Bachelor of Science in Education

Are you interested in a career in Special Education or teaching math and science? Our Bachelor of Science 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 Science in Education degree program features two areas: Early Childhood – Grade 6/Early Childhood – 12 Special Education; and Mathematics/Science: Grades 4-8.  


Course of Study

Pre-Professional Courses
ENGL 1301 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
ENGL 1302 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
ENGL 2303 TOPICS IN LITERATURE
or ENGL 2309 WORLD LITERATURE
or ENGL 2329 AMERICAN LITERATURE
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 SCIENCES (Biology recommended) 6 hours
SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (3 hours)
CREATIVE ARTS (3 hours)
HIST 3345 TEXAS TO 1850
or HIST 3346 TEXAS SINCE 1845
MATH 1331 GEOMETRICAL INFERENCE AND REASONING
MATH 1332 FUNCTIONS, DATA, AND APPLICATIONS
SCIE 3301, SCIE 3302, SCIE 3303, SCIE 3304 (must take two of the listed SCIE courses for a total of six hours)
EDUC 2302 THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR
EDUC 3301 TEACHING DIVERSE LEARNERS
SPED 3301 CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
DS/HIST 3307 HISTORY OF DISABILITY
or KINE 3304 ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORT
or DS/THEA 3355 UNIVERSAL DESIGN & ACCESSIBILITY IN THE PERFORMING ARTS
EDUC 4318 POSITIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
ELED 4317 GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT, AND LEARNING THEORY
ELED 4314 TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES AND FINE ARTS IN EARLY AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
ELED 4311 TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN EARLY AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
SPED 3302 APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS FOR TEACHERS
SPED 4304 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
LIST 4373 LITERACY LEARNING FOR EC-6 STUDENTS: READING AND WRITING
SPED 4301 STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING INDIVIDUALS WITH HIGH INCIDENCE DISABILITIES: READING AND WRITING
LIST 4376 ASSESSMENT IN LITERACY LEARNING
SPED 4302 COLLABORATIVE PRACTICES AND TRANSITION PLANNING IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
EDUC 4319 CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT
SPED 4303 ADVANCED CONTENT AREA STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING INDIVIDUALS WITH HIGH INCIDENCE DISABILITIES
ELED 4312 TEACHING SCIENCE AND HEALTH IN EARLY AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
SPED 4601 PRACTICUM IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
ELED 4687 CLINICAL TEACHING IN EARLY AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Pre-Professional Courses/General Core Requirements
 ENGL 1301  RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
 ENGL 1302  RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
 ENGL 2309  WORLD LITERATURE (or 2319 or 2329)
 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
SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (3 hours)
CREATIVE ARTS (3 hours)
 MATH 1302  COLLEGE ALGEBRA
 MATH 1330  ARITHMETICAL PROBLEM SOLVING
 BIOL 1441     CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (required) 
 BIOL 1442    EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY
 PHIL 2314  PERSPECTIVES ON SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS (PHIL 2314 is to be taken unless the Foundational Component was transferred) 
 
Program Requirements
 MATH 1330  ARITHMETICAL PROBLEM SOLVING
 MATH 1331  GEOMETRICAL INFERENCE AND REASONING
 MATH 1332  FUNCTIONS, DATA, AND APPLICATIONS
 MATH 4350  PRECALCULUS FOR MID-LEVEL MATHEMATICS TEACHERS (Capstone I: Fall Only)
 MATH 4351  CALCULUS FOR MID-LEVEL MATHEMATICS TEACHERS (Capstone II: Spring Only)
 BIOL 3454  GENERAL ZOOLOGY 
   or BIOL 3427 PLANT SCIENCE
 SCIE 3301  PHYSICAL SCIENCE - PHYSICS 
 SCIE 3302  PHYSICAL SCIENCE - CHEMISTRY
   or CHEM 1451 CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES
 SCIE 3303  GEOLOGY, METEOROLOGY, AND OCEANOGRAPHY 
 SCIE 3304  ASTRONOMY (MATH/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY ELECTIVE)
 
Math/Science Elective*** (***Options include: MATH 1303, MATH 1325, or MATH 3313; PHYS 1302; GEOL 1302; BIOL 3454 or BIOL 3427; CHEM 1445 or CHEM 1446)
 MATH 1303  TRIGONOMETRY   
   or MATH 1325 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY
   or MATH 3313 INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY
 PHYS 1302  PHYSICS FOR NON SPECIALISTS II
   or GEOL 1302 EARTH HISTORY
   or BIOL 3454 GENERAL ZOOLOGY
   or BIOL 3427 PLANT SCIENCE
   or CHEM 1445 CHEMISTRY FOR NON-SCIENCE MAJORS
   or CHEM 1446 CHEMISTRY II FOR NON-SCIENCE MAJORS
   Note: Each elective/choice course above must be an elective/choice course not already taken (courses will not count more than once).
 
Professional Courses
 EDML 4300  PRE-ADOLESCENT/ADOLESCENT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 
 SCIE 1334  STEP 1 & 2 COMBO: INQUIRY APPROACHES TO TEACHING & LESSON DESIGN
 EDUC 4331  KNOWING AND LEARNING IN MATH AND SCIENCE
 LIST 4343  CONTENT AREA READING AND WRITING
 BEEP 3381  INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
 EDUC 4332  CLASSROOM INTERACTIONS
 SPED 3301  CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
 LIST 4378  TEACHING READING, WRITING, AND LITERATURE IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES
 EDUC 4333  MULTIPLE TEACHING PRACTICES IN MATH AND SCIENCE
 EDUC 4318  POSITIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
 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.

See College of Education website for additional educator preparation program requirements.

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.

View degree program in catalog

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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