Undergraduate Certification Programs

Undergraduate Certification Programs

All Level Certification

All-Level Certification Program Requirements

All - Level Certification Program (Grades EC-12): Art, Theater Arts (Drama), and LOTE (Languages Other than English, French, German, Latin, and Spanish)

To be recommended by the University of Dallas for Texas EC-12 Certification, candidates must show evidence of the following:

1) Bachelor's Degree with at least 24 hours of teaching field courses, 18 upper division, with an overall grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) and a 2.75 in pedagogical and teaching field courses.

2) General education courses-6 hours in English required-12 recommended; 3 hours in math, college algebra or above; 3-4 in laboratory science; 6 hours in history, 3 of which must be American; 3 hours in American Government. 

3) Complete: Edu 3102, 3111, 3305, 3322, 3327, 3328, 3335, 4149, 4849, 5351, 5352, and at least one semester of Reflective Teaching (Edu 3147 or 3148), plus Edu 4346.

4) Pass the comprehensive examinations in Education.

5) Pass appropriate TExES.

6) Complete placement file and teaching portfolio.

 

N. B. The Department of Education complies with the Texas state certification requirements as set by the State Board of Educator Certification. At the time of this publication, the requirements are accurate; however, requirements may change to reflect new state regulations.

Elementary Certification

Elementary Certification (EC - 6 Core Subjects) Requirements:

To be recommended by the University of Dallas for Texas Elementary [Early Childhood (PK) - 6th] Certification, candidates must show evidence of the following:

1) Bachelor's Degree with an overall grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) and a 2.75 in pedagogical courses.

2) Complete general courses:

6 semester hours in English required (12 recommended),
3 semester hours in math, college algebra or above,
3-4 semester hours in laboratory science
6 semester hours in history (3 of which must be American)
3 semester hours in American Government.

3) Complete Education courses:

EDU 3101: Math Practicum,
EDU 3102: Reading Practicum,
EDU 3103: Science Practicum,
EDU 3305: Computer Problem Solving,
EDU 3322: Child and Young Adult Literature,
EDU 3323: Developmental Reading,
Either EDU 3324: Diagnostic and Corrective Reading or 5354: Language Acquisition/Linguistics,
EDU 3325: Elementary Math Concepts,
EDU 3326: Elementary Science Concept,
EDU 3327: Child Growth and Development,
EDU 3330: Integrated Curriculum,
EDU 3335 Philosophy of Education,
EDU 3147 and 3148: Reflective Teaching (at least one semester),
EDU 4343: Principles of Elementary Education,
EDU 4147: Seminar in Elementary School Directed (Student) Teaching
EDU 4847: Elementary/Middle School Directed (Student) Teaching
EDU 5351: History of American Education

4) Pass the comprehensive examinations in Education.

5) Pass appropriate TExES (Texas Examination of Educator Standards) in content and pedagogy.

6) Complete placement file and teaching portfolio.


N. B. The Department of Education complies with the Texas state certification requirements as set by the State Board of Educator Certification. At the time of this publication, the requirements are accurate; however, requirements may change to reflect new state regulations.

Middle School Certification

Middle School Certification (Grades 4 - 8) Requirements:

The Department of Education offers Middle School (grades 4 - 8) Texas State Certification in the following areas:

  1. English Language Arts and Reading
  2. Social Studies
  3. Mathematics
  4. Science
  5. Composite English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies
  6. Composite Mathematics/Science

Requirements

To be recommended by the University of Dallas for Texas Middle School [Grades 4 - 8] Certification, candidates must show evidence of the following:

1) Bachelor's Degree with an overall grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) and a 2.75 in pedagogical and teaching field courses.

2) Complete general courses:

6 semester hours in English required (12 recommended),
3 semester hours in math, college algebra or above,
3-4 semester hours in laboratory science
6 semester hours in history (3 of which must be American)
3 semester hours in American Government.

3) Complete Education courses:

EDU 3101: Math Practicum,
EDU 3102: Reading Practicum,
EDU 3305: Computer Problem Solving,
EDU 3322: Child and Young Adult Literature,
EDU 3323: Developmental Reading,
EDU 3325: Elementary Math Concepts,
EDU 3327: Child Growth and Development,
EDU 3335 Philosophy of Education,
EDU 3147 and 3148: Reflective Teaching (at least one semester),
Either EDU 4343: Principles of Elementary Education or EDU 4346 Principles of Secondary Education
EDU 4147: Seminar in Elementary School Directed (Student) Teaching
EDU 4847: Elementary/Middle School Directed (Student) Teaching
EDU 5351: History of American Education
EDU 5352: Educational Evaluation
Depending on academic emphasis*, 3-6 hours of electives from EDU 3324: Diagnostic and Corrective Reading; EDU 3326: Elementary Science Concepts and EDU 3103: Science Practicum; EDU 3329: Mathematics Problem Solving; EDU 3330: Integrated Curriculum; or EDU 5354: Language Acquisition/Linguistics

*For specific information on each emphasis, see our requirements.

4) Eighteen hours in a teaching field, 9 of which must be upper division hours. (Composite teaching field certificates require additional hours.)

5) Pass the comprehensive examinations in Education.

6) Pass appropriate TExES (Texas Examination of Educator Standards) in content and pedagogy.

7) Complete placement file and teaching portfolio.

 

N. B. The Department of Education complies with the Texas state certification requirements as set by the State Board of Educator Certification. At the time of this publication, the requirements are accurate; however, requirements may change to reflect new state regulations.

 

Secondary School Certification

 

Secondary Certification Requirements:

To be recommended by the University of Dallas for Texas Secondary [Grades 7 - 12] Certification, candidates must show evidence of the following:

  1. Bachelor's Degree with an overall grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) and a 2.75 in pedagogical and teaching field courses.
  2. General Education Courses-6 hours in English required-12 recommended; 3 hours in math, college algebra or above; 3-4 hours in laboratory science; 6 hours in history, 3 of which must be American; 3 hours in American Government.
  3. Complete: Edu 3111, 3112, 3305, 3328, 3335, 4346, 4848, 4148, 5323, 5351, 5352, and at least one semester of Reflective Teaching (Edu 3147, 3148, or 4150). 
  4. Twenty-four hours in a teaching field, 18 are upper division hours. Two subject certification areas and composite fields require additional hours in content.
  5. Pass the written and oral comprehensive examinations in Education.
  6. Pass appropriate TExES/ExCET tests.
  7. Complete placement file and teaching portfolio.

Teaching Fields:

Grades 7 - 12:

  • English Language Arts and Reading
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Life Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science (Physics and Chemistry)
  • Physics/Mathematics

Composite fields:

  • Social Studies Composite (Economics, Geography, government, History)
  • Science Composite (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics)

 

N. B. The Department of Education complies with the Texas state certification requirements as set by the State Board of Educator Certification. At the time of this publication, the requirements are accurate; however, requirements may change to reflect new state regulations.


N. B.
 The Department of Education complies with the Texas state certification requirements as set by the State Board of Educator Certification. At the time of this publication, the requirements are accurate; however, requirements may change to reflect new state regulations.

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