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The School of Education is recognized for preparing educators who are ready for the classroom. Even though theory is at the core, significant time is spent in very practical applications of the current best practices in the classroom. The traditional programs in education have a strong field-based component, allowing pre-service educators a variety of opportunities to work with children in the early childhood, middle school, and/or high school settings. Alternative programs are also available for individuals who have a bachelor's degree and would like to pursue educator certification. The overall design of the program stems from careful review, state and national standards, and the best practices defined in current research and application. Programs comply with the No Child Left Behind Act. Other special features of the program include the following.

  • Collaboration initiatives with local school districts to improve the education of students and the professional development of faculty.
  • Student organizations such as Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society (KDP) to provide for professional growth and the development of team spirit.
  • A media center including a curriculum lab and library to assist students in the preparation of teaching materials.
  • A variety of certification programs to meet specific needs.
  • Individuals seeking certification in early childhood, middle school, or high school setting typically earn the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS) degree. The faculty of the School of Education will serve as advisors and mentors to education majors.

Faculty

  • David Boyer, Ed.D., Associate Dean of the School of Education
  • Sam Ayres, Ed.D.
  • Tonia Boyer, M.Ed.
  • Cathy Box, Ph.D.
  • C. W. Hannel, Ed.D.
  • Jennifer Hardin, Ph.D.
  • Annette Mahan, M.Ed.
  • Gonzalo Ramirez Ed.D.
  • Dana Reeger, M.Ed.
  • Josh Wheeler, M.Ed.

Programs

  • Post-Baccalaureate/Alternative Educator Certification

Educator Certification Program

Title II Report

The Texas Education Agency and the Southern Association of Colleges and Universities accredit the Lubbock Christian University Educator Certification Program. The university holds membership in the Consortium of State Organizations for Teacher Education (CSOTTE), the Texas Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (TACTE), Texas Directors of Field Experiences (TDFE), and the Texas Association of Certification Officers (TACO), and Independent Colleges and Universities in Texas (ICUT).

Certification Programs

The university offers approved certification programs as follows:

  • Early Childhood Education (EC-6) Certification to teach all subject areas in pre-kindergarten through grade 6.
  • Middle School Education-Specialist (Grades 4-8)–Certification to teach grades 4–8 in a particular teaching field. Teaching field options include math, science, reading/language arts, and social studies.
  • Secondary Education (Grades 7-12)—Certification to teacher grades 7-12 in one teaching field. Teaching field options include Mathematics, Chemistry, Life Science, Physical Science, Science, English, History, Social Studies, Business Education, and Technology Applications.
  • All-Level Education (Grades EC-12)--Certification for EC-12th grade art, music, physical education, Spanish, or theater arts.

Certification programs are subject to change by the accrediting agencies. Students should check with their academic department advisor for exact requirements.

Educator Certification Council Policies

The Educator Certification Council is responsible for insuring that educator certification candidates possess the basic skills and qualities necessary to perform the duties of a beginning teacher in a professional and Christ-like manner. The council is comprised of the academic deans, all education faculty and faculty representing the departments offering educator certification. As required by the Texas Education Agency, the council has established admission requirements for all programs of study leading to educator certification. All education program candidates must be admitted into the Educator Certification Program prior to enrollment in the methods block of coursework. The council meets at the end of each long semester. Undergraduate students must submit a completed application portfolio by October 15/March 15 in order to enroll in Methods courses for the following semester.

Criteria for Admission to Educator Certification Program

Basic skill requirements

  • Reading–THEA score of 250 or better
  • Mathematics–THEA score of 230 or better
  • Writing–THEA score of 230 or better
  • Oral Communication–grade of C or better in COM 2340, ENG 1301 and ENG 1302
  • Critical Thinking–completion UNI 2000
  • Successful completion of 60 hours
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale
  • Successful completion of 12 hours in academic specialization with minimum GPA of 2.75. University Core courses do not count toward the required 12 hours.
  • Recommendation from one faculty member in the School of Education to be obtained by the Director of Certification
  • Grade of B or better in REA 3340 for EC-6 candidates
  • Submission of an application portfolio containing the following items.
    • Recent photograph
    • Unofficial copies of all university transcripts
    • Documentation of THEA scores
    • Recommendations from two faculty members from outside of the School of Education who are familiar with the student’s academic achievement and potential as an educator. One of these recommendations must come from a faculty member in the academic specialization area.
    • Completed Self-Evaluation Form

The Educator Certification Council will not consider undergraduate students for admission without documented THEA scores. Admission to Educator Certification Program is based on the following criteria for Post Baccalaureate, Alternative Certification, and Masters candidates.

  • Meet all qualifications for admission into the program.
  • Complete an application packet available from the Director of Certification.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in certification program hours.

Criminal Record Implications

Pursuant to the Texas Education Code, 22.083, candidates may be required to submit to a criminal history check prior to participation in activities that occur in a field-based setting. Students should be aware that licensing by the State of Texas may be influenced by a criminal history report. The university does not ensure licensing by the State of Texas. Students may contact the State for further information.

Educator Qualities

Educator candidates are to demonstrate the teaching qualities outlined in the Educator Certification Program Mission Statement or demonstrate a potential for positive development of these qualities. The Educator Certification Council will evaluate these qualities through an analysis of the faculty recommendations and the student self-evaluation that are included in the application portfolio. Interviews may be scheduled in the event of a question concerning the applicant portfolio. Educator qualities include the following.

  • View teaching as a mission and ministry
  • Have a desire to help others
  • Have a commitment to the welfare of children
  • Possess high moral and ethical standards
  • Demonstrate openness to new ideas
  • Possess effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate emotional and physical health
  • Demonstrate creative problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate leadership
  • Demonstrate strong academic background

Review of Application Portfolios

The School of Education will present the completed application portfolio of eligible students to the Educator Certification Council for review. The council will review the application portfolio and vote to:

  • Admit the student unconditionally to the Educator Certification Program as an educator candidate;
  • Admit the student conditionally. Conditional admittance may be given to students who will meet the full requirements before the next long semester begins. Conditional admission will allow students to take PPR Core courses with the understanding that admission requirements must be met to achieve unconditional admission and to take additional PPR Core courses; or
  • Deny Admission

Candidacy is no guarantee of recommendation for student teaching or educator certification. Educator candidates must continue to demonstrate the appropriate progress toward the proficiencies and the qualities of a pre-service teacher. If admission is denied, a student must contact the Director of Certification to reactivate their application folder for the next council meeting if they wish to re-apply. If the council denies admission to a student that has met the basic academic criteria, a process for appeal is available from the Associate Dean of the School of Education.

Student Teaching Admission Procedures and Criteria

Educator candidates must submit an application for student teaching to the Coordinator of Field Placement by October 15/March 15 to enroll in student teaching for the following semester. Admission to student teaching is based on the following criteria for undergraduate candidates:

  • Successful completion of 110 hours applicable to the academic plan
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.75
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 and a grade of C or above in each of the following categories (1) academic specialization, and (2) major. If a grade of C is not achieved, the student must retake the course and earn a grade of at least a C.
  • Recommendations from the professional educators who supervised the pre-student teaching field experience
  • Freedom from physical, speech, hearing, or emotional handicaps that are detrimental to teaching
  • Successful completion of TExEX content examination in the certification field for secondary and all-level candidates

For Post Baccalaureate, Alternative Certification, and Master’s candidates, admission to student teaching is based on the following criteria.

  • Must meet qualifications for admission into the program
  • Complete an application packet available from the Office Field Coordinator
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in certification program hours
  • Successful completion of the TExES content examination

The council will review all applications and vote to either admit or deny admission to student teaching. If the council denies admission to an educator candidate who has met the basic academic criteria, a process for appeal is available.

Standards for Student Teaching

A grade of B or better in student teaching is required to receive a recommendation for an educator certificate.

Criteria for Educator Certification

Criteria for educator certification are as follows.

  • Successful completion of student teaching, with a grade of B or better.
  • Maintain acceptable program status as described in Student Teaching Admission and Criteria.

Post-Baccalaureate and Master's Degree candidates GPA requirements.

  • A GPA of 3.0 in certification program hours.
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with sufficient academic and professional development course credit hours to meet the state requirements for an educator certificate.
  • Demonstration of high moral and ethical character.
  • Satisfactory level of performance on the required certification exams.

Approval is based on the following criteria.

  • Educator candidates are eligible to take content exams prior to admission to the program and pedagogy exams upon recommendation of the Director of Certification.
  • No previous felony or misdemeanor convictions. In compliance with 19 TAC 141.5, a computer background check will be made by the State Board for Educator Certification with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Candidates may contact the office of the Director of Certification during the student teaching semester for state certification procedures. When the candidate has met all requirements and submitted all fees, the School of Education will recommend the candidate for certification to the Texas Education Agency. The administrative functions for the certification process are now conducted by the Educator Certification and Standards Division at the Texas Education Agency.

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Childhood Education

Requirements to be certified to teach age 4/Pre-K through 6th grade (EC6 Generalist).

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320 Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305 Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310 Christian Life
  • COM2340 Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301 Composition Studies
  • ENG1302 Composition and Literature
  • EDU3350 Educational Psychology
  • GOV2302 Texas State and Local Government
  • ESS1200 Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170 University Seminar
  • MAT1311 College Algebra
  • 3 hours from
    • HIS2301 History of the United States I
    • HIS2302 History of the United States II
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • HIS2350 Texas History
  • ENG 2301 Masterpieces of Literature
  • UNI2000 University Skills

B.  Academic Specialization Core (36-38 hours)

  • BIO1303 Integrated Science I
  • BIO1304 Integrated Science II
  • EEL2307 Conceptual Development of Math for Elementary Teachers I
  • EEL2308 Conceptual Development of Math for Elementary Teachers II
  • EEL3320 Early Childhood Education
  • GEG2300 Regional Geography of the World
  • ENG3300 Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • EEL3306 Integrated Social Studies
  • REA 3330 Literacy and the Young Child
  • REA3340 Reading Writing Connection
  • ESS1270 First Aid and CPR
  • 4-6 hours from
    • ART3306 Art and Children or ART 2305 Exploration of Media
    • ESS2142 Theory and Practice IV
    • MUS4320 Music Processes

C.  Major (43 hours)

  • EEL2310 Teachers, Schools, and Society/Tutoring
  • EEL2320 Instructional Technology
  • ESP3382 The Exceptional Child/Observation
  • ESL3372 Teaching Multicultural/Multilingual Student
  • ESL3382 1st and 1nd Language Acquisition

Methods Block

  • EEL4160 Teaching Certification I
  • EEL4301 Social Studies Methods/Practicum
  • EEL4302 Mathematics/Science Methods
  • EEL4320 Assessment and Evaluation in the Elementary School
  • REA4350 Practical Applications to Reading
  • REA4360 Reading across the Curriculum/Practicum

Student Teaching Block

  • EEL4170 Teaching Certification II
  • EEL 4210 Classroom Management and Organization
  • EEL 4340 The Elementary School
  • EEL 4660 Student Teaching in the Elem/Mid School/Seminar

Notes:  Grade of C or higher is required for each academic specialization and major course except for REA 3340, where a grade of B or higher is required. To register for the Methods Block students must meet each requirement for unconditional acceptance into the Educator Certification Program

E.  Electives (3 hours)

F.  Total (127-129 hours)

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Middle School Education

Requirements to be certified as a specialist in grades 4 through 8.

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB 1320 Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB 3305 Christian Heritage
  • BIB 3310 Christian Life
  • COM 2340 Communication for the Professional
  • ENG 1301 Composition Studies
  • ENG 1302 Composition and Literature
  • EDU 3350 Educational Psychology
  • GOV 2302 Texas State and Local Government
  • ESS 1200 Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI 1170 University Seminar
  • MAT 1311 College Algebra
  • 3 hours from
    • HIS 2301 History of the United States I
    • HIS 2302 History of the United States II
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • AFA 2350 Introduction to Fine Arts
  • ENG 3308 Technical Writing
  • UNI 2000 University Skills

B.  Academic Specialization (33-36 hours)

  • EDS 3340 Middle School Education
  • ENG 3300 Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • 3 hours from
    • EEL 4301 Social Studies Methods Practicum
    • EEL 4302 Math and Science Methods
  • 24-27 hours in one of the following areas
    • Math-MAT 1310, 1312, 1313, 1402, 3302, 3303, 3305, 4350 (25)
    • Science-BIO 1303, 1003, 1304, 1004, 1305, 4303; CHE 1305, 1105, 3310; NRC 3323, 3023; PHY 1303, 1103 (26)
    • Language Arts-ENG 3300, 3302, 3317; 3 upper level American Literature; 3 hours upper level British Literature; 3 hours upper level ENG; REA 3340, 4360 (24)
    • Social Studies-ECO 2301; GEG 2300, 3342; HIS 2301 or HIS 2302, whichever was not taken in the core, HIS 2350; 3 hours of World History; 3 hours upper level History; 3 hours upper level American History; GOV 2301 (27). HIS 3325 is recommended elective.

C.  Major (36 hours)

  • EDS 2310 Foundations of Education
  • EDS 2320 Instructional Technology
  • ESP 3382 The Exceptional Child
  • ESL 3372 Teaching Multicultural/Multilingual Students
  • ESL 3382 First and Second Language Acquisition

Methods Block Except for Mathematics and All-Level Specialization

  • EDS 4330 Managing Diverse Classrooms
  • EDS 4340 Reading, Writing, and Thinking in Secondary and Middle Schools
  • EDS 4350 Design and Delivery

Methods Block for Mathematics and All-Level Specializations

  • EDS 4330 Managing Diverse Classroom
  • REA 3340 The Reading Connection
  • EDS 4350 Design and Delivery

Student Teaching Block

  • EDS 4310 Assessment and Evaluation 
  • EDS 4360 Seminar in Education
  • EDS 4660 Student Teaching

Notes:  Grade of C or higher is required for each academic specialization and major course. To register for the Methods Block students must meet each requirement for unconditional acceptance into the Educator Certification Program.

D.  Electives (9-12 hours)

E.  Total (126 hours)

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Secondary Education

Requirements to be certified to teach grade 7 through 12.

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB 1310 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB 1320 Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB 3305 Christian Heritage
  • BIB 3310 Christian Life
  • COM 2340 Communication for the Professional
  • ENG 1301 Composition Studies
  • ENG 1302 Composition and Literature
  • EDU 3350 Educational Psychology
  • GOV 2302 Texas State and Local Government
  • ESS 1200 Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI 1170 University Seminar
  • MAT 1311 College Algebra
  • 3 hours from
    • HIS 2301 History of the United States I
    • HIS 2302 History of the United States II
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • AFA 2350 Introduction to Fine Arts
  • ENG 3308 Technical Writing
  • UNI 2000 University Skills

B.  Academic Specialization (48-51 hours)

Candidates must select either the composite or specialization route to complete this degree. The composite route consists of 48-51 hours in the chosen field listed below under composite teaching fields. The specialization route consists of 48 hours; 30 hours in one specialization content area and an additional 18 hours in a selected area of emphasis. The specialization route should culminate with certification in the area of specialization and the opportunity to add certification in the emphasis area after graduation.

Composite Teaching Field Route-select one of the following two composite teaching fields.

  • Science-BIO 1305, 1405, 1406, 3300, 3303, 4303; CHE 1307, 1107, 1308, 1108, 3310; NRC 3323, 3023; PHY 1303, 1103, 1304, 1104, and from Texas Tech, take GEOL 1303, 1101, 1304, and 1102 (50).
  • Social Studies-HIS 1315, 1316, 2350, 3323; 9 hours from HIS 3313, 3315, 3325 recommended, 4302, 4313, 4314; 3 hours from HIS 4325 or 4326; 6 hours from HIS 3310, 3320, 3330; ECO 2301; GEG 2300 and 3342; GOV 2301, 2302, and 3 hours from GOV 3323, 3331, or 3341 (48).

Specialization Teaching Field Route-select one 30 hour area of specialization and one 18 hour emphasis area.

  • Business Education-ACC 2301; BUA 1300, 3305, 3310, 4301; ECO 2301; FIN 2301, IST 2300, 3300; MGT 3300.
  • Chemistry-CHE 1307, 1107, 1308, 1108, 3301, 3101, 3302, 3102, 3310, 4311, 4312 and 6 hours from science list.
  • English-ENG 3302, 3317, 6 hours from 3311, 3313, or 3322; 6 hours from 4315, 4316, 4323, or 4324, 12 hours upper level ENG.
  • History-HIS 1315, 1316, 2350, 3323, and 3325; 4313 or 4314; 4325 or 4326; 3 hours from 3310, 3320, 3330;  3 hours from 3313, 3315, 4302, 4352; 3 hours from ECO, GEG, GOV or HIS.
  • Life Science-BIO 1405, 1005, 1406, 1006, 3300, 3303, 3003, 3304, 3004, 3305, 3005, 3323, 4102; CHE 3210 recommended; NRC 3323, 3023; 4-6 hours from science list.
  • Math-MAT 1310, 1312, 1313, 1402, 1403, 3302, 3303, 3305, 3350, 4350
  • Physical Science-CHE 1307, 1107, 1308, 1108, 3301, 3101, 3302, 3102, 3210; PHY 1303, 1103, 1304, 1104 and 4 hours selected from science list.
  • Technology Applications-IST 2300, 3332, 3351; DMA 2343, 2344, 3310, 3332, 3342; 6 hours from IST or DMA.

Emphasis-The emphasis may be selected from one of the specialization areas or additional options including EC-12: Art, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, and Theater. Please see content advisor and refer to the major courses listed in the appropriate section of this catalog.

C.  Major (36 hours)

  • EDS2310  Foundations of Education
  • EDS2320  Instructional Technology
  • ESP3382  The Exceptional Child
  • ESL3372  Teaching Multicultural/Multilingual Student
  • ESL3382  First and Second Language Acquisition

Methods Block Except for Mathematics and All-Level Specializations

  • EDS4330  Managing Diverse Classrooms
  • EDS4340  Reading, Writing, and Thinking in Secondary and Middle Schools
  • EDS4350  Design and Delivery

Methods Block for Mathematics or All-Level Specializations

  • EDS4330  Managing Diverse Classrooms
  • REA3340  The Reading Writing Connection
  • EDS4350  Design and Delivery

Student Teaching Block

  • EDS4310  Assessment and Evaluation 
  • EDS4360  Seminar in Education
  • EDS4660  Student Teaching

Notes:  Grade of C or higher is required for each academic specialization and major course. To register for the Methods Block students must meet each requirement for unconditional acceptance into the Educator Certification Program.

D.  Electives (3 hours)

E.  Total (132-135 hours)

Post-Baccalaureate/Alternative Educator Certification Programs for Initial Certification

Individuals who possess at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and who meet specific qualifications may be admitted into a special certification program. The specifics of the post baccalaureate/alternative certification programs are outlined below.

Post-Baccalaureate Certification for Early Childhood Education

Admission Requirements

  • An overall grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 system at the baccalaureate level.
  • Demonstration of skill in computing and technology through either successful completion of course work or proficiency review.
  • Demonstration of speech competency with emphasis on oral proficiency in the English language through successful completion of course work.
  • Successful completion of the following courses with a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Post-Baccalaureate Certification for Middle School, Secondary and All-Level Certification

Admission Requirements

  • Earned Bachelor degree with acceptable course work in an area of certification.
  • Acceptable score on all parts of the THEA or GRE. The score must be no more than 5 years old. The GRE is required for those pursuing a graduate degree.
  • 2.75 Cumulative GPA or 3.0 in last 60 hours.
  • 24 approved hours in proposed teaching field with 15 advanced or 36 approved hours in a proposed composite or all-level field with 21 advanced.
  • 3.0 GPA in proposed teaching field.
  • Students may take up to six hours of education courses before being admitted. No other education courses can be taken until the student is fully admitted.
  • Students that do not achieve an acceptable score on the appropriate content TExES certification exam will not be admitted to the program until they complete a certification deficiency plan consisting of undergraduate coursework in the proposed teaching field.
  • Meet admission requirements.
  • Successful completion, with a GPA of at least 2.75, in the following education courses.

Post-Baccalaureate Early Childhood Education Course Requirements

15-18 hours from the following to be decided by post-baccalaureate advisor

  • EEL 2310  Teachers, Schools, and Society/Tutoring
  • EDU 3350  Educational Psychology
  • BIO 1303  Integrated Science I or BIO 1304 Integrated Science II
  • EEL 2307  Conceptual Development of Math for Elementary Teachers I
  • EEL 2320  Instructional Technology
  • EEL 3320  Early Childhood Education
  • ENG 3300  Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • REA 3330  Literacy and the Young Child
  • REA 3340  The Reading Writing Connection/Observation

Methods Block

  • EEL 4160  Teaching Certification I
  • EEL 4301  Social Studies Methods/Practicum
  • EEL 4302  Mathematics/Science Methods
  • EEL 4320  Assessment and Evaluation
  • REA 4350  Practical Applications to Reading
  • REA 4360  Reading across the Curriculum/Practicum

Student Teaching Block

  • EEL 4170  Teaching Certification II
  • EEL4210  Classroom Management and Organization
  • EEL 4340  The Elementary/Middle School
  • EEL 4660  Student Teaching in Elementary/Middle School Seminar

Notes: Grade of C or higher is required for each academic specialization and education course except for REA 3340, where a grade of B or higher is required. To register for the Methods Block students must meet each requirement for unconditional acceptance into the Educator Certification Program.

Post-Baccalaureate Middle School, Secondary and All-Level Certification Course Requirements

  • 3 hours from
    • EDS 2310 Foundations in Education
    • EEL 2310 Teachers, Schools, and Society
  • 3 hours from
    • EDS 2320 Instructional Technology
    • EDU 5303 Desktop Technology

Methods Block

  • EDS 4330 Managing Diverse Classroom
  • EDS 4350 Design and Delivery
  • 3 hours from
    • EDS 4340 Reading, Writing, and Thinking in Secondary and Middle Schools
    • REA 3340 The Reading Writing Connection/Observations
    • EDU 5329 Content Area Reading

Student Teaching Block

  • EDS 4310 Assessment and Evaluation
  • EDS 4360 Seminar in Education
  • EDS 4660 Student Teaching

Students in this program may be eligible to complete a portion of these requirements through an internship. Consult your academic advisor for more information.

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree with Educator Certification in Middle or Secondary School

Students seeking to earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree and educator certification must complete the following:

  • Meet the requirements of the BA or BS degree
  • Meet the requirements of the Educator Certification Program
  • Successfully complete a secondary, middle school, or all-level area of specialization
  • Successfully complete the education coursework consisting of:
  • 3 hours from
    • EDS 2310 Foundations in Education
    • EEL 2310 Teachers, Schools, and Society
  • 3 hours from
    • EDS 4340 Reading, Writing, and Thinking in Secondary and Middle Schools
    • REA 3340 The Reading Writing Connection/Observations
    • EDS 2320 Instructional Technology

Methods Block

  • EDS 4330 Managing Diverse Classrooms
  • EDS 4350 Design and Delivery

Student Teaching Block

  • EDS 4310 Assessment and Evaluation
  • EDS 4360 Seminar in Education
  • EDS 4660 Student Teaching, a grade of B or above is required

Notes: Grade of C or higher is required for each education course. To register for the methods block students must meet each requirement for unconditional acceptance into the educator certification program. Prior to enrolling in the student teaching block, students must pass the appropriate TExES exam for their specialization. Students in this program may be eligible to complete a portion of these requirements through an internship. Consult your academic advisor for more information.

Minor in Early Childhood Education

Completion of minor in early childhood education does not include coursework necessary for teacher certification.

(18 hours)

  • EDU3350 Educational Psychology
  • EEL 3320 Early Childhood Education
  • REA 3330 Literacy and the Young Child
  • 3 hours from
    • ESL 3372 Teaching the Multicultural/Multilingual Student
    • ESP 3382 The Exceptional Child
  • 6 hours from
    • ART 3306 Art and Children
    • EEL 2320 Instructional Technology or IST 2300 Microcomputer Applications
    • ENG 3300 Literature for Children and the Young Adult

Last Updated: Aug 21, 2014