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2020-2021 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Certification - Education, EC-12 Special Education Teacher

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Core Subjects

Approved major for this certification: Child/Family Studies (Special Populations minor).

Special Education “stand alone” certification is recommended only for students who plan to teach in “life skills” classrooms. Students who plan to teach in content area, resource or inclusion settings, should pursue a Core Subjects EC-6 or Core Subjects 4-8 certification with Special Education EC-12 or a secondary content teaching field with a Special Education supplement.

Phase I

All undergraduate teacher certification options require the completion of three professional foundations courses as the first phase of the program.

1PSYC 2308, PSYC 2314, and TECA 1354 are accepted in transfer as equivalent courses.
2EDUC 2301 is accepted in transfer as an equivalent course.

*Apply for admission to program prior to registration for Phase II courses.

Phase II

*Take the appropriate diagnostic tests for the TExES prior to registration for Phase III courses.

Phase III

*Take content-area TExES and PPR TExES. Apply for admission to student teaching.

(Take professional practices course if required.)

Phase IV

*For completion of Seminar, pass content-area TExES and PPR TExES if not previously passed.

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