Early Childhood Through Grade 12 Certification

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Students planning to acquire EC-12 certification may do so by securing a major in either Music (Choral) or Physical Education (Kinesiology Major). To be eligible for Texas certification, students will also follow the EC-12 certification program designed to provide certification for Early Childhood through Grade 12 under the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) standards. Students follow a course of study which includes the following components: (1) General Studies, (2) Professional Responsibility courses, which include student teaching, (3) an academic major in either music or kinesiology, and (4) sufficient electives to complete the bachelor's degree, if applicable.

Students must be admitted into the Educator Preparation Program according to the policies set by the College of Education.

Retention in the Educator Preparation Program:

Students must maintain and graduate with an overall institutional GPA of 3.0 and must maintain and graduate with an institutional GPA of 3.0 in their teaching fields/academic concentrations.

EC-12 Certification Music Education (Choral)
EC-12 Certification Physical Education (Kinesiology Major)

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Certification Programs:
Core Subjects Early Childhood through Grade 6 Certification
Grades 4 through 8 Certifications
Grades 4-8 English Language Arts
Grades 4-8 Mathematics
Grades 4-8 Science
Grades 7 through 12 Certifications
Grades 7-12 English Language Arts
Grades 7-12 History
Grades 7-12 Life Science (Biology Major)
Grades 7-12 Mathematics
Grades 7-12 Science (Natural Science Major)
Grades 7-12 Speech Certification (Communication Studies Major)
Grades 8 Through 12 Computer Science Certification
Early Childhood through Grade 12 Certification
Grades EC-12 Music Education (Choral)
Grades EC-12 Physical Education (Kinesiology Major)


Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programs:

B.A. Core Subjects Early Childhood - 6/M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language
B.A. 4-8 English Language Arts Certification/M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language
B.A./B.S. Core Subjects Early Childhood – Grade 6 Certification/M.A. Teaching
B.A./B.S. Core Subjects Early Childhood – Grade 6 Certification/M.Ed. Special Education
BA/BS in Kinesiology/MEd Kinesiology


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