Curriculum and Instruction - Undergraduate Programs

The mission of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is to prepare and support effective professional educators who can meet students' diverse academic, social, and personal needs. Department faculty members also contribute to education by generating and disseminating high-quality research, developing innovative programs to meet education needs, and through providing meaningful professional service.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers five programs: Early Childhood - Grade 6 ESL, Early Childhood - Grade 6 Bilingual, Middle-level (grades 4 - 8), Secondary (grades 7 - 12), and Literacy. All of the programs are based on state certifications and state standards. The department offers the following undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with EC-6 Bilingual Teacher Certification
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with EC-6 ESL Teacher Certification
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with 4-8 Middle-Level English Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher Certification
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with 4-8 Middle-Level Math/Science Teacher Certification
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with 4-8 Middle Level Core Subjects Teacher Certification

Please consult the College of Education Web site for current information on degree plans.

Degreed students may choose the post-baccalaureate program for initial teacher certification at the graduate level. See the College of Education Web site or a graduate academic advisor for details.

Field Experience

The application deadline is March 1 for the Fall semester and October 1 for the Spring semester Field Experience placements.

Early Childhood - 6th Grade ESL and Bilingual Field Experience occurs in the fall semester. Students enroll in three on-campus courses. They also spend one day per week in a public school classroom. In this classroom, they will work with a cooperating teacher and complete assignments from their on-campus courses. Candidates may be offered opportunities for employment as early childhood teaching assistants in a kindergarten setting. Candidates must complete all core and support system courses and meet all requirements (GPA, THEA scores, and prerequisite courses) prior to the Field Experience semester.

The first year of the Middle-Level certification includes a minimum of 40 hours of field-based experiences each semester. The second year in the program includes a fall field-based experience on Monday through Thursday for the entire school day. The spring semester is a student teaching experience, which begins with the school district calendar and lasts for 18 weeks (Monday through Friday the entire school day).

To be eligible to enter the second year of the Middle-Level education program, a candidate must have completed:

EDML 4300PRE-ADOLESCENT/ADOLESCENT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT3
EDML 4350NATURE & CURRICULUM NEEDS OF THE YOUNG ADOLESCENT LEARNER3
EDML 4370SOCIAL STUDIES & DIVERSITY IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES3
LIST 4343CONTENT AREA READING AND WRITING3
BEEP 4384LITERACY METHODS FOR ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSROOMS3

 Be currently enrolled in:

EDML 4371SCIENCE IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES3
EDML 4372MATHEMATICS IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES3
EDML 4676MIDDLE LEVEL FIELD-BASED EXPERIENCE6
LIST 4378TEACHING , READING, WRITING, AND LITERATURE IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES3
  • Have filed a degree plan with the College of Education.
  • Have an overall (or last 60 hours) GPA of 3.0.
  • Have completed the required content area courses.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all College of Education certification courses.

Middle-level certification candidates also have a field experience during fall of the second year. EDML 4676 MIDDLE LEVEL FIELD-BASED EXPERIENCE). This experience involves observing and teaching in assigned schools working with cooperating teachers, university supervisors, and middle-level students.

Field Experience for Secondary Certification is a one-semester experience for students. Eligible secondary certification students must make application  for secondary Field Experience before the deadline early in the semester preceding the Field Experience assignment. Secondary Field Experience applications are then reviewed by partner schools, and students are subsequently assigned by the Office of Educational Field Experience to appropriate school sites (based on student's area of specialization and the partner school's needs). Criminal background checks are required by school districts prior to field experience school placement.

For purposes of determining eligibility for Field Experience, all applicable grades, including those earned at other institutions, will be used in the calculation of grade point averages. Students are urged not to take more than 15 semester credit hours during the Field Experience semester.

Students must attend a mandatory orientation to become familiar with the Field Experience Handbook and the requirements prior to beginning the Field Experience assignment.

To be eligible to enter the Field Experience in the secondary certification program, the student must:

  • Have filed a degree plan with major academic department and have provided a copy to the College of Education advising office.
  • Have an overall (or last 60 hours) GPA of 3.0.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all College of Education certification courses with a grade of C or better in all College of Education certification courses.

For 15 weeks during the UT Arlington Field Experience semester, secondary students will spend five instructional clock hours and a one-hour planning period per week in their assigned schools working with cooperating teachers and secondary students.

Student Teaching

Early Childhood - 6th Grade ESL and Bilingual Student Teaching is a full-time supervised and directed practice in an approved Pre-K- 6th grade classroom. Student teachers will have at least two placements. Student teachers who are employed as early childhood teaching assistants in the fall will remain in a kindergarten setting for Student Teaching. Student Teaching is in the spring and begins and ends with the public school district calendar.

Middle-level 4th-8th Grade Student Teaching is the final semester. Candidates spend 720 hours in the field during student teaching. They attend faculty meetings, parent-teacher conferences and professional development experiences, as well as regularly scheduled university seminars that involve presentations by partner school principals and university faculty. Student Teaching takes place during the spring semester, begins with the public school district calendar, and lasts 18 weeks.

Student Teaching for Secondary Certification immediately follows the Field Experience semester for students seeking Secondary certification and All-level certification. It is a one-semester experience scheduled to begin and end with the public school district calendar that involves working full-time with cooperating teachers and grades 7-12 students in the school setting five days a week. Student Teaching is considered full-time enrollment.

Students must attend a mandatory orientation to become familiar with the Student Teaching Handbook and the requirements prior to beginning the Student Teaching assignment.
For purposes of determining Student Teaching eligibility for all education students, the following must be completed:

  • 3.0 GPA overall.
  • 3.0 GPA in all College of Education certification courses with a grade of C or better in all College of Education certification courses.
  • Additional requirements specific to each certification level.

Oral Communication Competency Requirement

All students will satisfy the oral communication requirement during the professional development sequence leading to initial teacher certification. Students must complete the Field Experience semester with an acceptable evaluation of oral communication by university supervisors and assigned cooperating teachers in the field.

Admission, Enrollment and Program Continuation

To ensure that all students develop a solid academic foundation, all first time, first-year freshman students (regardless of intended major) must obtain academic advising and clearance for registration from a University College academic advisor during their first year. After the first year, students should seek advisement from the College of Education. Transfer students must seek academic advising from the College of Education academic advisors immediately.

Eligibility for Admission and Enrollment

Students seeking admission to the College of Education must meet specific criteria established by the College of Education for unconditional admission:

  • Satisfy credit hour requirements for admission to a degree plan.
  • Application for admission.
  • Submit transcripts from each college or university the student has attended (reflecting all current/completed semesters).
  • Meet College of Education requirements on the THEA: Reading-270; Writing-220; Math-230.
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Any other assessment requirements deemed necessary by the College of Education.
  • Students who have been suspended or expelled from The University of Texas at Arlington or any other university or program for reasons other than academic reasons may be denied admission or readmission to an educator preparation program in the College of Education.

Eligibility for Program Continuation

Each candidate for certification must:

  • Demonstrate suitability for admission to the teaching profession.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to the Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators.
  • Demonstrate the speech competencies associated with proficient oral communication in instructional settings. If a student is found to be deficient in these competencies, successful completion of COMS 3315 COMMUNICATION FOR EDUCATORS or an approved substitute will be required.
  • Demonstrate progress through committee assessment of the teaching field(s) or specialization(s) and maintain a 3.0 GPA in all College of Education certification courses with a grade of C or better.

Students/candidates who have been suspended or expelled from The University of Texas at Arlington or any other university or program for reasons other than academic reasons may be denied admission or readmission to an educator preparation program in the College of Education.

Each student/candidate in the College of Education of UT Arlington will be evaluated on Professional Dispositions by faculty and staff. These dispositions have been identified as essential for a highly-qualified professional. Instructors and program directors will work with candidates rated as "unacceptable" in one or more stated criteria. The candidate will have an opportunity to develop a plan to remediate any digressions. Should questions be raised by UT Arlington faculty or professional practitioners regarding a student's program continuation, the student will be referred to the Department in which he or she is enrolled.

Degrees with Teacher Certification

Degrees with EC-6 Certification

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with ESL EC-6 Teacher Certification

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 42
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
WORLD LITERATURE
BRITISH LITERATURE
AMERICAN LITERATURE
FOUNDATIONAL COMPONENT AREA (3 hours)
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
ARITHMETICAL PROBLEM SOLVING
Natural Science (lab science, Biology recommended) 6 credit hours
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Art, dance, music, theatre arts, or other approved course. (MUSI 3305 or ART 1301 recommended)
Other Program Requirements
Foreign Language, two courses, Spanish preferred, at 1441 and 1442 level. No sign language.8
MATH 1331GEOMETRICAL INFERENCE AND REASONING3
MATH 1332FUNCTIONS, DATA, AND APPLICATIONS3
Select two of the following:6
PHYSICAL SCIENCE - PHYSICS
PHYSICAL SCIENCE - CHEMISTRY
GEOLOGY, METEOROLOGY, AND OCEANOGRAPHY
ASTRONOMY
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
HIST 3363TEXAS TO 1850 (or HIST 3364 TEXAS SINCE 1845)3
Early Childhood Support System - 7 hours at 2000 level or above. See advisor.7
EDUC 4316FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION3
ELED 4317GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT, AND LEARNING THEORY3
BEEP 3381LANGUAGE MINORITY STUDENTS: DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT3
ELED 4321CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT, PEDAGOGY, AND PRACTICES IN EC-6 EDUCATION3
BEEP 4306FAMILY LITERACY AND SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION3
BEEP 4385SHELTERED ENGLISH INSTRUCTION3
EDTC 4301TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS3
LIST 4373LITERACY LEARNING FOR EC-6 STUDENTS: READING AND WRITING3
LIST 4374LITERACY LEARNING FOR EC-6 STUDENTS: LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE3
LIST 4376ASSESSMENT IN LITERACY LEARNING3
ELED 4311TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN EARLY AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION3
ELED 4312TEACHING SCIENCE AND HEALTH IN EARLY AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION3
ELED 4314TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN EARLY ELEMENTARY EDUCATION3
BEEP 4384LITERACY METHODS FOR ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSROOMS3
ELED 4687STUDENT TEACHING IN EARLY AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION6
Total Hours120

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with EC-6 Bilingual Teacher Certification

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 42
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
WORLD LITERATURE
BRITISH LITERATURE
AMERICAN LITERATURE
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865 1
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT 1
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
ARITHMETICAL PROBLEM SOLVING
Natural Science (lab science-Biology recommended- 6 hours)
MUSIC FOR CHILDREN
ART APPRECIATION
FOUNDATIONAL COMPONENT AREA (3 hours)
SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Program Requirments
MATH 1331GEOMETRICAL INFERENCE AND REASONING3
MATH 1332FUNCTIONS, DATA, AND APPLICATIONS3
SPAN 2313INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I3
SPAN 2314INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II3
Select two of the following:6
PHYSICAL SCIENCE - PHYSICS
PHYSICAL SCIENCE - CHEMISTRY
GEOLOGY, METEOROLOGY, AND OCEANOGRAPHY
ASTRONOMY
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
Advanced Spanish6
ADVANCED SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS
COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3
CHICANO LITERATURE
MEXICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
Any MAS 23XX or above
Professional Courses
Courses to be completed in the first year of the COEd Bilingual program sequence:
BEEP 3381LANGUAGE MINORITY STUDENTS: DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT3
BEEP 4305BILITERACY DEVELOPMENT IN DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMS3
EDUC 4316FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION3
BEEP 4302IMPLEMENTATION OF EC-6 DUAL LANGUAGE CURRICULUM MODELS3
ELED 4317GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT, AND LEARNING THEORY3
EDTC 4301TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS3
LIST 4373LITERACY LEARNING FOR EC-6 STUDENTS: READING AND WRITING3
LIST 4376ASSESSMENT IN LITERACY LEARNING3
BEEP 4382LITERACY INSTRUCTION IN SPANISH FOR THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM3
BEEP 4306FAMILY LITERACY AND SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION3
Courses to be completed in the second-year:
BEEP 4311MATH IN DUAL LANGUAGE SETTINGS3
BEEP 4312SCIENCE AND HEALTH EDUCATION IN DUAL LANGUAGE SETTINGS3
BEEP 4314CREATIVE ARTS AND SOCIAL STUDIES IN DUAL LANGUAGE SETTINGS3
BEEP 4384LITERACY METHODS FOR ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSROOMS3
BEEP 4319ASSESSMENT OF CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE STUDENTS IN EC-6 SETTINGS3
BEEP 4687STUDENT TEACHING IN EC-6 BILINGUAL/ESL CLASSROOMS6
Total Hours120
1

One Texas History may be taken in place of one US History: HIST 3363 TEXAS TO 1850 or HIST 3364 TEXAS SINCE 1845.

Degrees with 4 - 8 Certification

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with 4-8 Middle-Level English Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher Certification

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 42
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
WORLD LITERATURE
BRITISH LITERATURE
AMERICAN LITERATURE
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865 1
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT 1
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
ARITHMETICAL PROBLEM SOLVING
LIFE AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE (Biology recommended 6 hours)
SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE (3 hours)
FOUNDATIONAL COMPONENT AREA (3 hours)
CREATIVE ARTS (3 hours)
Select one of the following:3
HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
HISTORY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I
HISTORY OF WORLD LITERATURE I
Program Requirements
ENGL 3371ADVANCED EXPOSITION3
ENGL 2384STRUCTURE OF MODERN ENGLISH3
ENGL 4370RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS3
ENGL 4366YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE3
or ENGL 4365 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
HIST 2301HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION3
HIST 2302HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION3
HIST 3363TEXAS TO 18503
HIST 3364TEXAS SINCE 18453
ECON 2337ECONOMICS OF SOCIAL ISSUES3
GEOG 1301+3
Select one of the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
LEGISLATIVE ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE
COMPARATIVE STATE AND LOCAL POLITICS
PUBLIC OPINION
AMERICAN POLITICAL PARTIES
SEPARATION OF POWERS AND AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS
ELECTORAL BEHAVIOR
MODERN POLITICAL IDEAS
THE U.S. PRESIDENCY
SPAN 2313INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I3
SPAN 2314INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II (recommended)3
Professional Courses
Courses to be completed in the first year of the COEd Middle-Level Program:
EDML 4300PRE-ADOLESCENT/ADOLESCENT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT3
EDML 4350NATURE & CURRICULUM NEEDS OF THE YOUNG ADOLESCENT LEARNER3
EDML 4370SOCIAL STUDIES & DIVERSITY IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES3
LIST 4343CONTENT AREA READING AND WRITING3
BEEP 4384LITERACY METHODS FOR ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSROOMS3
Courses to be completed in the second year of the COEd Middle-Level Program:
Fall Field-Based Courses -
EDML 4371SCIENCE IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES3
EDML 4372MATHEMATICS IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES3
LIST 4378TEACHING , READING, WRITING, AND LITERATURE IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES3
EDML 4676MIDDLE LEVEL FIELD-BASED EXPERIENCE (all day Monday-Friday)6
Spring Field-Based Experience -
EDML 4677MIDDLE LEVEL STUDENT TEACHING6
Total Hours120
1

One Texas History may be taken in place of one US History: HIST 3363 TEXAS TO 1850 or HIST 3364 TEXAS SINCE 1845.

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with 4-8 Middle-Level Math/Science Teacher Certification

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 42
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
WORLD LITERATURE (or 2319 or 2329)
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865 1
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT 1
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE (3 hours)
FOUNDATIONAL COMPONENT AREA (3 hours)
CREATIVE ARTS (3 hours)
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (required)
EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY
Program Requirements
MATH 1330ARITHMETICAL PROBLEM SOLVING3
MATH 1331GEOMETRICAL INFERENCE AND REASONING3
MATH 1332FUNCTIONS, DATA, AND APPLICATIONS3
MATH 4350PRECALCULUS FOR MID-LEVEL MATHEMATICS TEACHERS (Capstone I: Fall Only)3
MATH 4351CALCULUS FOR MID-LEVEL MATHEMATICS TEACHERS (Capstone II: Spring Only)3
BIOL 3454GENERAL ZOOLOGY4
or BIOL 3427 PLANT SCIENCE
CHEM 1451CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES (0r CHEM 1300/1100)4
SCIE 3301PHYSICAL SCIENCE - PHYSICS3
SCIE 3303GEOLOGY, METEOROLOGY, AND OCEANOGRAPHY3
SCIE 3304ASTRONOMY (MATH/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY ELECTIVE)3
Other Requirements
MATH/SCIENCE/TECHNOLGY ELECTIVE (3 hours)3
MATH/SCIENCE/TECHNOLGY ELECTIVE (3 hours)3
MATH/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY ELECTIVE (3 hours)3
Professional Courses
Courses to be completed in the first year of the COEd Middle-Level Program:
EDML 4300PRE-ADOLESCENT/ADOLESCENT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT3
EDML 4350NATURE & CURRICULUM NEEDS OF THE YOUNG ADOLESCENT LEARNER3
EDML 4370SOCIAL STUDIES & DIVERSITY IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES3
LIST 4343CONTENT AREA READING AND WRITING3
BEEP 4384LITERACY METHODS FOR ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSROOMS3
Courses to be completed in the second year of the COEd Middle-Level program:
Fall Field-Based Courses -
SCIE 4101SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMPOSITE SCIENCE1
EDML 4371SCIENCE IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES3
EDML 4372MATHEMATICS IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES3
LIST 4378TEACHING , READING, WRITING, AND LITERATURE IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES3
EDML 4676MIDDLE LEVEL FIELD-BASED EXPERIENCE (all day Monday - Thursday)6
Spring Field-Based Experience -
EDML 4677MIDDLE LEVEL STUDENT TEACHING6
Total Hours120
1

One Texas History may be taken in place of one US History: HIST 3363 TEXAS TO 1850 or HIST 3364 TEXAS SINCE 1845.

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with 4-8 Middle Level core subjects Teacher Certification

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 42
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
WORLD LITERATURE
BRITISH LITERATURE
AMERICAN LITERATURE
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865 1
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT 1
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
ARITHMETICAL PROBLEM SOLVING
LIFE & PHYSICAL SCIENCE (Biology recommended 6 hours)
FOUNDATIONAL COMPONENT AREA (3 hours)
SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (3 hours)
CREATIVE ARTS (3 hours)
Program Requirements
ENGL 2384STRUCTURE OF MODERN ENGLISH3
ENGL 4370RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS3
Select one of the following:3
HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
HISTORY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I
HISTORY OF WORLD LITERATURE I
ENGL 4366YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE3
or ENGL 4365 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
MATH 1331GEOMETRICAL INFERENCE AND REASONING3
MATH 1332FUNCTIONS, DATA, AND APPLICATIONS3
MATH 4350PRECALCULUS FOR MID-LEVEL MATHEMATICS TEACHERS (Capstone I (Fall only))3
MATH 4351CALCULUS FOR MID-LEVEL MATHEMATICS TEACHERS (Capstone II (Spring only))3
GEOL 1301EARTH SYSTEMS3
GEOL 1302EARTH HISTORY3
Select two of the following:6
PHYSICAL SCIENCE - PHYSICS
PHYSICAL SCIENCE - CHEMISTRY
GEOLOGY, METEOROLOGY, AND OCEANOGRAPHY
ASTRONOMY
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
ECON 2337ECONOMICS OF SOCIAL ISSUES3
SOCIAL/CULTURAL STUDIES 3300+3
Professional Courses
Courses to be completed in the first year of the COEd program sequence:
Required Fall courses
EDML 4300PRE-ADOLESCENT/ADOLESCENT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT3
EDML 4350NATURE & CURRICULUM NEEDS OF THE YOUNG ADOLESCENT LEARNER3
Required Spring courses
EDML 4370SOCIAL STUDIES & DIVERSITY IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES3
BEEP 4384LITERACY METHODS FOR ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSROOMS3
Additional first year course (offered Fall, Spring, Summer)
This course may be taken in any semester of the first year.
LIST 4343CONTENT AREA READING AND WRITING3
Field Experience Semester -
Courses to be completed in the second year of the COEd Middle-Level Program:
Fall Field-Based Courses -
EDML 4371SCIENCE IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES3
EDML 4372MATHEMATICS IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES3
LIST 4378TEACHING , READING, WRITING, AND LITERATURE IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES3
EDML 4676MIDDLE LEVEL FIELD-BASED EXPERIENCE (all day Monday - Thursday)6
Spring Field-Based Experience -
EDML 4677MIDDLE LEVEL STUDENT TEACHING6
Total Hours120
1

One Texas History may be taken in place of one US History: HIST 3363 TEXAS TO 1850 or HIST 3364 TEXAS SINCE 1845.

Courses

ELED 4305. LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT IN EC-6 CLASSROOMS. 3 Hours.

Focus on children's developing verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Examine relationships among listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Consider theories of early literacy development. Special attention to the relationships among literacy, social, and cognitive development; technological advances; and diversity in children and families. Prerequisite: EDUC 4316; ELED 4317. Weekly field experience in EC-6 classrooms required.

ELED 4311. TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN EARLY AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION. 3 Hours.

Principles of integration of mathematics concepts in relation to cognitive development. Emphasis on developing dispositions promoting scientific investigation and appropriate objects, materials, activities and programs to assist in assimilation of mathematics concepts. Course will also address the instructional needs and appropriate assessment of all students in inclusive, multicultural and multilingual classrooms for this content area. Field-based experiences required - One full day per week on elementary campus.) Prerequisite: EDUC 4316, ELED 4313, ELED 4317, ELED 4321, EDTC 4301 and BEEP 4306. Taken concurrently with ELED 4312, ELED 4314 and BEEP 4384.

ELED 4312. TEACHING SCIENCE AND HEALTH IN EARLY AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION. 3 Hours.

Principles of integration of science and health concepts in relation to cognitive, socio-emotional, and psychomotor development. Emphasis on developing dispositions promoting scientific investigation and appropriate objects, materials, activities and programs to assist in assimilation of science and health concepts. Course will also address the instructional needs and appropriate assessment of all students in inclusive, multicultural and multilingual classrooms for this content area. Field-based experiences required - One full day per week on elementary campus. Prerequisite: EDUC 4316; ELED 4313, ELED 4317, ELED 4321; EDTC 4301, and BEEP 4306. Taken concurrently with ELED 4312, ELED 4314 and BEEP 4384.

ELED 4313. ARTS IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION. 3 Hours.

Provides EC-6 candidates with an understanding of how experiences in visual art, music, drama and movement are integrated throughout elementary curriculum to support children's learning and development. Candidates will learn the importance of the arts for children's cognitive, socio-emotional and psychomotor development. Course will also address the instructional needs and appropriate assessment of all students in inclusive, multicultural, and multilingual classrooms for this content area. Field-based experiences required - One full day per week on elementary campus. Prerequisite: EDUC 4316 and ELED 4317. Taken concurrently with ELED 4321 and BEEP 4306.

ELED 4314. TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN EARLY ELEMENTARY EDUCATION. 3 Hours.

Examination of materials, methods, content, and assessment learning experiences associated with elementary social studies. Content areas include history, geography, economics, government, citizenship, culture, science, technology and society. Opportunities to demonstrate applications in field settings. Course will also address the instructional needs and appropriate assessment of all students in inclusive, multicultural, and multilingual classrooms for this content area. Prerequisites: EDUC 4316; ELED 4317, ELED 4313, ELED 4321; EDTC 4301, BEEP 4306. Field experiences required.

ELED 4317. GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT, AND LEARNING THEORY. 3 Hours.

Examination of the relationship between major theories and principles of cognitive, socio-emotional, and psychomotor development and EC-6 student learning, home-school connections, and behavior in the classroom. Emphasis on environmental and cultural influences on children's development and learning, prenatal through age 12. This course is a prerequisite course and must be taken with EDUC 4316.

ELED 4321. CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT, PEDAGOGY, AND PRACTICES IN EC-6 EDUCATION. 3 Hours.

A study of developmentally appropriate curriculum and methods for elementary classrooms, including diversity, assessment, behavior guidance and management, planning instruction, and creating a positive learning environment. Course will also address instructional needs and appropriate assessment of all students in inclusive, multicultural, and multilingual classrooms. Field observations required. Prerequisites: EDUC 4316, ELED 4317. Students in the EC-6 Generalist program take this course concurrently with ELED 4313.

ELED 4687. STUDENT TEACHING IN EARLY AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION. 6 Hours.

Full-day, Monday - Friday, supervised and directed practice in university-approved classrooms for students in EC-6 classrooms. Candidates will have two placements: one in PK-2 and one in grade 3-6. Student teaching must immediately follow the field-based experiences semester. Student teaching assumes that candidates will follow the school district's calendar, and report to the classroom all day and each day of the semester. Prerequisites: EDUC 4316; ELED 4311, ELED 4312, ELED 4313, ELED 4314, ELED 4317, ELED 4321; BEEP 4306, BEEP 4384; EDTC 4301; LIST 4373, LIST 4374, LIST 4376.

ELED 5309. TRENDS AND ISSUES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. 3 Hours.

In-depth analysis of current research on issues in Early Childhood Education. Emphasis on the evaluation and impact of historical, political, and social policy; overview of legislation and advocacy on behalf of young children.

ELED 5312. EC6: INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES IN SCIENCE. 3 Hours.

Study of principles of integration of content in EC-6 classrooms with focus on science concepts and cognitive development. Emphasis on developing dispositions toward scientific inquiry and the use of appropriate objects, materials, activities, and programs to assist in the learning of science concepts.

ELED 5315. PRACTICUM. 3 Hours.

Practicum in student's teaching area(s). This semester-long experience will help students apply theory and research to practice.

ELED 5317. THEORIES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING. 3 Hours.

Human growth and development, including developmental anomalies, from birth through middle childhood with emphasis on cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth. Attention is given to current research regarding establishment of learning environments that foster development of the child's self-concept, cognitive competencies, oral language and literacy development, and positive social behaviors including appreciation of diversity among individuals and groups.

ELED 5318. FOUNDATIONS IN EC6 EDUCATION. 3 Hours.

An overview of historical and philosophical influences and current research in early and elementary education on promoting educational environments that support development of the whole child. Attention is given to the development and implementation of appropriate EC-6 curricula and programs that extend and integrate learning experiences of children, including the home-school relationship.

ELED 5319. EC6 EDUCATION: INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES IN MATHEMATICS. 3 Hours.

Study of principles of integration of content in EC-6 classrooms with focus on mathematics concepts and cognitive development. Emphasis on developing dispositions toward the use of appropriate objects, materials, activities, and programs to assist in learning of mathematics concepts.

ELED 5320. EC6 EDUCATION: INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES IN SOCIAL STUDIES AND THE CREATIVE ARTS. 3 Hours.

Study of principles of integration of content in EC-6 classrooms with focus on social studies, the creative arts, and cognitive and socio-emotional development. Emphasis on developing dispositions promoting awareness of self and others, and the study of group dynamics involved in the socialization process in a diverse community. Strategies for enhancing creativity and risk-taking characteristics in EC-6 classrooms.

ELED 5321. EC-6: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT & INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES:. 3 Hours.

This course explores a variety of effective classroom management and instructional strategies which include developmentally appropriate, research-based, and anti-biased curricular and materials to teach the core content subjects of English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies in ESL elementary classrooms. This course also examines challenges to inquiry-based instruction, including those related to assessment, behavior guidance and management, planning instruction, and diversity. 15 hours of field observations are required.

ELED 5390. SELECTED TOPICS IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION. 3 Hours.

An examination of different topics related to elementary education. This course may be repeated for credit with permission.

ELED 5391. INDEPENDENT RESEARCH. 3 Hours.

Research over a topic agreed upon between the student and instructor. May be repeated for credit with permission.