Students who hold a Bachelor’s degree must obtain teacher certification at the graduate level at The University of Texas at Arlington. Teacher certification can be earned either through a certification-only program (non-degree seeking) or the Master of Education in Teaching. Click on the program you are interested in to view the coursework required for that program, as well as other helpful information.

If you were previously enrolled in another Texas Teacher Educator Preparation Program; Alternative Certification Program or University-Based Program, you must email christine.pruitt@uta.edu and request a TEA Transfer of Data Form. Failure to do so will result in delay of your program continuance.

IMPORTANT NOTICE for graduate students pursuing initial teacher certification. PLEASE READ.

The Texas Education Agency has issued new requirements for student teacher supervision, according to the Texas Administrative Code (TAC 228.35(f)). This includes a minimum of three 45-minute formal classroom observations followed by a 20-minute interactive conference between the student teacher and the university supervisor. This means that all UTA student teacher placements must be in our partner districts in the DFW area. There will be no out of area placements. The Field Office will place all student teachers in a partner district based on the availability of cooperating teachers in the different subject areas.


Course of Study

 EC-6 ESL/Core Subjects Certification (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 5315  Literacy Theory to Practice
 LIST 5362  Literacy Instruction in ESL/Bilingual Settings 
 ELED 5315  Clinical Teaching (practicum, last course) 

 

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.

Student Teaching

The last course required for certification is titled "Clinical Teaching". 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

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.

Certification

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.

 
 Early Childhood - Grade 6 Bilingual Core Subjects Certification (24 credit hours)
 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 5321  Language and Literacy Development
 BEEP 5315  Clinical Teaching (practicum, last course) 

 

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.

Transition to Master's

Students enrolled in the EC-6 Bilingual Core Subjects certification-only program wishing to change to the Master of Education in Teaching degree must do so prior to enrolling in their fourth certification course or some courses may not be counted towards the degree. You must reapply to the graduate school and meet appropriate admission requirements to change to the M.Ed.T. program.

Student Teaching

The last course required for certification is titled "Clinical Teaching". 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 Director for specific dates.

Certification

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.

 Mid-Level Certification (15 credit hours)
 EDML 5308  Middle School Classroom Organization, Classroom Management & Methods
 EDUC 5310  Diverse Populations in Today’s Schools
 EDML 5328  Pre-Adolescent/Adolescent Growth, Development and Learning Theory
 LIST 5345  Content Area Reading and Writing
 EDML 5315   Clinical Teaching (practicum, last course)

 

Sequence

To be eligible to proceed to Student Teaching, Mid-Level students must have completed at least EDML 5308 and EDML 5328. These two courses are only offered in the fall semester.

Transition to Master's

Students enrolled in the Mid-Level certification-only program can use 12 semester credit hours from the certification coursework towards the Master of Education in Teaching degree. You must reapply to the graduate school and meet appropriate admission requirements to change to the M.Ed.T. program.

Student Teaching

The last course required for certification is titled "Clinical Teaching". 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 month of February and spring applications are accepted during month of October. Orientations for Student Teaching are set for August and December. Please email the Program Director for specific dates.

Certification

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.

The Secondary and All-Level teacher certification program is entirely online.

 Secondary and All-Level Certification (15 credit hours)
 EDUC 5310  Diverse Populations in Today’s Schools
 EDUC 5314  Effective Classroom Instruction
 EDUC 5329  Classroom Management & Discipline
 LIST 5345  Content Area Reading and Writing
 EDUC 5315  Clinical Teaching (practicum, last course)

 

Sequence

To be eligible to proceed to Student Teaching, Secondary and All-Level students must have completed at least three of the following: EDUC 5310, EDUC 5314, EDUC 5329, and LIST 5345.

Transition to Master's

Students enrolled in the Secondary and All-Level certification-only program can use 12 semester credit hours from the certification coursework towards the Master of Education in Teaching degree. You must reapply to the graduate school and meet appropriate admission requirements to change to the M.Ed.T. program.

Student Teaching

The last course required for certification is titled "Clinical Teaching". 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 month of February and spring applications are accepted during month of October. Orientations for Student Teaching are set for August and December. Please email the Program Director for specific dates.

Certification

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.

 

Content Declaration Form

Teacher certification candidates only, submit a Content Declaration form directly to the COEd advising office (coedadvising@uta.edu).

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Email: berhane.doilicho@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2956

Office: 513 Carlisle Hall

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