Other Undergraduate Certification Areas

Art

The Art & Art History Department, in cooperation with the College of Education at the University of Texas Arlington, offers a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) in Art with Teacher Certification for grades K-12 (all level certification). The suggested plan of study comprises a series of art education courses coupled with College of Education courses where students engage in activities dealing with current issues in the teaching of art, pedagogical understanding, classroom management, and more. The program is specifically designed to establish a basic understanding of the goals and objectives necessary to becoming a professional visual arts teacher in public schools and a wide variety of other classroom situations.

The Texas Teacher Certification in Art requires 133 credit hours earned within the Art & Art History Department and College of Education academic programs. It entails earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Art, in addition to 15 hours of College of Education coursework required to fulfill minimum certification guidelines in Texas.

Art majors are encouraged to apply to the Teacher Education Program within the College of Education after one full semester of art education coursework has been completed. Consult the College of Education Advising Office for information concerning additional application requirements and/or State of Texas requirements for certification.

English Language Arts & Reading

The Bachelor of Arts in English with Teacher Certification requires 120 hours, with the first two years focusing on the university core and introductory courses. In the final two years, students will focus on education pedagogy and clinical teaching. At the end of their program, students will have the opportunity to become certified Texas teachers.

History

The Bachelor of Arts in History-Secondary Social Studies Education Certification consists of 122 hours of coursework (including the University’s basic core, 36 hours of History coursework, 14 hours of foreign language, and 24 hours of Education-focused coursework, field experience, and student teaching). This degree plan also incorporates classes in Political Science, Economics, and Geography to ensure that graduates are fully prepared in the broader field of Social Studies. Upon completion of all degree requirements, students will have the opportunity to take the State of Texas Teaching Certification examinations administered by the Texas Education Agency. Students who successfully complete this examination will be certified to teach Social Studies grades 7-12.


Mathematics

The UTeach option is intended for those seeking to teach mathematics and science at the secondary level for grades 7-12. The UTeach Degree Track is part of the UTeach Arlington Science and Mathematics secondary teacher preparation program. After completing all course requirements, including clinical teaching, students will have the opportunity to become certified Texas teachers.


Music

The Bachelor of Music prepares the student for certification in All Level Choral Certification and All Level Instrumental Certification. When requirements for the Bachelor of Music Degree are completed, an application is made to the College of Education for completing courses toward earning a Texas teaching certification. Numerous courses in instrumental and choral conducting, instrumental and choral methods, woodwind, brass, string, and percussion class, early childhood music, elementary music, strategies and assessment in music pedagogy, and introduction to music pedagogy are offered to help prepare students for careers in music education.



Physical Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology All-Level Physical Education Teacher Certification prepares individuals for teaching and coaching positions in public and private schools. This degree is specifically designed to prepare graduates for certification in teaching K-12 Physical Education. The program is designed to provide a scientific and pedagogical foundation with multiple public school experiences that enable students to observe, assist teachers and coaches, experiment with curriculum, create programs, and gain structured experiences in teaching. Because of the emphasis on field experiences, our graduates are well-prepared when they enter the workforce. In addition, our graduates work in diverse settings and are prepared to meet the needs of all students. Candidates are also encouraged to use their elective hours to earn a second teaching area concentration (such as English, history, biology/life science, math, modern languages, health education, etc.). This diversity in knowledge and abilities makes our Candidates more marketable and more successful in the Job Market. Candidates for the B.A. – Kinesiology All-Level Teacher Certification Program are majors in the Department of Kinesiology and apply to the College of Education for certification specific coursework during the last 3 semesters of their program sequence.

Sciences

The UTeach option is intended for those seeking to teach mathematics and science at the secondary level for grades 7-12. The UTeach Degree Track is part of the UTeach Arlington Science and Mathematics secondary teacher preparation program. After completing all course requirements, including clinical teaching, students will have the opportunity to become certified Texas teachers.


Social Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in History-Secondary Social Studies Education Certification consists of 122 hours of coursework (including the University’s basic core, 36 hours of History coursework, 14 hours of foreign language, and 24 hours of Education-focused coursework, field experience, and student teaching). This degree plan also incorporates classes in Political Science, Economics, and Geography to ensure that graduates are fully prepared in the broader field of Social Studies. Upon completion of all course requirements, as well as clinical teaching, students will have the opportunity to become certified Texas teachers. Students who successfully complete this examination will be certified to teach Social Studies grades 7-12.

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