5th Floor, Hammond Hall, 701 Planetarium Place
Box 19227, Arlington, TX 76019-0227
General Email: email@example.com
Certification Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
|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)|
|EDUC 5394||Understanding and Designing Classroom Research|
|EDUC 5397||Implementing and Disseminating Classroom Research (Capstone)|
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.
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.
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 Coordinator/Director for specific dates.
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.