Certification Plan (Course of Study)


Program Overview

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.


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.


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