Stephen F. Austin State University

The James I. Perkins College of Education

Overview

The James I. Perkins College of Education includes the Departments of Elementary Education, Human Services, Kinesiology, Health Science, Secondary Education and Educational Leadership, and the School of Human Sciences. Each offers programs of study in educator certification as well as in various non-teaching programs. For a list of the programs of study, see the appropriate department/school section in this Bulletin.

Mission

The mission of the James I. Perkins College of Education is to prepare competent, successful, caring and enthusiastic professionals dedicated to responsible service, leadership and continued professional and intellectual development.

In the James I. Perkins College of Education at Stephen F. Austin State University, we value and are committed to:

Accreditation

The James I. Perkins College of Education is fully accredited through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). In addition, many of the programs in the James I. Perkins College of Education have been nationally recognized through national professional accrediting bodies.

Student Services and Advising Center

The Perkins College of Education Student Advising Center is located in McKibben Education Building Room 118. The advising center offers the following functions:

Advising for all other majors and certifications begins in the individual departments (see table that follows).

Candidates seeking certification at the secondary level must complete an academic major and file for a degree plan in the appropriate dean's office.

Please note that degrees require 42 hours earned at SFA with at least 36 advanced hours (300 - 400 level).

College of Education Degree Majors

Major Department *Degree

Interdisciplinary Studies
E-6
4-8

Elementary Education B.S.I.S.
Interdisciplinary Studies
Special Education
Human Services B.S.I.S.
Child Development and Family Human Sciences B.S.
Fashion Merchandising Human Sciences B.S.
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences B.S.
Food, Nutrition and Dietetics or Food and Nutrition Human Sciences B.S.
Hospitality Administration Human Sciences B.S.
Interior Design Human Sciences B.S.
Interior Merchandising Human Sciences B.S.
Communication Disorders Human Services B.S.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Human Services B.S.
Orientation and Mobility Human Services B.S. Rhb.
Rehabilitation Services Human Services B.S. Rhb.
Dance Kinesiology & Health Science B.S.
Health Science Kinesiology & Health Science B.S.
Kinesiology Kinesiology & Health Science B.S.
Undecided Undecided College of Education

*Degrees

B.S. - Bachelor of Science

B.S.I.S. - Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

B.S.Rhb. - Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation

Upon completion of approximately 66 hours, all students pursuing educator certification (regardless of degree), must:

College of Education Certification Programs

(See www.sfasu.edu/education)

Certificate Department College
EC-6 Generalist Elementary Education Education
4-8 Generalist Elementary Education Education
4-8 English/Language Arts/Reading Elementary Education Education
4-8 Mathematics Elementary Education Education
4-8 Science Elementary Education Education
4-8 Social Studies Elementary Education Education
Agriculture Production Agriculture Forestry & Agriculture
Basic Business General Business Business
Dance Kinesiology & Health Science Education
8-12 English/Language Arts/Reading English Liberal & Applied Arts
6-12 French Modern Languages Liberal & Applied Arts
8-12 History History Liberal & Applied Arts
6-12 Family and Consumer Sciences, composite Human Sciences Education
8-12 FCS with Hospitality, Nutrition & Food Science Human Sciences Education
8-12 FCS with Human Development & Family Studies Human Sciences Education
8-12 Journalism Communication Liberal and Applied Arts
8-12 Life Science Biology Sciences & Mathematics
8-12 Mathematics Mathematics & Statistics Sciences & Mathematics
8-12 Physical Science Chemistry Sciences & Mathematics
8-12 Chemistry Chemistry Sciences & Mathematics
8-12 Social Studies Political Science Liberal & Applied Arts
8-12 Speech Communication Liberal & Applied Arts
8-12 Technology Applications General Business Business
EC-12 Art Art Fine Arts
EC-12 Health Kinesiology & Health Science Education
EC-12 Deaf & Hard of Hearing Human Services Education
EC-12 Music Music Fine Arts
EC-12 Physical Education Kinesiology & Health Science Education
EC-12 Special Education Human Services Education
EC-12 Theatre Theatre Fine Arts
Bilingual Supplemental Elementary Education Education
English as a Second LanguageSupplemental Elementary Education Education
Master Math 4-8 Elementary Education Education
Master Math 8-12 Mathematics & Statistics Mathematics & Statistics
Master Reading Teacher Elementary Education Education
Reading Specialist Elementary Education Education
Special Education Supplemental Human Services Education
Visually Impaired Endorsement Human Services Education

Scholarships & Fellowships

A number of scholarships are available for students in the James I. Perkins College of Education. Candidates interested in applying for scholarships should contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance www.sfasu.edu/go/financial-aid.

Student Organizations

A variety of student organizations are sponsored by faculty in the James I. Perkins College of Education, including:

More information about student organizations can be found at www.osa.sfasu.edu.

Educator Certification

Educator preparation programs at SFA are standards-focused, learner-centered and field-based. The college prepares educators in a collaborative, proficiency driven, learner-centered program to meet needs of a diverse society.

Typical degree programs for candidates who wish to obtain certification includes course work in general education (core curriculum), an academic major, the teaching field(s) and professional education. Individuals must meet admission requirements to educator certification and pay the required application fee. Individuals who already hold a baccalaureate degree and wish to obtain a Teacher's Certificate apply for a "Certificate Plan" by completing the appropriate forms available in McKibben 118 or online and paying the required fee. Teacher certification is available at both the undergraduate and graduate level for most areas. The plan is developed by the certification officer according to State Board for Education Certification (SBEC) requirements.

The SBEC issues educator certificates. Candidates must apply for their certificates through SBEC. The application instructions are available on the Perkins College of Education's website at www.education.sfasu.edu. Choose "Apply for Educator Credentials Online" and follow the directions. When an individual has met degree requirements, the degree has been conferred, all certification requirements have been met including course work, successful completion of the TExES, and field experience (student teaching at the undergraduate level, or one year teaching internship at the graduate level) and the online application has been submitted, SFA will make a recommendation for certification to SBEC.

There are two routes to Educator Certification at SFA:

  1. Undergraduate Certification Program: For undergraduates who meet certification requirements as part of their degree program.
  2. Post Baccalaureate Initial Certification Program (PBIC/Alternative Certification): For graduates who hold a bachelor's degree. Apply for a Certificate Plan in the Educator Certification Office, Room 118, McKibben Education Building - see Graduate Bulletin for additional information.

When holders of out-of-state certificates wish to obtain a Texas Teacher's Certificate, they are required to contact the State Board for Education Certification in Austin, (1-888-863-5880, www.sbec.state.tx.us) for information and application for certification in Texas.

Teachers who hold valid Texas certificates may add additional teaching fields by successfully completing certification examinations. Contact the Perkins College of Education Office of Assessment and Accountability, (936) 468-1402, for information on this process.

Additional information on educator certification may be obtained from the Educator Certification Office, McKibben 118, or call (936) 468-2903.

State Accountability System for Educator Preparation (ASEP)

All Stephen F. Austin State University educator preparation programs are accredited by the state. The overall initial pass rate for individuals completing a certification program during the latest reporting period is 99 percent with each of the seven demographic groups' pass rates at 98 percent or higher.

National Report Card (Title II)

Ninety-nine percent of Stephen F. Austin State University candidates seeking initial teacher certification during the latest reporting period passed all state-required assessments in basic skills, professional knowledge/pedagogy, academic content area and/or teaching special populations.

Note: Professional certificate programs are outlined in the Graduate Bulletin.

Criteria for Admission to Teacher Education at the Graduate Level

(See Graduate Bulletin for Graduate requirements)

  1. A degree plan with approximately 66 semester hours completed including at least 12 hours at SFA.
  2. The following hours must include:
    1. Six hours freshman English with at least a C in each class
    2. Four hours of science
    3. Three hours history
    4. Three hours political science
    5. Three hours college-level mathematics
    6. Three hours EPS 380 with at least a C, or evidence of current enrollment
  3. Overall GPA at SFA of 2.5 or higher. The GPA must be maintained throughout the program.
  4. A GPA of 2.5 or higher in teaching field courses that can be found on the degree plan under the specific teaching field. This GPA is calculated using only classes taken at SFA. A minimum of 2.5 GPA must be maintained throughout the program.
    Note: All students must provide evidence of Basic Skills test scores even if TASP/THEA exempt. Test Scores must be within the past five years
  5. Demonstrate skills in reading with one of the following:
    1. THEA/TASP reading score of 245
    2. ACT composite score of 23
    3. SAT total score of 1070 critical thinking and math only
    4. GRE total score of 800 with at least 350 in verbal and 350 in quantitative
    5. ACCUPLACER Reading score of 83
  6. Demonstrate skills in written communication with one of the following:
    1. THEA/TASP writing score of 220
    2. ACT composite score of 23
    3. SAT total score of 1070 critical thinking and math only
    4. GRE total score of 800 with at least 350 in verbal and 350 in quantitative
    5. ACCUPLACER writing composition score of 6 or composition score 5 plus writing test score of 80
  7. Demonstrate skills in mathematics with one of the following:
    1. THEA/TASP math score of 230
    2. ACT composite score of 23
    3. SAT total score of 1070 critical thinking and math only
    4. GRE total score of 800 with at least 350 in verbal and 350 in quantitative
    5. ACCUPLACER math score of 63
  8. Students must give permission for a criminal background check. Convicted felons are not eligible for admission to Teacher Education.
  9. Students must read and adhere to the policies and procedures listed in the Undergraduate Educator Certification Handbook.
    Note: These requirements may be changed by action of the Teacher Education Council at any time.

Candidate Intervention & Program Continuation Procedures

Faculty members work with all candidates using informal attempts to change behaviors that include but are not limited to the following: providing guidance, observation, anecdotal records, and meetings with the student. If informal attempts do not result in improvement or a change in behavior then the teacher education candidate is referred to a more formal intervention procedure (See Undergraduate Educator Certification Handbook).

Recommendation for Certification

Texas law requires every person seeking educator certification to perform satisfactorily on comprehensive examinations. The purpose of these examinations is to ensure that each educator has the prerequisite content and professional knowledge necessary for an entry-level position in Texas public schools. The Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) was developed for this purpose.

In order to be eligible to take the certification examinations, a person must be admitted to Educator Certification, must have completed all course work required for the test, and must have approval from the appropriate department. Application for the tests is made in the Perkins College of Education Office of Assessment and Accountability.

Applicants with a criminal felony conviction are not admitted to Educator Certification. In accordance with Article 6252.13c, Texas Civil Statutes, the Commissioner of Education may suspend or revoke a teaching certificate or refuse to issue a teaching certificate for a person who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for a crime that directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the teaching profession. All potential certificate applicants with criminal felony or misdemeanor convictions should contact the certification officer immediately to seek clarification of their certification status.

To receive a recommendation for educator certification, the candidate must follow a two-step application procedure. Visit the Perkins College of Education's website at www.education.sfasu.edu, click on "Apply for Educator Credentials Online" and follow the instructions. A fee for the credential is payable directly to the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). The SBEC will require all first-time applicants for an initial credential to be fingerprinted as part of a national criminal background check. A fingerprinting fee will be charged.

Policies guiding teacher certification are subject to change by action of the SBEC.

Educator Certification Program Elementary School Teachers

Early Childhood-Grade 6: Generalist (127-128 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (44-45 Hours)
    1. Communication (12-13 Hours)
      1. English Rhetoric/Composition (6 hours)
        1. Six hours from: ENG 131, 132, 133H
      2. Communication (6-7 hours)
        1. Three hours from: BCM 247 or COM 111
        2. Three to four hours from: FRE 131, 132; ILA 111, 112; SPA 131, 132; or SPH 172, 272; LAT 131, 132; GRK 131, 132; or ENG 273
    2. Mathematics (3 hours)
      1. Three hours from: Math 127 (additional hours required in major)
    3. Natural Sciences (8 hours) (Lab Required)
      1. Eight hours from: CHE/ PHY 125 and GOL 131 or BIO 121
    4. Humanities & Visual & Performing Arts (6 hours)
      1. Three hours from: ART 280, THR 161, 370; DAN 140, 341
      2. Three hours from: ENG 200, 211, 212, 221, 222, 300
    5. Social Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)
      1. Six hours from: HIS 133, 134
      2. Six hours from: PSC 141, 142
      3. Three hours from: GEO 131
  2. Major (52 hours)
    1. Fifteen hours from: RDG 314, 318, 320, 322, 415
    2. Eighteen hours from: HMS 241, 241L, 242; ECH 328, 328L, 331, 331L, 332, 432, 432L
    3. Three hours from: MTH 128
    4. Three hours from: MTH 129, 138, 220 or 143
    5. Six hours from: CHE 302, GOL 406, PHY 410, BIO 301 (Lab required)
    6. Three hours from: ART 390
    7. Three hours from: MUS 350
    8. Three hours from: KIN 332
  3. Pre-professional Teacher Education (9 Hours)
    1. Nine hours from: SPE 329, EPS 380, ELE 304
  4. Professional Teacher Education (22 Hours)
    1. Six hours: Intern I
    2. Nine hours: Intern II
    3. Seven hours: Student Teaching

Grades 4-8 (127-128 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (47-48 Hours)
    1. Communication (12-13 Hours)
      1. English Rhetoric/Composition (6 hours)
        1. Six hours from: ENG 131, 132, 133H
      2. Communication (6-7 hours)
        1. Three hours from: BCM 247 or COM 111
        2. Three to four hours from: FRE 131, 132; ILA 111, 112; SPA 131, 132; or SPH 172, 272; LAT 131, 132; GRK 131, 132; or ENG 273
    2. Mathematics (3 hours)
      1. Three hours from: Math 127 (additional hours required in major)
    3. Natural Sciences (8 hours) (Lab Required)
      1. Eight hours from: CHE/ PHY 125 and GOL 131 or BIO 121
    4. Humanities & Visual & Performing Arts (6 hours)
      1. Three hours from: ART 280
      2. Three hours from: ENG 200, 211, 212, 221, 222, 300
    5. Social Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)
      1. Six hours from: HIS 133, 134
      2. Six hours from: PSC 141, 142
      3. Three hours from: GEO 131
    6. Institutionally Designated Options (3 hours)
      1. One hour from: HMS 138
      2. Two hours from: KIN Physical Activity

Grades 4-8: Generalist (120 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum: See Grades 4-8 Core above
  2. Major (41-42 hours)
    1. Nine hours from: MTH 128, and six hours from 129, 138, 220
    2. Eight hours from: CHE 302, GOL 406, PHY 410, BIO 301
    3. Eighteen hours from: RDG 314, 318, 320, 322, 390, 416
    4. Six hours from: HIS 335, HMS 445
    5. Electives: To equal 120 hours
  3. Pre-professional Teacher Education (12 hours)
    1. Twelve hours from: SPE 329, EPS 380, ELE 304, MLG 400
  4. Professional Teacher Education (21 Hours)
    1. Seven hours: Intern I
    2. Seven hours: Intern II
    3. Seven hours: Student Teaching

Grades 4-8: Math (120 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum: See Grades 4-8 Core above
  2. Major (43-44 hours)
    1. Twenty-one hours from: MTH 128, 138, 129, 220, 300, 301, and 302
    2. Four hours from: CHE 302, GOL 406, PHY 410, BIO 301 (Lab required)
    3. Fifteen hours from: RDG 314, 318, 320, 322, 390
    4. Electives to equal 120 hours
  3. Pre-professional Teacher Education (12 hours)
    1. Twelve hours from: SPE 329, EPS 380, ELE 304, MLG 400
  4. Professional Teacher Education (18 Hours)
    1. Five hours: Intern I
    2. Six hours: Intern II
    3. Seven hours: Student Teaching

Grades 4-8: Science (120 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum: See Grades 4-8 Core above
  2. Major (43-44 hours)
  3. Four hours: If BIO 121 in core, then GOL 131; if GOL 131 in core, then BIO 121
    1. Sixteen hours from: BIO 301; CHE 302; 406; PHY 410 (Lab required)
    2. Six hours from: MTH 128, and three hours from MTH 129, 138, 220 or 143
    3. Fifteen hours from: RDG 314, 318, 320, 322, 390
    4. Electives to equal 120 hours
  4. Pre-professional Teacher Education (12 hours)
    1. Twelve hours from: SPE 329, EPS 380, ELE 304, MLG 400
  5. Professional Teacher Education (18 Hours)
    1. Five hours: Intern I
    2. Six hours: Intern II
    3. Seven hours: Student Teaching

Grades 4-8: English/Language Arts & Reading (120 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum: See Grades 4-8 Core above
  2. Major (40 hours)
    1. Three hours from: ENG 200, 211, 212, 221, 222 additional to core
    2. Nine hours from: ENG 381, 344, 300
    3. Six hours from: MTH 128 and three hours from MTH 129, 138, 220 or 143
    4. Four hours from: CHE 302, GOL 406, PHY 410, or BIO 301(Lab required)
    5. Eighteen hours from: RDG 314, 318, 320, 322, 390, 416
    6. Electives to equal 120 hours
  3. Pre-professional Teacher Education (12 hours)
    1. Twelve hours from: SPE 329, EPS 380, ELE 304, MLG 400
  4. Professional Teacher Education (18 Hours)
    1. Five hours: Intern I
    2. Six hours: Intern II
    3. Seven hours: Student Teaching

Grades 4-8: Social Studies (120 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum: See Grades 4-8 Core above
  2. Major (42-43 hours)
    1. Six hours from: HIS 151 or 152, 335
    2. Six hours from: GEO 130, 344
    3. Three hours from: HMS 445
    4. Six hours from: MTH 128 and three hours from MTH 129, 138, 220 or 143
    5. Fours from: CHE 302, GOL 406, PHY 410, or BIO 301(Lab required)
    6. Fifteen hours from: RDG 314, 318, 320, 322, 390
  3. Pre-professional Teacher Education (12 hours)
    1. Twelve hours from: SPE 329, EPS 380, ELE 304, MLG 400
  4. Professional Teacher Education (18 Hours)
    1. Five hours: Intern I
    2. Six hours: Intern II
    3. Seven hours: Student Teaching

Secondary Certificates

Business (132-134 hours)

  1. Core Requirements (See General Business section of this Bulletin)
    1. B.B.A. foundation
    2. General Business major (21 hours) incorporating BCM 447; BLW 437;GBU 310, 321, 440; FIN 333
  2. Professional Education courses:
    1. EPS 380; SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 460L, 442 (six hours), 443 (three hours)

Dance (127 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (See Bachelor of Science - Dance)
  2. Courses for Dance Teaching Field (Grades 8-12)
    1. DAN 202, 203, 204, 256, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 341, 356, 400, 480; KIN 417, 417L
  3. Minor (Minimum 18 hours)
    1. Professional Education Courses:
      1. EPS 380; SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 460L, 442 (six hours), 443 (three hours)

English Language Arts & Reading (120 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (See B.A. - English section of this Bulletin)
  2. Courses for English Language Arts Teaching Field (Grades 8-12) (33 hours)
    1. Six hours from: ENG 211, 212, 221, 222, 229, 230
    2. Eighteen hours from (each class required): ENG 381, 344, 326, 356, 426, 444
    3. Three hours from: ENG 304, 305, 307 or 308
    4. Three hours from: ENG 315, 316, 317, 318 or 319
    5. Three hours from: ENG 330, 331, 332, 333 or 334
    6. Three hours from: ENG 405, 412 or 421
  3. Minor (minimum 18 hours)
  4. Professional Education courses:
    1. EPS 380; SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 460L, 442 (six hours), 443 (three hours)

French (120 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (See B.A. - Modern Language section of this Bulletin)
  2. Courses for French Teaching Field (38 hours)
    1. Four hours from: FRE 131 (Lab Required)
    2. Six hours from: FRE 231 and 232
    3. Twelve hours from: FRE 235, 303, 304, 330
    4. Six hours from: FRE 400 level
    5. Three hours from: FRE 435
    6. One hour from: FRE 475 (review)
    7. French electives: (six hours)
  3. Professional Education Courses:
    1. EPS 380; SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 460L, 442 (six hours), 443 (three hours)

History (120 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (See B.A. - History section of this Bulletin)
  2. Courses for History Teaching Field (Grades 8-12) (34 hours)
    1. Nine hours from: HIS 151, 152, 321
    2. Six hours from: Advanced American history
    3. Six hours from: Advanced Non-American history
    4. Six hours from: Advanced history of student's choice
    5. Three hours from: HIS 210
    6. One hour from: HIS 476.080 Advanced Independent Study (Teaching field adviser's prior approval required)
    7. Six hours must be writing-enhanced history.
  3. Minor (minimum 18 hours)
  4. Professional Education courses:
    1. EPS 380, SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 460L, SED 442 (6 hours), SED 443 (3 hours)

Journalism (120 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (See Journalism section of the Bulletin)
  2. Courses for Journalism Teaching Field (Grades 8-12) (34 hours)
    1. COM 101, 103, 112, 200, 301, 307, 403, 480, 495 (one hour) plus nine hours of journalism courses
  3. Professional Education Courses:
    1. EPS 380; SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 460L, 442 (six hours), 443 (three hours)

Life Sciences

  1. Core Curriculum (See Biology section of the Bulletin)
  2. Courses for Biology Teaching Field (Grades 8-12) (36 hours)
    1. BIO 130, 131,133, 241, 251, 309, 313, 341, 327, 370, 470
  3. Professional Education courses:
    1. EPS 380; SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 460L, 442 (six hours), 443 (three hours)

Mathematics

  1. Core Curriculum (See Mathematics section of this Bulletin)
  2. Courses for Math (39 hours)
    1. MTH 220, 233, 234, 311, 312, 317, 333, 337, 345, 419, 439, 451; CSC 102
  3. Professional Education courses:
    1. EPS 380; SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 460L, 442 (six hours), 443 (three hours)

Physical Science

  1. Core Curriculum (See Chemistry section of this Bulletin)
  2. Courses for Physical Science (Grades 8 to 12) (62 hours)
    1. CHE 133, 134, 231, 241, 320, 321, 330, 336, 452 (Labs Required)
    2. PHY 131, 132, 250, 321, 333, 430, 431, 440 (Labs Required)
      Selecting either chemistry or physics using one of the above sequences will satisfy the academic minor requirement.
  3. Professional Education courses:
    1. EPS 380; SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 460L, 442 (six hours), 443 (three hours)

Composite Social Studies (120 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (See B.A. - section of this Bulletin)
  2. Courses for Composite Social Studies teaching field (Grades 8-12) (58 hours)
    1. Eighteen hours from: HIS 133, 134, 151; GEO 131 or 230; PSC 141, 142 (from the core)
    2. Six hours from: ECO 231, 232
    3. Three hours from: FIN 269
    4. Three hours from: GEO 130
    5. Three hours from: GEO 234, 310, 315, 330, 332
    6. Three hours from: GEO 131 or 230
    7. Six hours from: HIS 152, 321
    8. Six hours from: HIS 300 - 499
    9. Six hours from: PSC 447, 448
    10. Three hours from: PSY 133 or SOC 137
    11. One hour from: HIS 475.080 Advanced Independent Study
  3. Professional Education courses:
    1. EPS 380; SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 460L, 442 (six hours), 443 (three hours)

Spanish (120 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (See B.A. - Modern Language section of this Bulletin)
  2. Courses for Spanish Teaching Field (31 hours) (Excluding SPA 131-132)
    1. Six hours from: SPA 231-232
    2. Twelve hours from: SPA 235, 303, 304, 420
    3. One hour from: SPA 475 (review)
      1. An additional 12 hours (three of which must be 400-level)
  3. Professional Education courses:
    1. EPS 380; SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 460L, 442 (six hours), 443 (three hours)

Speech (120 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (See Communication section of this Bulletin)
  2. Courses for Speech Teaching Field (Grades 8-12) (34 hours)
    1. COM 111, 112, 170, 311, 313, 315, 401, 414, 495 (one hour) plus nine hours of communication studies courses
  3. Professional Education courses:
    1. EPS 380; SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 460L, 442 (six hours), 443 (three hours)

Technology Applications (132 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (See General Business section of this Bulletin)
  2. B.B.A. Foundation
  3. Courses for General Business major including the following courses: (45 hours)
    1. BCM 347; GBU 310, 321, 440, 461; CSC 340; ART 261 (21 hours)
  4. Professional Education courses:
    1. EPS 380; SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 460L, 442 (six hours), 443 (three hours)

All Level (Grades K-12)

Art (131 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (See Art section of this Bulletin)
  2. Courses for Art Teaching Field (K-12) (54 hours)
    1. Art 100, 101, 110, 130, 210, 220, 240, 250, 281, 282, 395, 395L, 490, 490L, 499, 499L, 480
    2. Twelve hours from one of the following:
      1. drawing, topics, problems, painting, art, film/video, photography, printmaking, sculpture, art/metal/jewelry, ceramics, digital media, advertising, professional practices
  3. Professional Education courses:
    1. SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 460L
    2. ELE 441 (three hours), SED 442 (three hours), SED 443 (three hours), EPS 380

Deaf & Hard of Hearing (124 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (See Deaf & Hard of Hearing major in this Bulletin)
  2. Support/Pre-Major (34 hours)
    1. Fifteen hours of specialization: Choose 15 hours with 12 being upper-level courses from history, math, science or English.
    2. Twelve hours from: RDG 318, 320; SPE 329; SED 370
    3. Six hours from: MTH 128 Students selecting a math specialization will work with adviser to select math courses.
  3. Major (30 hours)
    1. SPH 274, 350, 414, 442, 470, 471, 476, 477, 478, 479
  4. Professional (15 hours)
    1. Six hours from: SED 372, 450, 450L
    2. Nine hours from: ELE 441; SED 442, 443

Health Science EC-12 Certificate (120 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (See Health Science section of this Bulletin)
  2. Courses for Health Science Teaching Field (36 hours)
    1. KIN 470 (six hours); HSC 121, 151, 216, 235, 337, 345, 351, 425, 430, 436, 475, 489, or KIN 332 (30 hours)
  3. Professional Education courses:
    1. EPS 380; SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 460L, 442, 443; ELE 441

Music (E-133 hours) (C-133 hours) (I-130-133 hours)

Designation Key:

  1. (E) = Elementary Concentrations
  2. (C) = Choral / Keyboard Concentrations
  3. (I) = Instrumental Concentration
  4. Courses without designation = (E, C, I)
  5. Music Electives to Total: E= 12, C= 8, I= 5
  1. Core Curriculum (See Music section of this Bulletin)
  2. Courses for Music teaching field (Grades K-12)
    1. MTC 151 (one hour), 152 (one hour), 161 (two hours), 162 (two hours), 251 (one hour), 252 (one hour), 261 (two hours), 262 (two hours), 461
    2. MUP 100 (zero hours-seven semesters), 119 (eight hours), 310 (C & E only), 311 (I & E only) (two hours), 319 (six hours), 495 (zero hours)
    3. MHL 345, 346, 354, 355 (E only), 452 (C or E), 455 (I or E), 471 (E only)
    4. MUP 133, 134, 135, 136 (seven semesters)
    5. MUP 356 (C or E), 357(I or E), 456 (C only), 457 (I only), 201 (one), 202 (one) (three to six hours)
    6. Seven semester hours from: (I only)
      1. MUP 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 307
      2. MUP 170 (four hours), 464 (C only)
    7. Three semester hours from (E only):
      1. MTC 462, 463, 456, 457, 464
  3. Professional Education Courses:
    1. EPS 380; SED 370, 372, 450, 450L; MHL 452 or 455; MHL 355 or MUP 456 or 457; ELE 441 (three hours); SED 442 (three hours), 443 (three hours).

Physical Education (Kinesiology) (128 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (See Kinesiology section of this Bulletin)
  2. Courses for Kinesiology teaching field (Grades K-12) (45 hours)
    1. KIN 100, 120, 214, 234, 235, 236, 330, 332, 340, 349, 353 & 353L, 417 & 417L, 431, 460, 470, 487
  3. Professional Education courses:
    1. EPS 380; SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 460L, 442 (three hours); ELE 441 (three hours); SED 443 (three hours)

Special Education (120 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (See Human Services section in this Bulletin)
  2. Academic Studies Major (44 hours)
    1. Twenty-eight hours from: SPE 432, 434, 438, 439, 461, 464, 460, 465, HMS 236 (four hours)
    2. Six hours from: RDG 318, 320
    3. Ten hours from: MTH 128, 129; and PHY 410, GOL 406, CHE 302 or BIO 474
  3. Nine hours from: SPE 329; EPS 380; ELE 304
  4. Eighteen hours from: SED 370, 372, 450, 450L, 443; SPE 443

Theatre (Grades K-12) (120 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (See Theatre Major in this Bulletin)
  2. Courses for Theatre Teaching Field (Grades K-12) (46 hours)
    1. THR 162, 221, 223, 231, 232 (two hours), 241, 242 (two hours), 360, 421, 450 (one hour), 460, 461
    2. THR 127, 150, 227, 350, 450, 421, 460, 411, 429, 425
  3. Professional Education courses:
    1. EPS 380, SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 460L, ELE 441 (3 hours), SED 442 (3 hours), SED 443 (3 hours)

Agricultural Science Development (120 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (See Agriculture section of this Bulletin)
  2. Courses for Agriculture Certification (47 hours)
    1. BIO 131 or 133 (four hours) (Lab Required)
    2. AGR 100 (one hour), AGN/HRT 110, AGM 120 (four hours), PLS 252, AGM 236, AGN 331 (four hours), ANS 333, AGM/HRT 325, AGD 361, AGD 371, AGM 383, AED 451
    3. Three hours from: HRT 210; PLS 237, 317; AGM 310, 315; ANS 242, 243, 342, 343,442, 444
    4. Three hours agricultural electives
  3. Professional education:
    1. EPS 380; AGD 481, SED 370, 450, 450L, 460, 460L; AGD 491 (six hours); SED 443 (three hours)

Family & Consumer Science Composite (122 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (See Human Sciences section of this Bulletin)
  2. Courses for Family & Consumer Sciences Teaching Certification (53 hours)
    1. HMS 100, 300, 400 (one), 115, 131, 137, 236, 239, 339, 315, 333, 372, 373, 404, 440, 459, 460, 475
  3. Professional Education Courses:
    1. EPS 380; SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 460L, 443

Family & Consumer Science with Hospitality, Nutrition & Food Sciences (122 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (See Human Sciences section of this Bulletin)
  2. Courses for Hospitality, Nutrition & Food Sciences Teaching Certification (53 hours)
    1. HMS 100, 300, 400 (one), 137, 222, 239, 302, 332, 372, 373, 403, 404, 405, 478, 133, 139, 331, 339, 349, 409, 139, 202, 220, 304, 305, 380

Family & Consumer Science with Human Development & Family Studies (122 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (See Human Sciences section of this Bulletin)
  2. Courses for Family & Consumer Sciences with Human Development Teaching Certification (53 hours)
    1. HMS 100, 300, 400 (one), 146, 236, 236L, 241, 241L, 242, 332, 336, 340, 353, 372, 373, 441, 443, 459, 445, 475

Supplemental Certificates:

ESL/Bilingual Supplemental Certificate

Candidates wishing to add the ESL or Bilingual Supplemental Certification may apply for "overlap" status when they have completed 95 hours and take the following courses:

  1. For Bilingual Supplemental Certification:
    1. SPA 475, and pass the TOPT
    2. ENG 441 or ELE 578 (Linguistics),
    3. *ELE 505, *ELE 506, *ELE 507
    4. *These courses must be taken in sequence.
    5. TExES #112
  2. For ESL Supplemental Certification:
    1. ELE 515 Language Acquisition for ESL/Bilingual
    2. *ELE 505, *ELE 506, *ELE 507
    3. *These courses must be taken in sequence.
    4. TExES #154

The bilingual and ESL supplemental certificates must be added to a valid Texas certificate based on a bachelor's degree, and will match the grade level of the base certificate.

Special Education Supplemental Certificate

This supplemental certificate must be added to a valid Texas certificate based on a bachelor's degree. The Special Education Supplemental Certificate will match the subject and grade level of the base certificate.

Course Number Course Description Credits
SPE 329 Survey of Exceptionalities 3 hours
SPE 434 Functional Living Skills for Persons with Disabilities 3 hours
SPE 432 Educational Appraisal of Exceptional Children 3 hours
SPE 438 Academic Instruction for Persons with Disabilities 3 hours
SPE 439 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis 3 hours
SPE 461 Practicum in Special Education 3 hours
TExES 163 Special Education Supplemental Exam
Total 18 hours

Visually Impaired Supplemental Certificate

The Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI) certificate allows credentialed TVI's to teach students who are blind or visually impaired ages 0-22 years. A valid Texas teaching certificate is required from another certification program such as Elementary Education, Secondary Education, or Special Education.

Course Number Course Discription Credits
RHB 325 Foundations in Visual Impairment 3 hours
RHB 340 The Eye, Its Function and Health 3 hours
SPE 341 Communication Skills for Students With Visual Impairment (Braille) 3 hours
SPE 445 Orientation and Mobility Skills and Concepts 3 hours
SPE 441 Instructional strategies for Academic Students With Visual Impairments 3 hours
SPE 442 Instructional Strategies for Individuals With Visual and Multiple Impairments 3 hours
SPE 461 or SPE 558 Practicum in Special Education 3 hours
Total 21 hours*
* SPE 432 and 329 are also required. Prerequisites for SPE 441 and 442.