Graduate Certifications and Specializations

Specialization in English as a Second Language (ESL)

Minimum of 12 hours from the following:

  • Eng 557 Teaching English as a Second Language

  • BlEd 501 Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual/ESL Education

  • BlEd 510 Dual Language Assessment

  • BlEd 512 Social and Academic Language Development in English for Bilingual Learners

  • BLED 513 Advanced Sheltered Content Area Instruction

  • BLED 597 Special Topics (may be repeated when title varies)

 

 

Specialization in Bilingual Education

Minimum of 12 hours from the following:

  • Eng 557 Teaching English as a Second Language

  • BlEd 501 Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual/ESL Education

  • BlEd 502 Social and Academic Language Development for Bilingual Learners

  • BlEd 503 Bilingual Content Instruction

  • BLED 510 Dual Language Assessment

  • BLED 597 Special Topics (may be repeated when title varies)

 

Students seeking bilingual education specialization must demonstrate advanced oral and written proficiency in both English and Spanish. If advanced Spanish proficiency is not demonstrated, students may be required to take additional Spanish language development courses at the university or through an immersion experience overseas.

Content provided by Bilingual/ESL Director Chris Green

 

Master Reading Teacher (MRT) Certificate

Program Director: Dr. Juan Araujo

EDUCATION - PART 7, CHAPTER 239, SUB-CHAPTER E, RULE §239.101

STATE BOARD FOR EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION
STUDENT SERVICES CERTIFICATES
MASTER TEACHER CERTIFICATE
Master Reading Teacher Certification:

(a) To ensure that there are teachers with special training to work with other teachers and with students in order to improve student reading performance, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) established the Master Reading Teacher Certificate.

(b) The holder of the Master Reading Teacher Certificate may serve as a reading teacher mentor to other teachers and teach reading to students in Prekindergarten-Grade 12.

(c) To be eligible for the Master Reading Teacher Certificate, an individual must:

(1) hold the Reading Specialist Certificate issued under Subchapter D of this chapter (relating to Reading Specialist Certificate) and successfully complete a course of instruction as prescribed under paragraph

(2)(B) of this subsection through an SBEC-approved educator preparation program and satisfy any other requirement generally applicable to a certificate issued under this title; or

(2) hold a valid teaching certificate issued under this title and:

(A) have at least three creditable years teaching experience as a classroom teacher, as defined in Chapter 153, Subchapter CC, of this title (relating to Commissioner's Rules on Creditable Years of Service) and the Texas Education Code, §5.001(2);

(B) satisfactorily complete a knowledge-based and skills-based course of instruction through an SBEC-approved educator preparation program on the science of teaching children to read that includes training in:

(i) effective reading instruction techniques, including effective techniques for students whose primary language is a language other than English;

(ii) identification of dyslexia and related reading disorders and effective reading instruction techniques for students with those disorders; and

(iii) effective professional peer mentoring techniques;

(C) satisfactorily complete a field-based practicum prescribed by an SBEC-approved educator preparation program;

(D) perform satisfactorily on the master reading teacher certification examination prescribed by the SBEC; and

(E) satisfy any other requirement generally applicable to a certificate issued under this title.

Source Note:

The provisions of this §239.101 adopted to be effective May 22, 2003, 28 TexReg 3950; amended to be effective March 30, 2005, 30 TexReg 1771; amended to be effective December 23, 2009, 34 TexReg 9201

For more information, please contact:

Advisor: Dr. Juan Araujo

 

Gifted and Talented Certification