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Certification Only - Early Childhood - Grade 6 Bilingual Core Subjects

Prior to Fall 2009, EC-6 used to be EC-4 certification. Students who started as EC-4 will complete the program as EC-4. Candidates beginning the program Fall 2009 or later will be EC-6.

Early Childhood - Grade 6 Bilingual Core Subjects Certification (30 credit hours)
EDTC 5301 Current Applications of Technology in Education
LIST 5373 Foundations of Literacy Learning in EC-6 Classrooms
BEEP 5318 Foundations in Bilingual Education
BEEP 5321 ESL Methods for EC-6 Learners
BEEP 5363 Literacy Development in English and Spanish
BEEP 5364 Literacy Instruction in Spanish in the Content Areas
ELED 5317 Theories of Development and Learning in EC-6
ELED 5318 Programs and Practices in EC-6
ELED 5321 Language and Literacy Development
BEEP 5315 Practicum (last course) "Student Teaching"

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 program.

Transition to Master's

Students enrolled in the EC-6 Bilingual Core Subjects certification-only program wishing to change to the Master of Education in Teaching degree must do so prior to enrolling in their fourth certification course or some courses may not be counted towards the 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 "Practicum". 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 the month of February and spring applications are accepted during the 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.