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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Teacher Certification: Infancy to Sixth Grade, B.S.


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About the Early Childhood Teacher Certification Bachelor’s Program


The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood prepares professionals to work with children from infancy through sixth grade. A strong emphasis in child development provides the foundation for understanding the child as an individual within the context of the family, the peer group, and school settings.

The program meets current Texas requirements for teacher certification and is accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). State teacher certification is granted for EC-6 (early childhood through the sixth grade). See an academic advisor for updated certification requirements that may occur from recent legislative mandates. Admission to teacher certification is competitive and is based on not less than a 2.75 overall GPA. Students seeking teacher certification must meet all requirements outlined in the College of Education section of this catalog. To be recommended for certification, graduates must achieve satisfactory performance on the TExES, an examination prescribed by the State Board of Education.

The university teacher education program includes a full year of student teaching (two semesters of the senior year) for students beginning their teacher education program in spring 2013 or later. Students wishing to obtain teacher certification should consult with the department’s undergraduate advisor.

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 19

Second Year


Fall


Total: 18

Spring


Total: 16

Third Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 16

Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 12

Spring


Total: 12

Total Hours: 123


* Choose from core curriculum  requirements

Please review the standards in choosing science courses at www.sbec.state.tx.us.

Educator Standards EC-Grade 6 Science


All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Life

Earth & Space

Physical

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