Programs leading to the certification of teachers for grades 7-12 are offered in cooperation among the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration and Education. Candidates earn their academic degrees through the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Business Administration to obtain teacher certification through the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development.
The following are requirements for degrees that incorporate the provision of teacher certification:
- Satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Business Management.
- For the Bachelor of Arts option, candidates can indicate a choice of plan as Humanities with either English or History, or students may indicate a choice of plan as Mathematical Science with Math and students may indicate a choice of plan as Spanish.
- For the Bachelor of Science option, candidates indicate a choice of plan as either computer science or mathematics or Biology (Science certification).
- The Bachelor of Business Management applies to those electing to choose a plan in management and obtain a business education certificate, grades 6-12.
- All teacher certification candidates must have 9 semester hours of English, 6 of which must be in composition.
- Advising for content related courses is provided by School of Business or School of Arts and Sciences.
- Complete courses in fundamentals of speech and computer proficiency (not more than 5 years old), and complete a minimum of six hours of laboratory natural science courses for the B.B.A. or eight hours of laboratory natural science courses for the B.A. or B.S. degrees.
- Secure admission to teacher education through the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development.
- Complete 24 hours of Professional of Development/Education courses:
- Satisfy requirements in one of the teaching fields, consistent with the courses meeting new state standards.
- Grade of C or better is required in courses pertaining to the Content Area and Teacher Education Program.
- Candidates must take and pass the state content TExES exam and EC-12 PPR TExES #160 before student teaching.
Students approved to Teacher Educationprogram Fall 2019 will take content test first and EdTPA with Student Teaching.
The candidate must to be certified under standards mandated by the State Texas Education Agency as follows:
1. Completion of the courses which fulfill the standards in one of the following teaching fields: Business; Computer Science; English, Language Arts, Reading; History; Mathematics; Science; Spanish; Speech.
2. Completion of all degree requirements for an academic degree incorporating one of the areas above.
4. Pass TExES in Professional Development and appropriate secondary field TExES.
5. Apply for teaching certificate when all course work has been completed.
6. Students already holding a bachelor’s degree should request a certification plan.
7. Meet all TExES Academic Program requirements.