Grades 4 through 8 Certification
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4 through 8 Certification
Students planning to be certified to teach Grades 4 through
Grade 8 will secure an interdisciplinary academic major and
meet the appropriate general studies requirements. The interdisciplinary
academic major for Grades 4-8 is available for math,
science, or English Language Arts and Reading certificates.
To be eligible for Texas certification, students complete
course requirements that follow the State Board for Educator
Certification (SBEC) standards for Grades 4-8. Students follow
a course of study which includes the following components:
(1) General Studies, (2) Professional Responsibility, (3)
Interdisciplinary Academic Major, and (4) sufficient electives
to complete the 120-credit-hour minimum for the bachelor's
degree, which includes 42 upper-level credit hours.
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.
Grades 4-8 Certification: English Language Arts
Grades 4-8 Certification: Mathematics
Grades 4-8 Certification: Science
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