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2015 - 2017 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2015 - 2017 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, English Education Certification Track, BA

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Degree Requirements

It is the student’s responsibility to read the university catalog and be familiar with degree requirements.

  1. Complete at least 120 semester credit hours.
  2. Complete at least 54 hours at the junior/senior level. At least 30 of these hours must be completed at UTPB.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

General Education Requirements (42 sch)

Communication (6 sch)

Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)

Creative Arts (3 sch)

* UNIV courses are open to students in the Honors Program only.

Component Area (3 sch)

Required Courses (30 sch)

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.

One Upper Level Course in Each Category

One must be at the senior (4000) level.

  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Drama

British Literature (one required)

American Literature (one required)

Multicultural Literature (one required)

Literature and the Visual (one required)

Minor (or Second Teaching Field) (18 sch)

At least 9 of these must be at the junior/senior level.

Education Certification Requirements

Phase I

Teacher Education Core- must complete with a 2.75 GPA or better and no grade lower than a C.

Phase II

Literacy & Pedagogy (program admission required to begin Phase III)

Requires lab time in public school classrooms.

Take Diagnostic Pretests for the TExES

Phase III

Content-Area Methods

Phase IV

Take/pass Content Area TExES (and PPR if eligible).

Phase V

Student Teaching, Apply for Admission to Student Teaching when taking your last methods course. Passing the English Language Arts TExES is required for admission.

Phase VI

Apply for Certification

TExES Requirements

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.

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