Grades EC-6 Generalist Certification

To complete the EC-6 teaching certificate, the candidate must have an earned bachelor's degree and complete course requirements and required TExES examinations. Individuals may follow the undergraduate professional education course of study or they may take graduate equivalents (see note below):

Professional Education course requirements for the EC-6 Generalist certificate include:

EDUC 3310

EDUC 3220

EDUC 4230

*EDST 4640 or EDIN 5380 and EDIN 5381

EPSY 3350

ELED 4312

ELED 4313


EDEC 3305

EDEC 4385

ELED 4314

EDUC 4057

EDEC 3315

READ 4360

READ 4366


READ 4350

READ 4364

EDFB 3348




EDSP 4269


NOTE: In some instances, graduate courses may be substituted for undergraduate courses. If accepted to graduate studies, the candidate may apply these courses to a master's degree. The candidate who wishes to pursue a graduate degree should take no more than 9 hrs. graduate course work before being admitted to the graduate program. For admission to Graduate Studies, follow the requirements as listed earlier in this section of the catalog. (See post-baccalaureate advisor for details.)

*Student Teaching: Requirements for admission to student teaching are provided in the School of Education section following the certification section of this catalog.

Professional education courses require related field experiences. These experiences occur in TEA-accredited schools. Individual instructors assign specific course requirements related to field experience. Refer to course descriptions in the university catalog. The School of Education in cooperation with participating school districts assigns students to school placements.

Additional requirements include:

Speech proficiency

Computer proficiency

ENGL 3330 or 5381 Children's Literature

In order to be eligible for a recommendation for EC-6 teacher certification, candidates must pass required TExES examinations in addition to successfully completing the course requirements and student teaching or internship, if applicable.