MEDT - Early Childhood - Grade 6 Bilingual Generalist
Prior to Fall 2009, EC-6 used to be EC-4 certification. Students who started as EC-4 will complete the program as EC-4. Candidates beginning the program Fall 2009 or later will be EC-6.
Total hours: 39
|Early Childhood - Grade 6 Bilingual Generalist Certification (30 credit hours)|
|EDTC 5301||Current Applications of Technology in Education|
|LIST 5373||Foundations of Literacy Learning in EC-6 Classrooms|
|BEEP 5318||Foundations in Bilingual Education|
|BEEP 5321||ESL Methods for EC-6 Learners|
|BEEP 5363||Literacy Development in English and Spanish|
|BEEP 5364||Literacy Instruction in Spanish in the Content Areas|
|ELED 5317||Theories of Development and Learning in EC-6|
|ELED 5318||Programs and Practices in EC-6|
|ELED 5321||Language and Literacy Development|
|BEEP 5315||Practicum (last course in certification sequence) "Student Teaching"|
|Common Core Area (9 credit hours)|
|EDUC 5395||The Research Process|
|ELED 5309||Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education|
|EDUC 5309||Advanced Instructional Strategies|
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 program.
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 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 month of February and spring applications are accepted during month of October.
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.