Completion of 12 hrs. of specific coursework. The bilingual certificate can be earned concurrently with an initial classroom teaching certificate or added to a valid Texas teacher certificate upon successful completion of the specified course sequence and passing scores on the state examinations.
EDUC 4377: Acquisition and Development as English as a Second Language
EDUC 4378: Methodology of Teaching English as a Second Language
EDBE 5338*: Science, Math, and Social Studies in Bilingual Education
EDBE 5376*: Reading and Language Arts in Bilingual Education
*NOTE: These courses may only be taken when the undergraduate is within 12 hrs. of degree completion. They will not count toward the undergraduate degree.
A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all courses leading to bilingual certification, including a 2.5 at UT Tyler is required. Prospective teachers must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in all courses leading to the bilingual supplement.
Successful completion of required TExES examinations is necessary for a recommendation for teacher certification.