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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

Teacher Certification Program (Post-Bac)

Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching  |   Undergraduate Degree

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Purpose of Program

Students seeking certification to teach at the secondary level (grades 8–12) must obtain a bachelor’s degree in the academic area in which they plan to teach. They should consult with their advisor in the department in which their degree is contained. They should also consult with their academic advisor for information regarding secondary certification requirements and admission to the Teacher Certification Program. Requirements for degrees and certificates have been carefully coordinated; however, there may be specific degree requirements that are not required in the certification program, and specific certification requirements that may not be required in the degree program. Certificate program requirements are approved by the State of Texas.

Program Options

Core Curriculum Requirements

Students should refer to the appropriate section of this catalog for a listing of Core Curriculum requirements for the degree they are seeking.


The number of semester credit hours required for secondary certification is 30. There are additional requirements for students seeking certification in English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR). Students seeking certification in ELAR should consult their certification advisor for information.


Certification Requirements

(For proper sequencing of these courses, students should consult a certification advisor.)

BBL 3403  Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in a Pluralistic Society

EDP 3203  Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent

EDU 2103  Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society

IDS 2013  Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society

SPE 3603  Introduction to Special Education


Professional Education Requirements

Students must be admitted to the Teacher Certification Program before enrolling in Professional Education and Student Teaching coursework

C&I 4203  Models of Teaching in the Content Areas of the Secondary School

EDP 4203  Assessment and Evaluation

RDG 3773  Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines-Secondary

C&I 4203, EDP 4203, and RDG 3773 are restricted classes. Advisor authorization for these classes will be issued only if all prerequisites have been completed. C&I 4203 is not offered in the Summer Semesters.

Student Teaching:

C&I 4646  Student Teaching: Grades 8-12



Career Opportunities

Students who complete their respective degree program, graduate from the university, and obtain their teacher certification will be able to pursue a career as an educator in an eighth through twelfth grade classroom.

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Admission Requirements



All applicants must meet UTSA admission requirements and be in good standing with last institution attended (previous college experience). In addition, applicants must meet/fulfill the following departmental requirements or submissions:


Requirements for Admission to The University of Texas at San Antonio:

http://www.utsa.edu/admissions/undergrad/requirements/2013-requirements.html


Undergraduate Catalog:

http://catalog.utsa.edu/undergraduate/



UTSA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Freshmen | Freshmen (International) | Transfers | Transfer (International) | Re-Admission | Non-Degree Seeking


UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM ASSISTANCE:
For assistance with Admission Requirements, please contact the Admissions/Enrollment Office or the COEHD Advising Office (Listed Under Contacts)



How to Apply


Undergraduate Admissions

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Financial Aid & Scholarships


Undergraduate Financial Assistance

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Undergraduate Contacts/Departments

Undergraduate Programs

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT   210-458-4370

   - Advising

IDEDAdvising@utsa.edu 210-458-4424

   - Certification Center

  210-458-6287

   - Scholarships

francesca.bronder@utsa.edu 210-458-4021
     
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   - Financial Aid & Enrollment Services Center

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210-458-8000

Departments

BICULTURAL-BILINGUAL STUDIES   210-458-4426
COUNSELING   210-458-2600
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND POLICY STUDIES   210-458-6620
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY   210-458-2650
INTERDISCIPLINARY LEARNING AND TEACHING   210-458-5969
KINESIOLOGY, HEALTH, AND NUTRITION   210-458-6224