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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Education, B.S.


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The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Education undergraduate program is to prepare exemplary educators who possess and demonstrate the content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge, skills, strategies, and dispositions necessary to develop learners in our culturally diverse society.

Degree Requirements

The following requirements apply to all candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Education:

  1. Satisfy all university requirements for a bachelor’s degree as found in the section, Bachelor’s Degree Requirements , in this catalog.
  2. Lower Division:
    1. A combined total of 7 semester hours in natural sciences (biology, chemistry, geology and/or physics; a combination is preferred), one of which must have a lab.
    2. 3 semester hours of mathematics as required by the university core requirements, selected from college algebra, finite, trigonometry, analytic geometry, or calculus
    3. 3 semester hours in fundamentals of speech.
    4. 15 semester hours in the academic concentrations and specializations including 12 hours of TECA (Texas Early Childhood Articulation) EDUC/CUIN courses.
  3. Lower or Upper Division: 3 semester hours of a computer proficiency course.
  4. Upper Division*:
    1. CUIN 4320 Teaching English as a Second Language  or ENGL 3430 Professional Writing  
    2. 12 semester hours in the humanities and social sciences area.
    3. 27 semester hours in the academic concentrations and specializations.
    4. 24 hours of professional education.
  • *Grades in all upper division UHV courses must be C or better.

These requirements are summarized below:

Education - Early Childhood


Grade 6 Core Subjects Certification


For Students Entering UHV as Freshmen

University Core Requirements (43 credit hours)


General

Core 020 Mathematics

Core 030 Life & Physical Sciences

*At least 2 sciences, 1 with a lab

Core 070 Government/Political Sciences

Core 080 Social and Behavioral Science

Major Program Requirements

Total: 124 s.h.


AAT Track: For transfer students who hold an Associates of Arts in Teaching


Lower Level Requirements (63 hour AAT Requirements)


Lower Level Core Requirements

Core 020 Mathematics

Core 030 Life & Physical Sciences

12 hours total (3 courses with a lab, any combination)

  • BIOL w/Lab
  • CHEM w/Lab
  • PHYS w/Lab
Core 040 Language, Philosophy & Culture

  • Literature preferred
Core 070 Government/Political Sciences

Core 080 Social & Behavioral Sciences

  • GEOG 1303 preferred
  • TECA 1318 preferred
Core 090 Speech

Major Program Requirements


Total: 129 s.h.


Admission to Teacher Education is a course prerequisite for the Teacher Education Program Block courses. Admission to the Teacher Education Program is admission to a professional program and is a separate process from admission to the University. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the College of Education & Health Professions prior to enrollment to determine they meet all requirements.

Non-AAT Track: For transfer students who do not hold an Associate of Arts in Teaching


University Core Requirements (43 credit hours)


General Core Curriculum Requirements

Core 020 Mathematics

Core 030 Life and Physical Sciences

  • at least two (2) sciences (one-1 with a lab)
Core 040 Language, Philosophy & Culture

  • ENGL 2322
Core 050 Creative Arts

Core 070 Government/Political Sciences

Core 080 Social & Behavioral Sciences

Core 090 Computer Literacy

Major Program Requirements

Total: 124 credit hours


Admission to Teacher Education is a course prerequisite for the Teacher Education Program Block courses. Admission to the Teacher Education Program is admission to a professional program and is a separate process from admission to the University. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the College of Education & Health Professions prior to enrollment to determine they meet all requirements.

EC-Grade 6 Core Subjects Certificate Block Schedule


(Degree Seeking Students Only) Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Check Requirements in the UHV Catalog

*All upper division UHV courses must be passed with C or better *

University Based Courses


The following University Based Courses may be taken without admission to the Teacher Education Program; scheduling may be difficult if all are taken prior to acceptance to the Teacher Education Program.

Prior to Student Teaching


Course to be Taken the Semester Prior to Student Teaching

Student Teaching and Professional Seminar


Candidates must take and pass the state Core Subjects EC-6 TExES #291 exam and PPR EC-12 TExES #160 before student teaching.  Students must take and pass the EC-12 PPR state teacher certification exam or EdTPA before the end of their 3rd semester in the Teacher Education Program.After Fall 2019, all students will take Core Sub Content and EdTPA during student teaching.

(Prerequisites - Admission by Application to the Director of Field Experiences - application deadline for fall is March 1st, spring deadline is September 15th)

Education Plan Grades 4-8 Core Subjects Certification


For Students Entering UHV as Freshmen


University Core Requirements (43 credit hours)


General

Core 020 Mathematics

Core 030 Life and Physical Sciences

*At least 2 sciences, 1 with a lab

Core 040 Language, Philosophy & Culture

Core 050 Creative Arts

Core 080 Social and Behavioral Science

Major Program Requirements


Upper Level Major Requirements - May be taken any time in program (15 credit hours)

Total: 127 s.h.

Non-AAT Track: For transfer students who do not hold an Associate of Arts in Teaching


University Core Requirements (43 credit hours)


General Core Curriculum Requirements

Core 020 Mathematics

Core 030 Life & Physical Sciences

At least two courses with one lab.

Core 040 Language, Philosophy & Culture

  • ENGL 2328
Core 050 Creative Arts

  • DRAM 1310
  • ARTS 1301
Core 070 Government/Political Sciences

  • PSCI 2306  OR  GOVT 2306
  • PSCI 2305  OR GOVT 2305
Core 080 Social & Behavioral Sciences

Core 090 Computer Literacy

Major Program Requirements


Total: 127 s.h.


Admission to Teacher Education is a course prerequisite for the Teacher Education Program Block courses. Admission to the Teacher Education Program is admission to a professional program and is a separate process from admission to the University. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the College of Education & Health Professions prior to enrollment to determine they meet all requirements.

Middle School Education Grade 4 - Grade 8 Core Subjects Block Schedule


(Degree Seeking Students Only) Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Check Requirements in the UHV Catalog

* All upper level UHV courses must be passed with C or better*

Note

One of these must be taken the semester prior to student teaching.

Student Teaching and Professional Seminar


Candidates must take and pass the state Core Subjects 4-8 TExES #211 exam before student teaching.

(Prerequisites - Admission by Application to the Director of Field Experiences - application deadline for fall is March 1st, spring deadline is September 15th)

AAT Track for transfer students who hold an Associates of Arts in Teaching


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