Teacher Certification Only - Mid-Level (4-8)

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)


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.


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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