MEDT-Early Childhood - Grade 6 ESL/Core Subjects
If students began the program prior to 2009, they will need to meet with the Faculty Advisor for EC-6 to determine a new Program of Work that will allow them to graduate.
Total hours: 36
|EC-6 ESL/Core Subjects Certification Coursework (24 hours).|
|ELED 5317||Theories of Childhood Development and Learning|
|ELED 5318||Programs and Practices in EC-6|
|ELED 5321||EC-6:Classroom Management & Instructional Strategies|
|LIST 5345||Content Area Reading and Writing|
|LIST 5354||Multicultural Literature for Children|
|LIST 5361||Language Learning and Authentic Assessment in EC-6|
|LIST 5362||Literacy Instruction in ESL/Bilingual Settings|
|ELED 5315||Practicum (last course)|
|Common Core Area (12 hours)|
|EDUC 5394||Understanding Classroom Research|
|EDUC 5395||Designing Classroom Research (prerequisite EDUC 5394)|
|EDUC 5397||Implementing and Disseminating Classroom Research (prerequisites EDUC 5394 & EDUC 5395)|
|EDUC 5309||History and Current Trends in EC-6 Education|
Program of Work
Upon admission to the program, you will meet with your program director to create a program of work. This will plot out what courses you will take each semester until you complete the degree.
The last course required for certification is titled "Practicum". This is the semester when students do their Student Teaching. Partnerships with specific school districts and schools have been established to host UTA Residents. We work closely with specific schools to build strong mentoring relationships between teachers and students, and therefore place all students in partner school settings. Students are not able to select the district or school for their placement.
Field Application Deadline
Students must apply for Student Teaching with the Office of Professional Development. Fall applications are accepted during the month of February and spring applications are accepted during the month of October. Orientations for Student Teaching are set for August and December. Please email the Program Coordinator/Director for specific dates.
Candidates must pass all appropriate state exams (limit of four retests) and apply for appropriate state certification(s) with the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency within six months of the completion of their student/clinical teaching or practicum program. If a candidate allows the six month period to go by without passing all state exams and applying for certification, additional coursework and/or state exams will be required for recommendation for certification. Additional coursework will be determined by the appropriate Program Coordinator in consultation with faculty.
See Program of Work planning document for other details.