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Academics

Undergraduate Degrees

We offer undergraduate degrees through our Curriculum and Instruction Department and our Kinesiology Department.

Curriculum and Instruction

Elementary Education

The elementary education program prepares candidates to become effective elementary school classroom teachers. This on-campus, four-semester program provides courses on child development, foundations of education, and instructional methods in the core curriculum areas. Coursework is closely linked to field experiences and student teaching in elementary partner school classrooms.

Elementary Education Bilingual and ESL

The Elementary Education Bilingual Program prepares bilingual candidates to provide instruction in EC-6 bilingual or dual language classrooms. The ESL program provides elementary school teacher candidates with strategies for providing instruction to students whose native language is not English. On-campus coursework is closely linked to field placements and student teaching in bilingual or multi-lingual partner school classrooms.

Middle-Level Education 

The Middle-Level Education Program candidates choose to receive certification in one of three program tracks: 1) 4-8 English Language Arts and Reading and Social Studies, 2) 4-8 Math and Science, and 3) 4-8 Generalist. Middle-Level coursework is closely connected to extensive field experiences and student teaching in middle-level partner school classrooms.

Secondary Education

Secondary education teacher candidates receive all of their content coursework in their major department. The grades 8-12 or all-level secondary education program provides candidates with coursework in adolescent growth and development, instructional technology, reading and writing in the content areas, classroom organization and management, applications of instruction, and teaching diverse populations. Coursework is closely tied to early field experiences and student teaching in partner school classrooms.

Kinesiology

Athletic Training

The College of Education and Health Professions offers three undergraduate degrees in athletic training through its CAATE-accredited Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP). Athletic training students may choose from a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training, or a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training with Teacher Certification. Once admitted into the program, students will have the opportunity to be placed with experienced clinical instructors in multiple clinical sites throughout the north Texas area. These settings include: high schools, universities, sports medicine clinics, and professional sport teams. Graduates from the UT Arlington ATEP have found employment in a variety of settings including: college/university athletics, high schools, and sports medicine clinics. In addition, graduates have been successful in entering athletic training master’s programs around the nation, along with physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician assistant programs.

Exercise Science

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree program is the largest program in the Department of Kinesiology, with more than 400 majors. Students wishing to major in exercise science can choose from two degree plan options:

Clinical Health Professions Track

The Clinical Health Professions Track incorporates the science prerequisites required of most physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician's assistant graduate programs.

Fitness/Wellness Track

The Fitness/Wellness Track is designed according to the guidelines established by the American College of Sports Medicine. Its purpose is to prepare students for the American College of Sports Medicine Health Fitness Specialist certification program, as well as the certification offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Kinesiology

The Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education with All-Level Teacher Certification prepares individuals for teaching and coaching positions in public and private schools. This degree is specifically designed to prepare graduates for certification in teaching K-12 physical education. The program is designed to provide a scientific and pedagogical foundation with multiple public school experiences that enable students to observe, assist teachers and coaches, experiment with curriculum, create programs, and gain structured experiences in teaching. Because of the emphasis on field experiences, our graduates are well prepared when they enter the workforce. In addition, our graduates work in diverse settings and are able to plan and teach individuals with disabilities successfully. Candidates are also encouraged to earn a second teaching area concentration (such as English, history, biology/life science, math, modern language, health education, etc.).