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 follow the undergraduate professional education course of study.
Professional Education course requirements for the EC-6 Generalist certificate include:
EDUC 1301: Introduction to the Teaching Profession
EDUC 2301: Introduction to Special Populations
EDUC 3312: Language and Literacy Acquisition
EDUC 3313: Integrating Arts and Movement
EDUC 3356: Instructional Programs-Moderate and Severe Disabilities
EDUC 3363: Managing Classrooms and Behavior in School Settings
EDUC 4321: Integrating Technology in the Classroom
EDUC 4322: Teaching Skills in EC-6
EDUC 4334: English Language Learners
EDUC 4365: Assessment for Instruction
EDUC 4369: Instructing Diverse Learners
ELED 4312: Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School
ELED 4313: Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School
ELED 4314: Teaching Science in Elementary School
EPSY 3330: Educational Psychology: Child Development and Learning
READ 3330: Children's Literature
READ 4350: Pre-K and Elementary Literacy
READ 4360: Literacy in the Elementary Classroom
READ 4366: Corrective Reading Practicum
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 The 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. The School of Education in cooperation with participating school districts assigns students to school placements.
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.