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Teacher Certification Program (Undergraduate)

Teacher Certificate programs have been designed to meet the standards for teacher certification set by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

Teacher Certification Program (Post-Bac)

The Secondary Certification programs are designed for students who wish to teach in any subject area at the secondary level (grades 8–12).

Teacher Certification Program (Pro. / Educator / Grad)

For School Counselor, Principal, Superintendent, MAECIT and other professional certification.

School Counselor Certification

State Certification as a Professional School Counselor is awarded to students who complete the Master of Education in School Counseling Degree.

Ph.D. in Culture, Literacy, and Language

The Ph.D. in Culture, Literacy, and Language program applies theoretical, conceptual and research methodology to study culture, literacy and language.

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program is intended to prepare professionals for future careers in academic, clinical, research, and consultation settings.

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program provides advanced academic training in educational and administrative leadership with an emphasis in K-12 leadership or higher education administration.

Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching

The Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching program prepares students to serve as leading professionals in the field of educational instruction, development, and presentation.

M.A. in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

The Master of Arts in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies program responds to societal and educational needs through an advanced multidisciplinary study of cultural and linguistic diversity and related disciplines.

M.A. in BBL Teacher Ed - EC-6 BBL Generalist / Cert (BITE-C)

The Master of Arts in Bicultural-Bilingual Teacher Education - EC-6 BBL Generalist Teacher Cert (BITE-C) program is designed for national and international degreed individuals, who hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, demonstrate bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English, and are seeking bilingual education certification at the graduate level.

M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (MA-TESL)

The Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (MA-TESL) program is a specialized professional degree program that enhances a students current qualifications and prepares them for advanced careers in the field of English language teaching.

M.A. in Teaching ESL - EC-6 ESL Generalist Cert (TESL-C)

The Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language - EC-6 ESL Generalist Certification (TESL-C) program allows students to simultaneously complete their master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language and earn their Texas’ Early Childhood through Sixth Grade Generalist Teaching Certification credential.**NEW PROGRAM**

MEd in School Counseling

The Master of Education in School Counseling program prepares multi-culturally competent, professional school counselors.

M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program emphasizes creativity, diversity, developmental and relational processes, ethics and professional identity within Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

MEd in Ed Lead and Policy Studies - Ed Leadership (K-12 grade)

The Master of Education in Ed Leadership and Policy Studies - Educational Leadership (K-12 grade) program provides students with the educational tools necessary to provide leadership in P-12 educational institutions.

MEd in Ed Leadership and Policy Studies - Higher Ed Admin

The Master of Education in Ed Leadership and Policy Studies - Higher Education Administration program is designed for students who have an interest in obtaining or advancing in staff and administrative positions at higher education institutions that support student development and success.

M.A. in School Psychology

The Master of Arts in School Psychology program is designed for students who want to work with children and adolescents experiencing a wide range of academic, emotional, and behavioral difficulties.

M.A. in Educational Psychology

Prepares culturally competent scientist-practitioners and researchers to effectively contribute to the psychological development and well-being of children and adolescents.

M.A. in Education - Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Arts in Education - Curriculum and Instruction Concentration program provides students with the skills needed to work in a context that nurtures interdisciplinary learning and facilitates an understanding of engagement in curriculum and instruction theory, research, practice, policy and critical issues.

M.A. in Education - Early Childhood / Elementary Ed

The Master of Arts in Education - Early Childhood/Elementary ed concentration program prepares students for effective instruction and advocacy in the care and education of young children.

M.A. in Education - Instructional Technology Concentration

The Master of Arts in Education - Instructional Technology Concentration program involves the study of technology-mediated learning approaches, and employs both theory and practice for learning and teaching with technology.

M.A. in Education - Literacy Education Concentration

The Master of Arts in Education - Literacy Education Concentration program provides theory, research, knowledge and field experiences for students planning to teach literacy.

M.A. in Education - Special Education Concentration

The Master of Arts in Education - Special Education Concentration program is a practical, teacher-oriented program designed for educators, special education teachers, paraprofessionals, behavior analysts, and other professionals seeking initial, additional, or advanced study in working with students with disabilities.

M.A. in Education - Teacher Certification Program (MAECIT)

Earn a Masters of Arts in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction with a certification to teach in middle grade classrooms. Currently, students may select one of two certification tracks to teach in grades 4-8: Mathematics/Science or English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies.

Graduate Certificate in Environmental E-STEM Education

The Graduate Certificate in E-STEM Education is designed for graduate students from all disciplines who wish to focus on issues related to STEM education within the contexts of sustainable management of the environment and natural resources.

Graduate Certificate in Special Education Advocacy

This program is designed to help parents and professionals better understand special education law and its application and assist future advocates in developing the skills to effectively facilitate the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process.

Graduate Certificate in I-STEM Education

The Graduate Certificate in iSTEM Education (Interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is designed for graduate students from all disciplines who wish to focus on issues related to Interdisciplinary STEM Education.

M.S. in Health and Kinesiology

The Master of Science in Health and Kinesiology program is designed for students seeking advanced preparation for teaching physical and health education in school and community settings, and for students pursuing careers in areas related to kinesiology or health.

Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Certificate is designed to meet the needs of current and prospective students interested in developing proficiency in applied behavioral analysis.

Certificate in Bilingual Reading Specialist

The Bilingual Reading Specialist (BRS) Graduate Certificate offers specialized training for those who possess a valid teaching license and wish to become better prepared to provide appropriate reading instruction to students in bilingual programs within public schools.

Certificate in Higher Education Administration

The Certificate in Higher Education Administration enhances professional preparation and development opportunities for current and prospective higher education administrators.

Cert in Language Acquisition / Bilingual Psycho-ed Assessment

The LABPA Certificate provides students with the critical training and skills that are in such demand by many school districts, especially those in under-served communities.

Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (CertTESL)

The Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (CertTESL) provides the specialized training students need to begin teaching the English language in the U.S. or abroad.

Principal Certification

The Principal Certification program is designed for those who already hold a master’s degree and want to obtain principal certification.

Superintendent Certification

The Superintendent Certification program is designed for those who already hold a master’s degree and want to obtain superintendent certification.

B.A. in Mexican American Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Mexican American Studies program prepares students to enter graduate school or pursue a career as an educator, researcher, community leader or community advocate.

BA Degree in IDS - Early Childhood-Grade 6 Bilingual Gen

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Early Childhood-Grade 6 Bilingual Generalist Concentration) program prepares students to pursue a career as an educator in an early childhood through sixth grade bilingual classroom setting.

BA in IDS - Grades 4-8 Bilingual Generalist Cert

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Grades 4-8 Bilingual Generalist Certification Concentration) program prepares students to pursue a career as an educator in a fourth through eight grade bilingual classroom setting.

BA in IDS - Early Childhood - Grade 6 ESL Generalist Cert

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Early Childhood - Grade 6 ESL Generalist Certification Concentration) program prepares students to pursue a career as an English as a Second Language (ESL) educator in an early childhood through sixth grade setting.

BA in IDS - Grades 4-8 ESL Cert

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Grades 4-8 ESL Certification Concentration) program prepares students to pursue a career as an English as a Second Language (ESL) educator in reading, language arts and social studies in a fourth through eight grade classroom setting.

BA in IDS - EC-12 Special Ed Cert

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (EC-12 Special Education Certification Concentration) program prepares students to pursue a career as a special education teacher in an early childhood through twelfth grade classroom setting.

BA in IDS (Grades 4-8 MathScience Cert

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Grades 4-8 Mathematics/Science Certification Concentration) program prepares students to pursue a career as a science and mathematics educator in a fourth through eight grade classroom setting.

BA in IDS - Grades 4-8 Language Arts/Reading/Social Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Grades 4-8 Language Arts/Reading/Social Studies Concentration) program prepares students to pursue a career as a language arts, reading and/or social studies educator in a fourth through eight grade classroom setting.

BA in IDS - Grades 4-8 Generalist Cert

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Grades 4-8 Generalist Certification Concentration) program prepares students to pursue a career as an educator in all subject areas in a fourth through eight grade classroom setting.

BA in IDS - Early Childhood-Grade 6 Generalist Cert

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Early Childhood-Grade 6 Generalist Certification) prepares students to pursue a career as an educator in an early childhood through sixth grade setting.

IDS Degree Program with Teacher Cert

Inadvertently listed in Catalog as a degree. See Individual degree listing for information.

BA in IDS (degree-only)

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (degree-only concentration) program is for students interested in obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree without obtaining teacher certification.

BAAS in Infancy and Childhood Studies

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Infancy and Childhood Studies program emphasizes the study of language and reading in early childhood development. The program is designed for students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from any regionally-accredited community college.

Joint Degree: BS in Nutrition and Dietetics / MDS of Dietetic Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program offers the initial phase of a professional program known as the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD).

BS in Kinesiology (Physical Education Concentration)

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Physical Education Concentration) program provides students with the education and training needed for careers in for careers in teaching physical education (pre-kindergarten–12).

BS in Kinesiology (Exercise Science Concentration)

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Exercise Science Concentration) program provides students with the education and training needed for careers in exercise science.

BS in Kinesiology (Athletic Medicine Concentration)

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Athletic Medicine Concentration) program provides students with the education and training needed for careers in athletic training, and serves as a pre-professional allied health training program for physical therapy and occupational therapy.

BS in Public Health - Promotion and Behavioral Science

Offered with an interdisciplinary curriculum designed for students who are interested in gaining knowledge and developing skills needed in a variety of health care related areas, including biostatistics, environmental science, health and public administration, epidemiology, and health behavior.

BA in Women’s Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies program provides students with the opportunity to examine the social, historical, political, and cultural experiences of women and men from an interdisciplinary perspective.

BS in Health - Community Health and Preventive Services

This Bachelor of Science Degree in Health (Community Health and Preventive Services Specialization) program prepares students for careers in community health, public health and health promotion.

Cert in Athletic Coaching

The Certificate in Athletic Coaching program is designed to provide students with the education and training needed to pursue a career in athletic coaching.

ESL Supplemental Teacher Cert

ESL Supplemental Teacher Certification may be completed by any teacher certification student. Courses in this sequence will provide the necessary coursework addressing the TExES ESL Supplemental examination.

Minor in African American Studies

The Minor in African American Studies program provides an interdisciplinary approach to the political, cultural, historical, and social experiences of African Americans in the United States, and people of African descent globally.

Minor in Athletic Coaching

Minor in Athletic Coaching is designed to provide students with the education and training needed to pursue a career in athletic coaching.

Minor in Bicultural Studies

The Minor in Bicultural Studies program responds to societal and educational needs through a multidisciplinary study of cultural diversity and related disciplines.

Minor in Community Health

The Minor in Community Health program prepares students for health careers in city, county, state and national government health agencies; corporate wellness programs; and voluntary health agencies.

Minor in English as a Second Language

The Minor in English as a Second Language (ESL) program is designed to prepare students for careers in the field of English language teaching.

Minor in Wellness

The Minor in Wellness program prepares students for health careers in corporate wellness programs and voluntary health agencies.

Minor in Women’s Studies

The Minor in Women’s Studies program provides students with the opportunity to examine the social, historical, political, and cultural experiences of women and men from an interdisciplinary perspective.