It is the student’s responsibility to read the university catalog and be familiar with degree requirements.
Complete at least 120 semester credit hours.
Complete at least 54 hours at the junior/senior level. At least 30 of these hours must be completed at UTPB.
Complete at least 18 hours in a minor. At least 9 of these must be at the junior/senior level. Students seeking a second teaching filed for secondary certification in English must complete all requirements for the major.
Earn at least a C grade in all English courses counting toward the minimum course requirements and maintain at least a GPA of 2.00 for all courses applicable toward the B.A. degree. Students seeking teacher certification must maintain a GPA of at least 2.75 in all English courses beyond Freshman Composition.
A TOTAL OF THIRTY HOURS (30sch) of study is required for the English certification track; 6 sch may be at the sophomore (2000) level; 6 sch MUST be at the senior (4000) level. The freshman English courses ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 are not included in these hours.
To meet Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requirements, students seeking certification to teach grades EC-6 or 4-8 must take at least 9 hours of math (may include statistics) at or above college-level algebra and at least 12 hours of science.
English Language Arts & Reading 7-12: Complete the courses for the BA in English (Teacher Track)
English Language Arts & Reading 4-8: Complete the courses for the BA in English (Teacher Track)
English Language Arts, Reading, & Social Studies 4-8: Complete the courses for VA in English with a minor in history, or for the BA in history with a minor in English. In addition, complete ECON 2301 and two geography courses.
Students with questions about TExES requirements should consult their Education advisor.