Teacher Certification, All Level (EC-12)

All Level Teacher Certification


All-Level Art or P.E. (Kinesiology)

These certification programs will prepare you to teach Art or P.E. to students in all grade levels, from pre-kindergarten through high school.

These certification areas have slightly different Liberal Arts Core and Education Core courses. For example, specific courses are designated as the natural sciences and mathematical components. In addition to the required professional development courses and a full semester of Clinical Teaching (student teaching), in the School of Education, students must complete courses in one of the teaching fields offered at HBU for elementary and secondary grades.


Course Syllabi

All students must complete the Liberal Arts Core in addition to the below listed coursework.

Courses Taken After Admission to Teacher Certification Program
Course No. Course Name
EDBI 4304 Teaching English as a Second Language
EDRE 4330 Teaching Content Area Reading Skills
EDSP 4302 Survey of Exceptional Children
EDSP 4311 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Teaching
EDUC 4100 TExES State Certification Exam Preparation Seminar
EDUC 4306 Educational Applications of Technology
EDUC 4301 Curriculum & Instruction for Elementary School
EDUC 4320 Teaching Methodology for Secondary Teachers
EDUC 4400 Student Teaching Seminar
EDUC 4484/85 Student Teaching in Elementary PE AND Secondary PE
Physical Education (EC-12):
KINE 2202 Creating a Wellness Lifestyle
KINE 2310 Foundations of Kinesiology
KINE 2334 Tests & Measurements in Kinesiology
KINE 2335 Sports and Fitness Activities
KINE 2336 Strategies & Principles of Coaching
KINE 3210 Exercise Prescription
KINE 3301 Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries
KINE 3393 Physiology of Exercise
KINE 3395 Kinesiology: Applied Biomechanics
KINE 3398 Foundations of Health Instruction
KINE 4323 Motor Learning
KINE 4328 Wellness and Fitness in EC-12 Schools

 

Courses Taken After Admission to Teacher Certification Program:
Course No. Course Name
EDBI 4304 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
EDRE 4330 Teaching Content Area Reading Skills
EDSP 4302 Survey of Exceptional Children
EDSP 4311 Diagnostic & Prescriptive Teaching for Exceptional Children
EDUC 4100 TExES State Certification Exam Preparation Seminar
EDUC 4301 Curriculum & Instruction for Elementary School
EDUC 4306 Educational Applications of Technology
EDUC 4320 Teaching Methodology for Secondary Teachers
EDUC 4400 Student Teaching Seminar
EDUC 4493/96 Student Teaching in Elementary Art AND Secondary Art
Art (EC-12):
ART 1303 Art Methods and Materials
ART 1313 Design I
ART 1323 Design II
ART 2391 Ceramics I
ART 2394 Drawing I
ART 2397 Painting I
ART 2380 Printmaking I
ART 2384 Sculpture I
ART 3305 Art for the Secondary School
INDC 4385 Essential Elements of the Fine Arts
  Choose 3 additional classes (9 hours) from the following Art History: ART 3353, 3363, 3373, 3383

All Level Teacher Certification in Spanish

To be certified to teach Spanish, candidates must achieve proficiency to pass the Texas TExES Exam (reading, writing and culture) and the BTLPT (speaking) with a rating of Advanced. All students must complete the Liberal Arts Core in addition to the below listed coursework.

Course Taken After Admission to Teacher Certification Program
Course No. Course Name  
EDRE 4330 Teaching Content Area Reading Skills 3
EDRE 4351 Emergent Literacy  
EDSP 4302 Survey of Exceptional Children  
EDSP 4311 Diagnostic & Prescriptive Teaching  
EDUC 4100 TExES State Certification Exam Preparation Seminar  
EDUC 4301 Curriculum and Instruction for Elementary  
EDUC 4306 Educational Applications of Technology  
EDUC 4320 Teaching Methodology for Secondary Teachers  
EDUC 4400 Student Teaching Seminar  
EDUC 4461 Student Teaching in Elementary Spanish  
EDUC 4462 Student Teaching in Secondary Spanish  
Spanish/ESL:
EDBI 4304 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language 3
EDBI 4305 Second Language Acquisition 3
SPAN 2314 Continuing Spanish Proficiency I 3
SPAN 2324 Continuing Spanish Proficiency II 3
SPAN 3314 Advanced Spanish Proficiency I (Advanced Grammar) 3
SPAN 3324 Advanced Spanish Proficiency II (Intro to Hispanic Literature) 3
SPAN Choose 6 courses (18 hours) from the following:
 SPAN 3305, 3306, 3307, 3308, 3321, 3335, 3336, 3360, 3372, 3374, 3376, 3378, 3380, 4305, 4306, 4307, 4313,  4343,  4344
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College of Education General Requirements

A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher on 45 or more hours, a score of 240 or higher on the math section of the THEA, a score of 220 or higher on the writing section of the THEA and a 260 or higher on the reading section of the THEA are required to begin the program and a personal interview.

Students must also meet the requirements of the department for Clinical Teaching (Student Teaching), as outlined in the University catalog.


After Graduation

Most graduates are employed in Houston-area schools. Employment opportunities vary according to teaching field.

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