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MEDT - Mid-Level (grades 4-8)

Total hours: 30

Middle Level Certification (15 credit hours)
EDML 5308 Middle School Classroom Organization, Classroom Management & Methods
EDUC 5310 Diverse Populations in Today’s Schools
EDML 5328 Pre-Adolescent/Adolescent Growth, Development and Learning Theory
LIST 5345 or Content Area Reading and Writing
LIST 5326 Teaching the Language Arts (English students; offered fall only)
EDML 5315 Practicum (last course in certification sequence) "Student Teaching"
Common Core Area (6 credit hours)
EDUC 5394 Understanding and Designing Classroom Research
EDUC 5397 Implementing and Disseminating Classroom Research (Capstone)
Content Area (9 credit hours)

Students may pursue graduate level coursework in a single content area such as Math, Science, English, etc. or an add-on certificate such as ESL. Prior approval of the coursework by the College of Education faculty advisor is required.

Content Area ( 9 credit hours )
53XX Choose courses in consultation with your program director

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.

Certification Sequence

To be eligible to proceed to Student Teaching, Mid-Level students must have completed at least EDML 5308 and EDML 5328. These two courses are only offered in the fall semester.

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 the practicum 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.