Jun 17, 2018  
2017-2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2019 UTPB Undergraduate 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 48 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

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)
  • 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. They should plan accordingly when meeting general education and elective course requirements.  Students seeking certification as a 4-8 generalist must take at least 12 hours of math and 14-16 hours of science. 

  • English Language Arts & Reading 7-12: At least 24 semester hours at the sophomore level and above (with 6 hours at the 4000 level), including ENGL 3300 , American Literature, British Literature, Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Language/Rhetoric.  Must also complete EDUC 4323 , EDUC 4326 , EDUC 4375  
  • English Language Arts & Reading 4-8: At least 24 semester hours at the sophomore level and above (with 6 hours at the 4000 level), including ENGL 3300 , American Literature, British Literature, Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Language/Rhetoric.  Must also complete EDUC 4323 , EDUC 4326 , EDUC 4375  
  • English Language Arts, Reading, & Social Studies 4-8: At least 24 semester hours at the sophomore level and above (with 6 hours at the 4000 level), including ENGL 3300 , American Literature, British Literature, Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Language/Rhetoric, ECON 2301 GEOG 1301 , GEOG 1302 HIST 1301 , HIST 1302 HIST 3350 , two upper level US history courses and one on US history course, PLSC 2305 , PLSC 2306 EDUC 3322 EDUC 4323 , EDUC 4326 , EDUC 4375 .

Students with questions about TExES requirements should consult their Education advisor.

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