THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON

Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 


 

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The Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation

The University of Texas at Arlington is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The programs listed below have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2028. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality.

 

AAQEP-Accredited Programs at The University of Texas at Arlington

Initial-Level Educator Preparation Programs:

  • B.F.A. in Art
  • B.A. in Education with EC-6 ESL Teacher Certification  
  • B.A. in Education with EC-6 Bilingual Teacher Certification  
  • B.S. in Education with EC-12 Special Ed. & EC-6 Core Subjects Teacher Certification
  • B.A. in Education with 4-8 Middle-Level English Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher Certification
  • B.S. in Education with 4-8 Middle-Level Math/Science Teacher Certification  
  • B.A. in English  
  • B.A. in History  
  • Master of Education in Teaching (also includes certification-only candidates)  
  • B. of Music  
  • B.A. in Kinesiology  
  • UTeach Program: B.A. in Biology, B.S. in Biology, B.A. in Chemistry, B.A. in Geology, B.S. in Mathematics, B.S. in Physics

Advanced Education Degree and Certification Programs:  

  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction  
  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies  
  • Principal Certification Only Program  

Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides leadership, guidance, and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students. TEA also provides support for and oversight of Texas Educator Preparation Programs.

Texas Educator Preparation Program Accreditation Statuses

  • 2013-14 accredited
  • 2014-15 accredited
  • 2015-16 accredited
  • 2016-17 accredited
  • 2017-18 accredited warned
  • 2018-19 accredited
  • 2019-20 not rated: declared state of disaster

TEA staff are recommending that the UTA program be assigned accredited status under the Accountability System for Educator Preparation at the February 21, 2020 State Board for Educator Certification meeting.


Military Service, Training, or Education

In accordance with 19 TAC 228.35 (a)(5), UTA's College of Education evaluates and may accept military service, training, or education toward the fulfillment of program prerequisite admission requirements. Military service, training, or education must be directly related to the certificate being sought and may not take the place of certification examinations. Service, training, or education may not count as part of an internship, clinical teaching, or practicum requirements and must be provided by an approved Educator Preparation Program or accredited institution of higher education within the past five years. The Program Director will determine whether or not military service, training, or education is relevant and could be used as a substitution.