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Teaching Field Options for Secondary (7th or 8th-12th) School Teachers

In meeting the requirements for the bachelor's degree, the student may qualify for the Texas Provisional Secondary Certificate upon completion of one of the following approved programs.

Teaching Field - One broad teaching field with a minimum of 48 semester hours of upper-division courses. Students may select one of the following:

  • Art
  • Basic Business
  • Business Composite
  • English
  • English/Language Arts/Reading
  • Health
  • History
  • Industrial Arts
  • Life Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Ornamental Agriculture
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Science
  • Production Agriculture
  • Science
  • Social Studies

For specific courses within a teaching field, refer to the department's section of the University catalog and/or to the departmental advisor.

Field-Based Teacher Education Program

Students pursuing certification for teaching in the middle and secondary schools are required to participate in a one-semester field-based program.

Secondary Field-Based Teacher Education Checklist & Content Areas

Professional Course Requirements for Secondary Certification

Before participating in the first semester in the public schools, the candidate must have completed the following courses and have a minimum reading THEA score of 250 (no exemptions)

  • SED 300 -- The Teaching Profession
  • PSY 300 -- Learning Processes and Development
  • ETEC 424 -- Integrating Technology into the Middle/Secondary Curriculum
  • RDG 380 -- Comprehension and Vocabulary in Middle and High Schools

One Semester Field-Based Teacher Education Program

  • SED 400 - Pedagogy and Classroom Management in Field-based Environments
  • SED 401 -- Curriculum, Teaching Strategies, and Classroom Assessment in Pluralistic Field-Based Environments 
  • SED 404 -- Internship in Secondary Teaching
  • SED 405 -- Residency in Secondary Teaching
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