Teacher Certification, All-Level (EC-12) (BS)
All-Level Teacher Certification
- All-Level Teacher Certification in Art
- All-Level Teacher Certification in Music (Offered in School of Fine Arts)
- All-Level Teacher Certification in P.E. (Kinesiology)
- All-Level Teacher Certification in Spanish
Art or PE (Kinesiology) All-Level Teacher Certification
These certification programs will prepare you to teach Art or PE 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.
Spanish All-Level Teacher Certification
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 listed coursework.
College of Education General Requirements
A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher on 45 or more hours, a score of 230 or higher on the math section of the THEA, a score of 220 or higher on the writing section of the THEA, and a 230 or higher on the reading section of the THEA are required to begin the program, as well as a personal interview.
Students must also meet the requirements of the department for Clinical Teaching (Student Teaching), as outlined in the University catalog.
Most graduates are employed in Houston-area schools. Employment opportunities vary according to teaching field.
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