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Cert Only - Early Childhood - Grade 6 Generalist

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.

EC-6 Certification (33 credit hours; 18 hours will be applied towards the Master's)
EDTC 5301 Current Applications of Technology in Education
ELED 5317 Theories of Childhood Development and Learning
ELED 5318 Foundations of EC-6 Education
ELED 5319 EC-6 Instructional Strategies in Mathematics
ELED 5320 EC-6 Instructional Strategies in Social Studies and the Creative Arts
ELED 5312 EC-6 Instructional Strategies in Science
EDUC 5310 Diverse Populations in Today's Schools
LIST 5373 Literacy Learning in the Elementary School: Reading and Writing
LIST 5345 Content Area Reading and Writing
BEEP 5321 Instruction in ESL/Bilingual Settings
ELED 5315 Practicum (Twelve-week Student Teaching Experience)

Program of Work

Click here to download Program of Work planning document. 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.

Student Teaching

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 UT Arlington Residents. We work closely with specific schools to build strong mentoring relationships between teachers and students, and therefore place all students in partner

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 September. 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 and apply for appropriate state certifications with the State Board for Educator Certification / Texas Education Agency within six months of the completion of their student teaching, internship, 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 Director in consultation with the faculty. See Program of Work planning document for other details.