Bachelor of Arts in Education

Are you interested in a career in serving bilingual, English-learning, English Language, and Social Studies students? Then our Bachelor of Art in Education degree program is for you. With outstanding faculty, classroom observation, and classroom teaching opportunities will give you the knowledge and experience to pass your teacher certification exam. From there, it is on to the classroom!

The Bachelor of Art in Education degree program features three certification areas: Early Childhood through grade 6/ESL; Early Childhood through grade 6/Bilingual; and English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies: Grades 4-8.  


Course of Study

Pre-Professional Courses
 ENGL 1301   RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
 ENGL 1302   RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
 ENGL 2309   WORLD LITERATURE or
    ENGL 2319 BRITISH LITERATURE or
    ENGL 2319 BRITISH LITERATURE or
FOUNDATIONAL COMPONENT AREA (3 hours) 
HIST 1301
  HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HIST 1302    HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
POLS 2311    GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
POLS 2312    STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
MATH 1302    COLLEGE ALGEBRA
MATH 1330    ARITHMETICAL PROBLEM SOLVING 
Life and Physical Science (Biology recommended); 6 credit hours 
Social/Behavioral Sciences

Creative Arts

Other Program Requirements

Foreign Language, two courses, Spanish preferred, at 1441 and 1442 level. No sign language.    

MATH 1331    GEOMETRICAL INFERENCE AND REASONING
MATH 1332    FUNCTIONS, DATA, AND APPLICATIONS
Select two of the following (SCIE 3301, 3302, 3303, 3304, 3305)  
SCIE 3301    PHYSICAL SCIENCE – PHYSICS or
SCIE 3302    PHYSICAL SCIENCE - CHEMISTRY or
SCIE 3303    GEOLOGY, METEOROLOGY, AND OCEANOGRAPHY or
SCIE 3304    ASTRONOMY or
SCIE 3305 
  ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
HIST 3345 
  TEXAS TO 1850 or
HIST 3346    TEXAS SINCE 1845 
Early Childhood Support System

7 hours at 2000 level or above including EDUC 2302. See advisor.  
BEEP 3381    INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
EDUC 3301    TEACHING DIVERSE LEARNERS
ELED 4317    GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT, AND LEARNING THEORY
EDUC 4318    POSITIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
BEEP 4306    FAMILY LITERACY AND SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
BEEP 4385    SHELTERED ENGLISH INSTRUCTION
EDUC 4319    CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT
LIST 4373    LITERACY LEARNING FOR EC-6 STUDENTS: READING AND WRITING
LIST 4374    LITERACY LEARNING FOR EC-6 STUDENTS: LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE
LIST 4376    ASSESSMENT IN LITERACY LEARNING
ELED 4311    TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN EARLY AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
ELED 4312    TEACHING SCIENCE AND HEALTH IN EARLY AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
ELED 4314    TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES AND FINE ARTS IN EARLY AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
BEEP 4384    LITERACY METHODS FOR ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSROOMS
ELED 4687    CLINICAL TEACHING IN EARLY AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
 







Pre-Professional Courses
ENGL 1301   RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I 
ENGL 1302   RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
ENGL 2309   WORLD LITERATURE
    or ENGL 2303 TOPICS IN LITERATURE
    or ENGL 2319 BRITISH LITERATURE
    or ENGL 2329 AMERICAN LITERATURE
HIST 1301    HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HIST 1302    HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
POLS 2311    GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
POLS 2312    STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
MATH 1302    COLLEGE ALGEBRA
MATH 1330    ARITHMETICAL PROBLEM SOLVING
Life and Physical Science (Biology recommended); 6 credit hours
FOUNDATIONAL COMPONENT AREA (3 hours) 
SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 
CREATIVE ARTS 
Program Requirements
Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 2313    Complete CLEP Test 
SPAN 2314 (SPAN 2315 if fluent); complete CLEP Test 
Advanced Spanish
SPAN 3305    ADVANCED SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS 
SPAN 3315    SPANISH COMPOSITION 
MATH 1331    GEOMETRICAL INFERENCE AND REASONING
MATH 1332    FUNCTIONS, DATA, AND APPLICATIONS
Select two of the following (SCIE 3301, 3302, 3303, 3304): 
SCIE 3301    PHYSICAL SCIENCE - PHYSICS
SCIE 3302    PHYSICAL SCIENCE - CHEMISTRY
SCIE 3303    GEOLOGY, METEOROLOGY, AND OCEANOGRAPHY
SCIE 3304    ASTRONOMY
EDUC 2302    THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR
HIST 3345    TEXAS TO 1850 or 
    HIST 3346 TEXAS SINCE 1845
Professional Courses 
BEEP 3381    INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
BEEP 4305    BILITERACY DEVELOPMENT IN DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
BEEP 4302    IMPLEMENTATION OF EC-6 DUAL LANGUAGE CURRICULUM MODELS
ELED 4317    GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT, AND LEARNING THEORY
EDUC 3301    TEACHING DIVERSE LEARNERS
LIST 4373    LITERACY LEARNING FOR EC-6 STUDENTS: READING AND WRITING
LIST 4376    ASSESSMENT IN LITERACY LEARNING
EDUC 4319    CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT
BEEP 4382    LITERACY INSTRUCTION IN SPANISH FOR THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM
EDUC 4318    POSITIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
BEEP 4306    FAMILY LITERACY AND SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
BEEP 4311    MATH IN DUAL LANGUAGE SETTINGS
BEEP 4312    SCIENCE AND HEALTH EDUCATION IN DUAL LANGUAGE SETTINGS
BEEP 4314    CREATIVE ARTS AND SOCIAL STUDIES IN DUAL LANGUAGE SETTINGS
BEEP 4384    LITERACY METHODS FOR ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSROOMS
BEEP 4319    ASSESSMENT OF CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE STUDENTS IN EC-6 SETTINGS
BEEP 4687    CLINICAL TEACHING IN EC-6 BILINGUAL/ESL CLASSROOMS
*One Texas History may be taken in place of one US History: HIST 3345 or HIST 3346.  




Pre-Professional Courses
ENGL 1301    RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
ENGL 1302    RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
ENGL 2309    WORLD LITERATURE
    or ENGL 2319 BRITISH LITERATURE
    or ENGL 2329 AMERICAN LITERATURE
HIST 1301    HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HIST 1302    HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
POLS 2311    GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
POLS 2312    STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
MATH 1302    COLLEGE ALGEBRA
MATH 1330    ARITHMETICAL PROBLEM SOLVING
LIFE AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE (Biology recommended 6 hours) 
SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE (3 hours) 
FOUNDATIONAL COMPONENT AREA (3 hours) 
CREATIVE ARTS (3 hours) 
Program Requirements  
ENGL 3340    HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
    or ENGL 3351 HISTORY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I
    or ENGL 3361 HISTORY OF WORLD LITERATURE I
ENGL 3371    ADVANCED EXPOSITION
ENGL 3384    STRUCTURE OF MODERN ENGLISH
ENGL 4370    RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
ENGL 4366    YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
    or ENGL 4365 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
HIST 2321    WORLD HISTORY TO 1400
HIST 2322    WORLD HISTORY, 1400 TO THE PRESENT
HIST 3345    TEXAS TO 1850
HIST 3346    TEXAS SINCE 1845
ECON 2337    ECONOMICS OF SOCIAL ISSUES
GEOG 2302    HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
HIST 3301    TECHNOLOGY, CULTURE, & SOCIETY
    or HIST 3310 AMERICAN COLONIAL ERA TO 1763
    or HIST 3311 THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND THE CONSTITUTION, 1763-1789
    or HIST 3313 THE COMING OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1820-1860
    or HIST 3315 THE AGE OF INDUSTRY AND REFORM, 1876-1920
    or HIST 3320 AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY
    or HIST 3330 U.S. LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY, COLONIAL TO 1877
    or HIST 3331 U.S. LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY, 1877 TO PRESENT
    or HIST 3334 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF NORTH AMERICA
    or HIST 3352 MEDIEVAL EUROPE I
    or HIST 3354 THE RENAISSANCE
    or HIST 3355 EUROPE: THE REFORMATION AND COUNTER-REFORMATION
    or HIST 3356 EARLY MODERN EUROPE, 1560-1715
    or HIST 4331 U.S. CIVIL LIBERTIES
    or HIST 4361 THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918
    or HIST 4362 WORLD WAR II, 1939-1945
    or GEOG 2302 HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
    or GEOG 2303 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
    or GEOG 3305 MAPS AND MAPMAKERS
    or GEOG 3334 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF NORTH AMERICA
    or GEOG 4330 UNDERSTANDING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
SPAN 2313    INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
SPAN 2314    INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II (recommended)
Professional Courses 
EDML 4300    PRE-ADOLESCENT/ADOLESCENT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
EDUC 4318    POSITIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
LIST 4376    ASSESSMENT IN LITERACY LEARNING
LIST 4343    CONTENT AREA READING AND WRITING
BEEP 3381    INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
ELED 4314    TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES AND FINE ARTS IN EARLY AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
LIST 4378    TEACHING READING, WRITING, AND LITERATURE IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES
LIST 4373    LITERACY LEARNING FOR EC-6 STUDENTS: READING AND WRITING
EDUC 3301    TEACHING DIVERSE LEARNERS
SPED 3301    CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
EDML 4677    MIDDLE LEVEL CLINICAL TEACHING

Admission

Eligibility for Admission and Enrollment

Students seeking admission to the College of Education must meet specific criteria established by the College of Education for unconditional admission:

  • Satisfy credit hour requirements for admission to a degree plan.
  • Application for admission.
  • Submit transcripts from each college or university the student has attended (reflecting all current/completed semesters).
  • Be TSI (Texas Success Initiative) complete
  • Have a minimum GPA, not less than 2.75, for any applicant, that leads to a cohort average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Any other assessment requirements deemed necessary by the College of Education.
  • Students who have been suspended or expelled from The University of Texas at Arlington or any other university or program for reasons other than academic reasons may be denied admission or readmission to an educator preparation program in the College of Education.

Educator preparation program requirements are located on the College of Education website.

Eligibility for Program Continuation

Each candidate for certification must:

  • Demonstrate suitability for admission to the education profession.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to the Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators.
  • Demonstrate the speech competencies associated with proficient oral communication in instructional settings. If a student is found to be deficient in these competencies, successful completion of COMS 3315 or an approved substitute will be required.
  • Demonstrate progress through committee assessment of the teaching field(s) or specialization(s) and maintain a 3.0 GPA in all College of Education certification courses with a grade of C or better.

Students/candidates who have been suspended or expelled from The University of Texas at Arlington or any other university or program for reasons other than academic reasons may be denied admission or readmission to an educator preparation program in the College of Education.

Our candidates must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 or at least 2.75 in the last 60 semester credit hours of coursework. Students who do not meet the grade point average of 2.75 should consult a program advisor to determine their eligibility.

Each student/candidate in the College of Education of UT Arlington will be evaluated on Professional Dispositions by the faculty and staff in each professional education course per semester. These dispositions are identified as essential for a highly-qualified professional. Instructors and program directors will work with students/candidates rated as “unacceptable” in one or more stated criteria. The student/candidate will have an opportunity to develop a plan to remediate any digressions. If digression(s) are not, or cannot be successfully remediated as in the case of an egregious digression, a determination will be made by Committee on continuation or dismissal from the College of Education.

Teacher Certification

This degree program only prepares students to be certified teachers in Texas. If you are an out-of-state individual seeking certification in Texas, you must present your credentials to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for review.

If you are an out-of-state individual seeking certification in another state, you must consult with that state’s education authorities to achieve certification.

Students seeking Texas certification must satisfy a criminal background check and other legal requirements before clinical teaching and employment in a Texas school.

For more information on certification in Texas and its requirements, please visit the Office of Educator Certification.

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Academic Advisors

Teaira Little

Coordinator II-Special Projects/Advisor

Teaira Little

Email: tlittle@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2956

Office: 510 Carlisle Hall

Chelsey Payne

Undergraduate Staff Academic Advisor I

Chelsey Payne

Email: chelsey.payne@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2956

Office: 513 Carlisle Hall

Diego Ramirez

Undergraduate Staff Academic Advisor I

Diego Ramirez

Email: diego.ramirez@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2956

Office: 511 Carlisle Hall

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