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Post-Baccalaureate Certification Plans


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Post-Baccalaureates

(Students already holding a bachelor’s degree)

Post-baccalaureate candidates must request a certification plan.

The application forms for a plan and the application for admittance into teacher education and a check-list can be located on the Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification website (School of Education, Health Professions and Human Development).

Post-Baccalaureate Certification Plans

Post-baccalaureate candidates requiring this service must secure certification plans from the Educator Preparation Office in the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development. A service charge of $25.00 is required for a candidate requested certification plan. The candidate is required to complete a clinical teaching experience. However, an internship is made available to candidates who secure a teaching position, in the area and at the level that they are seeking certification, in an accredited school.

Deficiency Plans and Internships
The School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development also offers teacher certification programs for those teachers-in-service who are teaching in accredited schools. The school district where they are employed must request an official deficiency plan in writing. The candidate must serve an internship in lieu of clinical teaching. (To serve an internship, you must contact the Educator Preparation Office, complete all necessary paper work, enroll in the appropriate courses and apply for a Probationary Certificate through TEA.)

The basic requirements for securing a certificate in this manner are similar to those listed for undergraduate students. The candidates are permitted to substitute equivalent semester hours of a one-year Internship in a school accredited by the Texas Education Agency for the required six semester hours of clinical teaching.

The teaching areas available for post-baccalaureate candidates are identical to the specialization fields accessible to undergraduate candidates. A minimum of twelve semester hours must be completed at UH-Victoria as part of any certification or endorsement program. Course work that is ten years old or older must be approved by the Certification Officer. The candidate must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. See the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development website for the teacher education program along with a checklist and application for a certification program.

Teacher certification candidates must pass all UHV courses required for teacher certification with a “C” or better. All teacher certification transactions and /or inquiries for UH-Victoria are made through the Educator Preparation Office in the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development.

All candidates seeking certification are required to successfully complete all TExES Academy Program requirements.

VOICE - Victoria Online Initial Certification for Educators
The VOICE program is an accelerated university-based route to teacher certification for all grades designed to meet the requirements of “Every Student Succeeds Act.” Coursework is offered online and candidates participate in a school-based field experience with university supervision. To be accepted into this program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree completion.
  • Official transcripts from all previous universities on file in the Admissions Office.
  • Pass the Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in your certification area prior to being admitted to the program.
  • Provide criminal background check results.
  • Maintained a 2.75 GPA in last 60 hours of university coursework.
  • Maintain a 2.75 GPA in the VOICE program with no more than two “C’s” to be retained in the program. Any grade lower than a “C” must be taken over.
  • Provide a letter of standing if you were previously in an Initial Teacher Certification Program.
  • There is a non-refundable $65 service charge to apply for this program. Due dates for applications: Fall - July 15th; Spring - November 15th; Summer - April 15th.  Applications received after the due date are charged an extra $100 late fee.  Late application due dates correspond with UHV application due dates:  Fall - August 10;  Spring - January 3;  Summer - May 10.
  • All Teacher Certification candidates must pass all UHV courses required for teacher certification with a “C” or better after June 1, 2008.
  • According to Texas Administrative Code 228.35 - candidate must complete 30 clock hours of field-based observation to be completed prior to clinical teaching or internship. Appropriate activities include substitute teaching, hours spent as a classroom aide or classroom observations in an accredited school. See Educator Preparation Office for documentation requirements.
  • According to Texas Administrative Code 228.35 - candidate must complete 80 clock hours of training prior to clinical teaching or internship. Completion of 2 VOICE courses will fulfill this requirement.
  • Just prior to starting the student teaching practicum option or the internship option, students must pass the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) exam. ​

VOICE Course Rotation

FALL

SPRING

SUMMER

FALL

SPRING

SUMMER

CUIN 6320  

CUIN 6314  

CUIN 6320  

CUIN 6314  

CUIN 6320  

CUIN 6314  

CUIN 6312  

FEDU 6323  

CUIN 6312  

FEDU 6323  

CUIN 6312  

FEDU 6323  

CUIN 6316  | 1

CUIN 6318  
Pre-Req
6319 ST

CUIN 6317  | 2

CUIN 6319   ST

CUIN 6318   ST
Pre-Req
(Optional 3rdClass if student teaching in fall)

CUIN 6316  | 1

CUIN 6318  
Pre-Req
6319 ST

CUIN 6317  | 2

CUIN 6319   ST

CUIN 6318   ST
Pre-Req
(Optional 3rd
Class if student teaching in fall)

  
With faculty advisor approval, VOICE candidates may use up to 12 hours of VOICE courses (CUIN 6312 , CUIN 6314 , CUIN 6320  or FEDU 6323 ) toward a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education, Education Technology, Literacy Studies, Elementary Mathematics, Elementary Science, Elementary Science/Math, Early Childhood, or ESL/TESOL Education. For information about these degrees, consult with a certification analyst. In addition, upon approval from a faculty advisor, VOICE courses may be substituted for CUIN common core courses for those students seeking Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with Reading Specialist Certification, Master Reading Teacher Certification, or Master Mathematics Teacher Certification.  VOICE candidates may also begin their teacher certification program pursuing a master’s degree in Elementary through Grade Eight with Teacher Certification, a Master’s in Secondary Education with Teacher Certification or a master’s degree in English as a Second Language/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESL/TESOL).  

See TExES Academy (http://www.uhv.edu/testing/certification-and-exittests/texes/)

VOICE INTERNSHIP

Post-baccalaureate education candidates on a certification plan who secure a teaching position at an accredited school in the area and at the level that they are seeking certification may complete an internship instead of student teaching. The candidate must qualify for the teacher education program before entering into an internship.

  • According to Texas Administrative Code 228.35 - candidate must complete 30 clock hours of field-based observation to be completed prior to clinical teaching or internship. Appropriate activities include substitute teaching, hours spent as a classroom aide or classroom observations in an accredited school. See Educator Preparation Office for documentation requirements.

According to Texas Administrative Code 228.35 - candidate must complete 150 clock hours of training prior to clinical teaching or internship. Completion of four (4) VOICE courses will fulfill this requirement.

To serve an internship, the candidate must meet probationary certification requirements as outlined by the Texas Education Agency and must apply through the Educator Preparation Office (EPO), complete all necessary paper work, contact the Director of Field Experience, and enroll in the appropriate courses.

Students are responsible for applying for a probationary certificate with TEA.

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