preparation-services/forms.html

Secondary and All-Level Certification

  1. Formal application for admission to the Teacher Education Program should be made by the student during the first semester of the junior year while enrolled in EDUC 3320 Professional Development in Learner Centered Schools.  Application deadlines are the last Monday in September for the Fall semester, February 13 for the Spring semester, and June 15 for the Summer semester.  Formal admission to the program is a prerequisite to taking any professional development courses beyond EDUC 3320 Professional Development in Learner Centered Schools.
  2. The student must submit the following items to the admissions officer in the Educator Preparation Services no later than 5:00 p.m. on the application deadline date:
    1. A completed Student Checklist for Application for Admission to the Teacher Education Program;
    2. A completed application;
    3. Official transcripts;
    4. An acknowledgement/Responsibility Form (dated, with advisor and student’s signatures);
    5. Substitution forms (if applicable) dated and with all required signatures;
    6. A detailed degree evaluation.
  3. Only applicants who meet the following minimum academic standards will be considered for admission to the Teacher Education Program:
    1. Minimum 2.75 grade point average (GPA) overall or over the last 60 hours;
    2. Must have completed the following with no grade lower than “C”:
      • Professional education coursework
      • Emphasis/Supplemental coursework
      • 12 hours of university-required English
      • Coursework in PSYC 3303 Educational Psychology or PSYC 2308 Child Psychology or FCS 3300 Child Development
      • MATH 1314 College Algebra 
    3. Current enrollment in:
      • Professional Development I (EDUC 3320 Professional Development in Learner Centered Schools)
    4. Completion of:
      • Educational Psychology (PSYC 3303 Educational Psychology or PSYC 2308 Child Psychology or FCS 3300 Child Development)
      • 12 hours of university-required English
      • 60 semester hours of coursework (excluding developmental courses)
      • One full semester at A&M-Central Texas
    5. Minimum requirements of the THEA test (Minimum acceptable scores on ACCUPLACER, ASSET, or Compass will also be accepted);
    6. Evidence of good moral character and the mental, emotional, and physical ability to function effectively in a classroom;
    7. Completion of a minimum of 15 semester hours in the major certificate area with a grade of “C” or better and a 2.75 GPA at the time of application;
    8. A grade of “C” or better on all coursework in the major certificate area;
    9. Successful completion of the professional interview and writing sample;
    10. Successful completion of the departmental screening instrument.

The applicant will receive written notification from the chair of the Educator Preparation Council (EPC) regarding his/her acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.  For the most current admission requirements, see online Handbook for Teacher Certification.

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Appeals of any admissions requirements must be made in writing to the Admissions Officer in the Educator Preparation Services Office.  Appeals are reviewed by the EPC at the next regular meeting.

Note:  The State Board for Educator Certification may require disclosure of previous arrest, conviction, and/or deferred adjudication and may refuse to issue an educator certificate for a person who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for a moral turpitude crime which relates to the teaching function.

Pursuant to §22.082, Texas Education Code, the State Board for Educator Certification may access any criminal history information pertaining to you and held by any law enforcement or criminal justice agency. The State Board for Educator Certification may refuse to confer state certification based on such criminal history information.

Pursuant to §22.083, Texas Education Code, a school district or private school may access any criminal history information pertaining to you and held by any law enforcement or criminal justice agency.

A school district or private school may refuse to provide a placement for field experience or employ you based on your criminal history. A school district or private school must report to the State Board for Educator Certification if the school district or private school obtains or has knowledge that an applicant or holder of an educator certificate has a criminal history.

Interdisciplinary Studies and Elementary Certification

  1. A formal application for admission to the Teacher Education Program should be made by the student during the first semester of the junior year while enrolled in EDUC 3320 Professional Development in Learner Centered Schools. Application deadline dates are the last Monday of September for the Fall semester, February 13 for the Spring semester, and June 15 for the Summer semester. Formal admission to this program is a prerequisite to taking any professional development courses beyond EDUC 3320 Professional Development in Learner Centered Schools.
  2. The following criteria must be met for admission to the Teacher Education Program as an Interdisciplinary Studies major:
    1. Minimum 2.75 GPA overall or over the last 60 hours;
    2. No grade lower than “C” in the following:
      • Professional education coursework
      • Reading
      • Emphasis/Supplemental coursework
      • 12 hours of university-required English
      • Coursework in PSYC 3303 Educational Psychology or PSYC 2308 Child Psychology or FCS 3300 Child Development
    3. Completion of the following:
      • Educational Psychology (PSYC 3303 Educational Psychology or PSYC 2308 Child Psychology or FCS 3300 Child Development)
      • 12 hours of university-required English
      • College Algebra (MATH 1314 College Algebra or above)
      • 60 semester hours of coursework (excluding developmental courses)
      • One full semester at A&M-Central Texas
    4. Minimum requirements of the TASP/THEA test (Minimum acceptable scores on ACCUPLACER, ASSET, or Compass will also be accepted);
    5. Evidence of good moral character and the mental, emotional, and physical ability to function effectively in a classroom;
    6. Completion of a minimum of 12 semester hours in the major certificate area with a grade of “C” or better and a 2.75 GPA at the time of application;
    7. A grade of “C” or better on all coursework in the major certificate area;
    8. Successful completion of the professional interview and writing sample;
    9. Completion of departmental screening.

Recommendation for Admission to Teacher Education

Interviews are conducted by two-member teams comprised of A&M-Central Texas faculty and/or invited public school educators. Students are asked questions similar to those that might be asked in a job interview, and the responses are evaluated according to established interview criteria (oral communication, thought processes, leadership potential, and human interaction). Students should expect interviews to last approximately 15-20 minutes.

After the interviews, the candidates are asked to respond to writing prompts. Candidates are also allowed to provide, in writing, any explanations or additional thoughts that may have emerged after the interview. The writing samples are graded according to established criteria (mechanics, organization of content, and appropriateness of content).

Only those applicants who are selected by the Educator Preparation Council (EPC) and have maintained the academic standards listed above are recommended for admission to the Teacher Education Program. At the beginning of the semester following selection, the EPC members vote on those candidates recommended for admission to the program. Should limitations on resources require restrictions to be placed on the number of students admitted in a given semester or year, the EPC admits students based on a total score, which is an aggregate of all the above criteria. Students not admitted must reapply.

Retention in the Teacher Education Program

Retention in the Teacher Education Program requires maintenance of the standards required for admission, plus evidence of satisfactory academic progress and professional development. If the above-stated criteria for admission and retention are not maintained, a student receives written notification from the Certification Officer, and is placed on probation for one long semester. If the deficiency is not corrected by the end of the probationary period, the student will be removed from the program and must reapply for admission to the Teacher Education Program to be eligible for enrollment in additional professional education courses.

A&M-Central Texas reserves the right to monitor a student's professional ethics according to those standards specified in the Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators (adopted by the Teachers' Professional Practice Commission, revised November 22, 2010) as it relates to the performance of his or her role as a student teacher or in a field-based activity in the elementary or secondary schools. Appropriate disciplinary action, which may include removal from the Teacher Education Program, may be instituted for violations of ethical conduct or professionalism.

Admission to Clinical Teaching

Prior to admission to student teaching, students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program (see "Admission to the Teacher Education Program"). Students are urged to study the requirements for admission and retention in the program. Application for student teaching must be submitted to the Coordinator of Field Placement no later than October 15 of the Fall semester or February 15 of the Spring semester prior to the corresponding Fall or Spring semester in which the student expects to student teach. (i.e., an application for student teaching must be submitted one year before the semester in which the student expects to student teach).

Candidates for certification who do not satisfactorily complete student teaching are automatically dropped from the Teacher Education Program. In order to regain eligibility for student teaching and be recommended for certification, a candidate must reapply and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

To be admitted to clinical teaching, all admission requirements to the Teacher Education Program must be maintained. Before being admitted to the Practicum in Teaching Program, each student must also meet the following requirements:

  1. Senior classification and prior admission to the Teacher Educator Program;
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.75 on all coursework that is listed and has been completed on the certification plan;
  3. Formal approval of the Educator Preparation Council;
  4. Removal of all incomplete grades prior to the first class day of the semester in which the student teaching is done;
  5.  Completion of any Growth Plan requirements.

In addition, each intern must meet specific program requirements found below.

Additional requirements for students (EC-6 Generalist w/ESL)

  1. Completion of EDUC 3320 Professional Development in Learner Centered Schools, EDUC 3330 Professional Development II: Effective Instruction, EDUC 4304 Early Childhood Environments Professional Development III, and SPED 3361 Survey Exceptional Learners with minimum GPA of 2.75 and no grade lower than “C”;
  2. Completion of at least 21 hours of Generalist course work with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and no grade lower than a “C”;
  3. Completion of READ 3311 Reading I: Reading Acquisition and Development, READ 3335 Content Area Reading, READ 3330 Reading II: Assessment, Instruction and Reader Development, READ 4304 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum, and READ 4305 Implement Classroom Reading Instruction with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and no grade lower than a “C”.

Additional requirements for students (All-Level Special Education w/ EC-6 Generalist w/ESL)

  1. Completion of EDUC 3320 Professional Development in Learner Centered Schools, EDUC 3330 Professional Development II: Effective Instruction, and EDUC 4304 Early Childhood Environments Professional Development III with minimum GPA of 2.75 and no grade lower than a “C”;
  2. Completion of at least 15 hours of Generalist course work with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and no grade lower than a “C”;
  3.  Completion of READ 3311 Reading I: Reading Acquisition and Development, READ 3335 Content Area Reading, READ 3330 Reading II: Assessment, Instruction and Reader Development, READ 4304 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum, and READ 4305 Implement Classroom Reading Instruction with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and no grade lower than a “C”;
  4. Completion of 18 hours of required Special Education coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and no grade lower than a “C”.

Additional requirements for students (4-8/Middle School Emphasis)

  1. Completion of EDUC 3320 Professional Development in Learner Centered Schools, EDUC 3330 Professional Development II: Effective Instruction, and EDUC 4330 Professional Development III with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and no grade lower than a “C”;
  2. Completion of at least 20 hours of single academic emphasis coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than a “C”; or completion of at least 42 hours in composite emphasis coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and no grade lower than a “C”;

Secondary All-Level1

  1. Senior classification and prior admission to the Teacher Education Program;
  2. Completion of EDUC 3320 Professional Development in Learner Centered Schools, EDUC 3330 Professional Development II: Effective InstructionEDUC 4330 Professional Development III, PSYC 2308 Child Psychology or PSYC 3303 Educational Psychology or FCS 3300 Child Development, and READ 3335 Content Area Reading with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and no grade lower than a "C";
  3. No grade lower than a "C" and a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the teaching field(s) or supplemental coursework;
  4. Completion of at least 75% of the hours in each teaching field, or supplemental coursework (specific information may be obtained in the Educator Preparation Services Office);
  5. A GPA of 2.75 on all coursework that is listed and has been completed on the certificate plan;
  6. Removal of all incomplete grades prior to the first day of class of the semester during which student teaching is done;
  7. Presentation and/or documentation of acceptable professional development and leadership activities. Requirements are available from individual departments.
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It is recommended that students are within 12 hours of completing certification and degree requirements, excluding EDUC 4691 Clinical Teaching and EDUC 4335 Issues in Professional Development.

Placement of CLINICAL Teachers

The Field Experience Coordinator governs the placement of student teachers. Student teaching must be accomplished under the supervision of A&M-Central Texas in a school approved by the Coordinator of Field Placement.

Obtaining a Teaching Certificate

The Certification Officer must verify the following before a student is recommended for certification

  1. Completion of all coursework on a Certificate Plan;
  2. Written documentation and advisor approval for course substitutions;
  3. Minimum 2.75 GPA met in all required areas on certificate plan (professional development, certificate area, reading [if applicable], and overall);
  4. Minimum of 120 total semester hours;
  5. Minimum of 30 semester hours at A&M-Central Texas;
  6. A degree conferred;
  7. Passing score on all TExES/BTLPT/LOTE required exams for initial certification.

Students receive information from the Educator Preparation Services Office regarding the procedures for applying for a standard teaching certificate once the verification of requirements is completed.

Testing For Certification

Students must obtain a passing score on all required examinations prior to applying for certification. Depending on the certificate sought, students may be required to take two or more examinations.

  1. Testing begins the semester before clinical teaching;
  2. Departmental approval must be granted in order for a student to be cleared to register;
  3. Students should contact their academic department to verify when they are eligible to begin taking content tests and the Coordinator for Certification Testing to verify when they are eligible to take the Pedagogy & Professional Responsibilities exam;
  4. Students must continue to retake a failed test at each subsequent test administration until they are successful or the limit has been reached.

Students are provided with certification test registration information during the semester prior to student teaching. The testing schedule is provided and registration for the applicable test is completed in accordance with that schedule. Test authorization must be given by the university testing coordinator before students can register for a test.

Transfer Students

A&M-Central Texas welcomes students who transfer credits from other universities or neighboring community colleges. Through the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, students can obtain the needed coursework to test for elementary certification. Students will be assigned to a specific academic advisor to evaluate transfer credits and plan a course of study. Transfer students should contact the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) at (254)519-5485.

Transfer students working toward secondary and all-level certification receive advising in the academic department of their major. Information about education courses and all-level certification requirements may be obtained by contacting C&I at (254)519-5485.

Policies that govern the acceptance of transfer credit toward teacher certification include the following:

  1. All transfer students are required to submit official transcripts to the University Admissions Office for analysis;
  2. Transfer students from other Texas institutions and institutions in other states are expected to meet A&M-Central Texas's program requirements for certification;
  3. Academic advisors and the Certification Officer reserve the right to disallow coursework on certification plans taken more than seven years ago. Because of changing certification requirements, it is possible that previous coursework taken for certification will not count toward the current application;
  4. Professional Development coursework will not be accepted for transfer credit or as a substitute for A&M-Central Texas's Teacher Education Program requirements. All students must meet all institutional requirements for the degree and for certification;
  5. A minimum of one-third of the semester hours required in each teaching field or area of specialization sought must be completed at A&M-Central Texas.

Note: Individuals who have a degree and a valid teaching certificate from another state and who seek Texas teacher certification must apply directly to the State Board for Educator Certification to obtain their credentials.

Texas A&M University-Central Texas Warranty for First-Year Teachers

Because A&M-Central Texas believes that teacher education is a collaborative process between the University and public schools, and because this University is dedicated to achieving excellence in teacher education, the teaching performance of all A&M-Central Texas graduates is warranted by the University. Should a graduate of A&M-Central Texas’s Teacher Education Program receive a T-TESS rating that is less than "satisfactory" on his/her annual appraisal, the University will provide additional professional development aimed at remediating deficiencies at no additional cost to the individual or district.

Provisions

  1. The warranty applies only to first-year Texas teachers who graduated from A&M-Central Texas within the preceding 12 months;
  2. To be eligible for the professional development remediation, the teacher must have received a domain rating(s) of “below expectations” or “unsatisfactory” on his/her first year annual appraisal;
  3. All requests for services must be in writing from the superintendent of schools;
  4. In cooperation with the school district, a professional growth plan will be developed and the professional development program will address those requirements. The program will be limited to one summer and will not include the cost of room and board.

Elementary Education

The C&I program offers the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies as the degree leading to teacher certification at the elementary level of Early Childhood through Grade 6, at the middle school level of Grades 4 through 8 and All-Level Special Education. Through this degree, students obtain a broad-based content preparation with a strong emphasis on language arts and reading. At the middle school level, certification areas include Mathematics and English, Language Arts/Reading/Social Studies. English as a Second Language (ESL) certification is included in the BS Interdisciplinary Studies degree with EC-6, All-Level Special Education and Middle School certification.

Prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP), students must pass all parts of the TASP/THEA test or other testing requirements and determined by the A&M-Central Texas Educator Preparation Council (EPC) and the Strategic Partners Education Advisory Committee (SPEAC). Information about the Interdisciplinary Studies Program can also be found in the Handbook for Teacher Certification.

Secondary and All-Level Education

Students working toward secondary and all-level certification will pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major and minor, if applicable, in academic disciplines. Students also take professional education courses to meet certification requirements. Though not offering a major in secondary education, the Department of C&I does offer the professional development courses required to obtain secondary certification.

Students obtain academic advisement for secondary certification programs in the department of their major. Prior to application for admission to the Teacher Education Program, secondary certification candidates must be in contact with an advisor in the Teacher Education Program. Application for admissions must be made during the first semester of the junior year while enrolled in EDUC 3320 Professional Development in Learner Centered Schools. Prior to enrolling in any teacher education courses, students must complete a minimum of 60 hours of coursework, excluding developmental courses.

Common Courses (81 Credits)

Courses that are common to all concentrations may be applied to all. At least 120 hours are required for the degree.

General Education Requirements 1
Communication-010
ENGL 1301Composition I 23
ENGL 1302Composition II 23
Mathematics-020
MATH 1314College Algebra3
Natural Sciences-030
Choose one of the following
PHYS 1405Elementary Physics I4
or PHYS 1415 Physical Science I (Lecture + Lab)
Any Lab Science 34
Humanities-040
Sophomore English 23
Visual and Performing Arts-050
EDUC 3360The Arts for Educators3
U.S. History-060
HIST 1301United States History I3
HIST 1302United States History II3
Political Science-070
GOVT 2305Federal Government3
GOVT 2306Texas Government3
University Option-090
Any Biology with Lab 34
Required Courses in the Major
MATH 3303Concepts of Elementary Math I3
MATH 3305Concepts of Elementary Math II3
Reading Courses
READ 3320Fundamentals of Teaching Reading3
READ 4304Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum3
READ 4305Implement Classroom Reading Instruction3
Teacher Certification Preparation Courses
SPED 3361Survey Exceptional Learners3
EDUC 3320Professional Development in Learner Centered Schools3
EDUC 3325Fundamentals of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education3
EDUC 3330Professional Development II: Effective Instruction3
EDUC 4304Early Childhood Environments Professional Development III3
EDUC 4335Issues in Professional Development3
EDUC 4691Clinical Teaching6
READ 3335Content Area Reading3
Concentration Requirements (See Below)39
Total Semester Credit Hours120
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 Refer to General Education Core Requirements for more information.

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 Courses must be completed with a “C” or better.

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 Any Biology elective, excluding nutrition.

Concentration Requirements

With Early Childhood - 6th grade Generalist with English as a Second Language Teacher Certification Preparation

Concentration General Education Requirements
Social and Behavioral Sciences-080
GEOG 1303World Regional Geography3
Required courses in the Concentration
Choose one of hte following
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
Choose one of the following
TECA 1303Families, School, & Community3
or EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations
PSYC 3303Educational Psychology3
MATH 4305Concepts of Elem Math III3
HLTH 3351Principles of Health and Fitness for Children3
EDUC 3340Mathematics Instruction for Classroom Teachers3
EDUC 3350Science Instruction for Classroom Teachers3
EDUC 4320Social Studies Instruction for Teachers3
EDUC 4325History for Educators3
EDUC 4340Technology Application and Integration for Classroom Teachers3
Additional Courses for Degree / Certification
EDUC 1301Introduction to the Teaching Profession3
Choose one of the following
ENGL 3320Advanced Grammars3
or ENGL 3330 Advanced Composition
Total Semester Credit Hours39

With Early Childhood - 6th grade Generalist with Instrumental Music Teacher Certification Preparation

Concentration General Education Requirements
Social and Behavioral Sciences-080
PSYC 3303Educational Psychology3
Required Courses in the Concentration
MUSI 3263Form & Analysis2
MUSI 3137Percussion1
MUSI 3343Computer Assisted Electronic Music3
MUSI 3264Orchestration2
MUSI 4105Beginning Conducting1
MUSI 4207Advanced Conducting2
MUSI 4326Elementary Music Methods3
MUSI 4095Senior Recital0
Instrumental Area
MUSI 3135Vocal Class (Instrumental Majors)1
MUSI 3133Woodwind Class1
MUSI 3134Brass Class1
MUSI 3138String Class1
MUSI 3129Intermediate & Advanced Band Repertoire1
MUSI 4327Instrumental & Marching Methods3
Additional courses for Degree / Certificate
EDUC 4340Technology Application and Integration for Classroom Teachers3
ENGL 3320Advanced Grammars3
or ENGL 3330 Advanced Composition
EDUC 1301Introduction to the Teaching Profession3
Any Level Elective2
Any Level Music Elective3
Total Semester Credit Hours39

 With Early Childhood - 6th grade Generalist with Vocal Music Teacher Certification Preparation

Concentration General Education Requirements
PSYC 3303Educational Psychology3
Required courses in the Concentration
MUSI 3263Form & Analysis2
MUSI 3137Percussion1
MUSI 3343Computer Assisted Electronic Music3
MUSI 3264Orchestration2
MUSI 4105Beginning Conducting1
MUSI 4207Advanced Conducting2
MUSI 4326Elementary Music Methods3
MUSI 4095Senior Recital0
MUSI 3161Diction for Singers1
Vocal Area
MUSI 3259Choral Repertoire2
MUSI 3162Opera Workshop1
MUSI 4312Vocal Pedagogy3
Additional courses for Degree / Certificate
EDUC 1301Introduction to the Teaching Profession3
EDUC 4340Technology Application and Integration for Classroom Teachers3
ENGL 3320Advanced Grammars3
or ENGL 3330 Advanced Composition
Any Level Elective3
Any Level Music Elective3
Total Semester Credit Hours39

All-Level Special Education with Early Childhood - 6th grade Generalist Teacher Certification Preparation

Concentration General Education Requirements
Social and Behavioral Sciences-080
GEOG 1303World Regional Geography3
Required Courses in the Concentration
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
PSYC 3303Educational Psychology3
HLTH 3351Principles of Health and Fitness for Children3
EDUC 3340Mathematics Instruction for Classroom Teachers3
EDUC 3350Science Instruction for Classroom Teachers3
EDUC 4320Social Studies Instruction for Teachers3
EDUC 4325History for Educators3
EDUC 4340Technology Application and Integration for Classroom Teachers3
SPED 4362Special Education Rules and Regulations for Teacher3
SPED 4364Teaching Learners with Developmental Disabilities3
SPED 4383Teaching Learners with Learning and Behavior Anomalies3
Additional Courses of Degree and Certification
Choose one of the following
ENGL 3320Advanced Grammars3
Total Semester Credit Hours39

With Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher Certification Preparation

Concentration General Education Requirements
Social and Behavioral Sciences-080
GEOG 1303World Regional Geography3
Required courses in the Concentration
Choose one of the following
GEOG 1301Physical Geography3
or GEOG 1302 Human Geography
Choose one of the following
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
Choose one of the following
HIST 2311Western Civilization I3
or HIST 2312 Western Civilization II
HIST 3322History of Texas3
Advanced Social Science Elective (History, Political Science, or Social Science)3
ENGL 3320Advanced Grammars3
ENGL 3350Children's Literature3
PSYC 3303Educational Psychology3
EDUC 4320Social Studies Instruction for Teachers3
EDUC 4325History for Educators3
EDUC 4340Technology Application and Integration for Classroom Teachers3
Additional Courses for Degree / Certification
ENGL 3330Advanced Composition3
Total Semester Credit Hours39

With Middle School Mathematics Teacher Certification Preparation

Concentration General Education Requirements 1
Social and Behavioral Sciences-080
PSYC 3303Educational Psychology3
Required courses in the Concentration
MATH 1342Elementary Statistical Methods3
MATH 2312Pre-Calculus Math3
MATH 2313Calculus I3
MATH 3309Algebraic Function3
MATH 4302College Geometry3
MATH 4304Survey of Mathematical Ideas3
MATH 4305Concepts of Elem Math III3
Advanced Mathematics Elective3
EDUC 3340Mathematics Instruction for Classroom Teachers3
Choose one of the following
EDUC 4340Technology Application and Integration for Classroom Teachers3
or MATH 3315 Mathematics & Technology
Additional courses for Degree / Certification
EDUC 1301Introduction to the Teaching Profession3
Choose one of the following
ENGL 3320Advanced Grammars3
or ENGL 3330 Advanced Composition
Total Semester Credit Hours39

Course Information and Schedule 

The Course Information page includes a complete list of courses and course descriptions. 

See the courses offered this semester using the Online Course Schedule.

 Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Achieve the necessary knowledge and skills to earn teacher certification in Texas.

  2. Be employable as educators in Texas.

  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the disciplines studied to earn a baccalaureate degree.