Mission: The Curriculum and Instruction programs provide the master classroom teachers with knowledge of the latest research and skills to continue seeking new information. Due to their pursuit of knowledge, graduates of these programs shall be recognized as experts in their chosen field of study as well as outstanding classroom teachers.
Candidates must pass a comprehensive examination on the content of one course from their plan advisor, another from the core and one from a supporting area. Candidates are eligible to take the comprehensive exam either the semester before or during the semester they intend to graduate. Candidates who fail one part of the exam may re-take the exam within the same semester in which it was first attempted. Candidates who fail more than one part of the comprehensive examination must wait until the next semester before they may re-take the examination. A subsequent failure will result in required remedial work and may delay graduation. After three failures, candidates will be withdrawn from the program and, therefore, be deemed ineligible for graduation.
Students pursuing a concentration in EDUC will take FEDU as part of their core.
Plan - 15-18 semester credit hours*
Selected by advisement from the teaching discipline of the student. These will be courses outside the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development. (Courses valid for dual credit teaching and community college instruction must be at the graduate level, 6300 or above.)
Additional Requirements for the Reading Specialist Certification
Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate.
A minimum of two years of teaching experience in an accredited school
Admission to graduate study within the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development must precede the completion of applicable course work
The program for the certificate includes:
Twelve semester hours of graduate work in reading including the following suggested areas: foundations of reading; diagnosis and correction of reading disabilities; and clinical or laboratory practicum in reading.
A resource area of at least six semester hours, including multicultural concepts and linguistics.