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UT Tyler School of Education - Undergraduate

All-Level (EC-12) Certification

All-Level (EC-12) Certification is available for the teaching fields of art, music, and physical education. Coursework to satisfy the requirements of this certificate may be met by pursuing the degree and teaching specialization requirements of the appropriate field and completing certification requirements. For more information, please email our Director, Dr. Colleen Swain at cswain@uttyler.edu.

Students wishing to be certified to teach grades EC-12 in art, music, and physical education must complete the following:

  1. Completion of baccalaureate core curriculum requirements.

  2. Degree requirements, as listed in the appropriate area of the catalog, in a teaching field appropriate to the public schools of Texas. (See Teaching Specializations below.)

  3. 18 hours of professional development courses, including EDUC 1301, EPSY 3340, EDSP 3351, EDUC 4320, EDFB 4338, EDUC 4312/4315.

  4. Six semester hours of Student Teaching (EDUC 4640) along with the Student Teaching Seminar (EDUC 4057).

Certification Options:

Teaching Specializations and certification options are approved by the State Board for Educator Certification. Students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in appropriate fields may be certified to teach at the secondary level.

All-Level (EC-12) Specializations Certificate:

All-Level (EC-12) Preparation Program:

       
Phase I Phase II Phase III Phase IV
EDUC 1301 EDSP 3351 EDUC 4312/4315* EDUC 4057
EPSY 3340 EDUC 4320 EDFB 4338 EDUC 4640

NOTE:  All required courses for this degree program are offered each fall and spring semester.

Professional Education Phases: 8-12 and All-Level (EC-12)

*Art, Kinesiology, and Music degree plans leading to All-Level (EC-12) certification in those subjects have their own methods courses built into the degree plan and will therefore not be enrolling in the second Phase III course. Spanish majors will take the English/Language Arts (EDUC 4312) methods course.

For issues or complaints about this educator preparation program, email by going to http://www.tea.state.tx.us (the complaints link is located in the red banner at the bottom of the home page) or mail to Correspondence Management, Texas Education Agency, 1701 N. Congress, Austin, TX 78701.

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