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MEDT-Early Childhood - Grade 6 ESL/Core Subjects

Total hours: 30

EC-6 ESL/Core Subjects Certification Coursework (24 hours).
ELED 5317 Theories of Childhood Development and Learning
ELED 5318 Programs and Practices in EC-6
ELED 5321 EC-6:Classroom Management & Instructional Strategies
LIST 5345 Content Area Reading and Writing
LIST 5354 Multicultural Literature for Children
LIST 5361 Language Learning and Authentic Assessment in EC-6
LIST 5362 Literacy Instruction in ESL/Bilingual Settings
ELED 5315 Practicum (last course)
Common Core Area (6 hours)
EDUC 5394 Understanding and Designing Classroom Research
EDUC 5397 Implementing and Disseminating Classroom Research (Capstone)

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 degree.

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 Coordinator/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.

See Program of Work planning document for other details.